The map has been a labour of love, but it was and is, nontheless, still a labourous task. Not only have i been doing my best detailing every nook and cranny in the town of Bushmills and making the whole thing convincing yet inviting, i have been working on the heritage images which, while they are separate from the map itself, will be placed throughout it and around it's edges. Last but not least is actually piecing it all together in order than it does not overlap the existing design elements already in place. Needless to say, i have not slept much for the past month and have been burning the midnight oil, but for the love of town and country, i shant complain too much. Unfortunatly too much of that can make you a bit irritable, but thanks goes to Nescafe and my muse Christine for keeping me sane and awake. It would, of course, help if i was not my own worst critic, and indeed there have been times when elements of the map have been scrapped and redrawn, if only to make the map that much more appealing. I want to create something that i can be proud of in years to come, and this almost always includes a lot of hard work and discipline.
I really enjoy meeting up with the group over a coffee and a chat and i couldn't ask for a nicer group of guys to work with. I feel very blessed to be a part of the team, and with everyone bringing their own ideas to the table, it gives us a lot more to work with week by week. While my artwork is out there in the wider world and enjoyed in different countries, the work for the Brighter Bushmills Project which i am doing for the Bushmills Trust is not only different, but of equal value to me. Bushmills is a town where many thousands of tourists pass through every year and it is a great honour to know my work will be seen by visitors to the town.
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