Since I found the They Draw & Travel website, I started brainstorming ideas about elements I would want to include in an illustrated map. Last night I downloaded a trial version of Illustrator in the hopes that I may be able to play around with it a bit for this purpose. I've travelled a little bit but one of my more recent trips took me west to the lovely state of Oregon. There's an attractive quality to the West, perhaps a type of natural beauty which isn't always apparent in my immediate surroundings. Stay tuned for the final results, or at least my final attempts in the near future.