The Lesson from the Strawberries

Earlier tonight, I decided to learn something new: Adobe Illustrator. 

I've been staying at home since March 10 because of the community quarantine but I realized that I have nothing to show for it except for a little some fat that magically appeared here and there. We're actually going to be in General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting tomorrow, but I'm still not keen on going out as it is still dangerous out there. "Don't go out unless it's necessary," they say. But, I digress.

(This is the part where I was mentally steering us back to our topic. ๐Ÿ˜) 

After dinner, I installed Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 on my laptop and then looked for a basic Adobe Illustrator tutorial on YouTube. The "easiest" I found was one on how to make a strawberry.

While the kids were watching TV and hubby was concentrating on his Facebook wall, there I was focusing my full concentration on the video tutorial. I replayed that video more than a dozen times, even slowing it down and pausing it so I can catch up with the instruction.

But I'm stuck! I can't figure out how to turn an oval into a strawberry. And it's starting to annoy me.

That's when Geshery came to me and asked if she can also draw a strawberry. At first, I said no because I was sure that she'll end up deleting my files or messing up my laptop. However, she's a persistent one so I relented.

I went to the kitchen to get myself a drink and when I came back about three minutes later, she has her strawberry shape already! I almost can't believe it but here's it:

Geshery's progress with her strawberry on Illustrator, and this is for about 3 minutes only.
Geshery's progress with her strawberry on Illustrator, and this is for about 3 minutes only.

So while I was letting her finish her drawing, I started writing this blog post. Halfway through my post, she jubilantly declared that she's done with her strawberry.

Geshery's Strawberry Drawing on Illustrator
Geshery's Strawberry Drawing on Illustrator

Of course, her older sister, Georyl, got curious and went to see what Geshery did. And, as you might have guessed it, she also wants to try her magic with the Illustrator.

She had to work fast though because hubby already announced that it's bed time. But in just a few minutes, she managed to draw her strawberry, too. It's not quite finished yet, she said, but friends, here's Georyl's unfinished strawberry:

Georyl's Strawberry Drawing on Illustrator (unfinished)
Georyl's Strawberry Drawing on Illustrator (unfinished)

Earlier tonight, I decided to learn something new: Adobe Illustrator. This feat will have to be postponed to another day but what I learned today was important as well.
Never underestimate kids, especially my kids (insert proud mommy grin).
I pride myself for excelling on multi-tasking but my kids can watch TV while listening to a YouTube video from the next room.

Proof: strawberries.


4 Comments

  1. I can do it in less than a minute......... grrrrr..... Geshery is watching me and said O YEAH!!! DO IT !! DO IT!!!

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    1. LOL! I'm going to wait for it..... ������

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  2. Wow, smart kids! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜teach me how to make a google account georyl n gesh๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. Sure! But you have to put your name here or else, we don't know who to teach �� - georyl n gesh

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