I can remember learning to sail in our little 'Penguin'... a one man wooden sailboat with only one sail. Though I wasn't the best sailor in the family, I did enjoy being out on the river being pushed along by the breeze.
Eventually, my family went on to own bigger sailboats made for racing and exploring... but my favorite by far was that little wooden Penguin made for just one sailor. And that little boat is the inspiration for the "Sailboat Buddies" illustration I created.
Thinking back on those growing up days, there are lots of words that go together with sailing for me... Sailing, Wind, Sunshine, Gulls, Lake, River, Dock, Sailboat, Happiness. And so, as I planned out how this "Sailboat Buddies" mug would look, I decided to include those words in the overall design.
I hope you like the final product as much as I do!