Sound like those go together to me! My new illustrations should be appearing on belt buckles, in jewelry and as prints pretty soon. I'd forgotten how much fun Illustrator can be. I had turned some images (the crow and the weenie dog) into vector art when Vector Magic was still free and just got around to using it. BTW, if you can afford it, get Vector Magic. So much easier than Live Trace in Illustrator and better results. It'll export as an .eps or .ai. Great stuff. Otherwise, I tend to hand draw what I want then trace it and import it into Illustrator to trace over with the pen and shape tools.