After a three month hiatus, I'm back to my Adobe Illustrator learning practice. Strawberry season 1 is neither my best nor my worst pattern: it's a warm up to the next phase. I drew this strawberry stem in my portable sketchbook one Sunday in June as I listened to a sermon. At breakfast that morningI had noticed that strawberry stems have ten leaves and are quite graceful when removed from the strawberry and flattened out. Strawberry season in Canada is over, but here's a reminder of warm weather as we enter the cool, cosy season.