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When I was a kid in school, one of the ways I amused myself during math class was to create patterns using my math set. Often, they would end up on graphing paper as well. That is where I got the inspiration for this illustration. Although I always did well in my math classes, it was not a subject that I particularly enjoyed. So when I was finished with my homework, I would create these little designs. I was reminiscing when I thought of recreating one of my designs. I drew it by hand first, and then scanned it and used the auto trace feature in Corel Draw to convert it into a vector format. Of course, the auto trace feature can only do so much. I spent several hours cleaning up the file and fixing it. Then I put it together into a seamless pattern and added the graphing paper behind. It looks remarkably similar to the designs I used to make in elementary school.