As many of my close colleges know, I have ALWAYS hated Adobe Illustrator. The whole using the pen tool and anchor system just never worked for me and the way I create. Recently I discovered the Blob Brush. And with my newly aquired Wacom series 5 tablet, I was able to play with some of the settings and create the above image. Also hand written fonts, wayyy easier now.
Now if I could only conquer the effects pallet in Illustrator. Oh how I love my 12% outer glow in Photoshop.