here is my shape. well actually, it's two shapes. well really it's 3 if you count the text. but we won't count the text as in this instance it isn't a shape it's just text.
here's my first exercise anyway. hijus flame. i am so not an artist. now's when being able to use a wacom would be nifty.
i decided i wanted to add text but couldn't get the text to lie outside the path so i had to make the path bigger in order for it to fit inside. then i couldn't get my hand to work well enough to get the flame down on the filled area.
i learned a lot though including that i want to learn how to put text on a path wherever i want it.