Thanks for the great class Dylan! This was a great exercise..I will definitely be using the quick mask tool more in the future :)
So, my name was chosen for a few different reasons. The woman who designed the first Christmas seal was Emily Bissell. She actually designed it to raise money for charity, so that's pretty cool! My parents are big into Christmas and art history, so it helped solidify their decision. My mom also had a great aunt Emily and had fond memories of playing on her farm as a child. Emily was (and still is) a pretty popular name, but having this bit of history is a fun reminder of why it was picked for me.