New Logo

My old logo was designed back in 2012.  I was obsessed with Zentangles at the time and the star is a Zentangle pattern called an Auraknot.

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It’s a very relaxing and fun pattern to make.  And I love the star that I produced.

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But it’s a little complex for a logo.  I did create a simpler version.

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In recent years though I’ve become a lot more colourful in both my personal style, and in my work.  I find myself becoming a little obsessed with rainbows.

I’ve been considering redoing my logo for a year or so now, and recent/current events have made that final decision for me.  But I had absolutely no idea where to start.

Until I saw this…

Megan Weller on YouTube posts a lot of ways to fill your sketchbook, and I love them.  I have a big collection of a list of things to do in sketchbooks, and I’m always looking for more.

Hopefully that video starts at the right point, where Megan demonstrates some fun lettering techniques.  If not, it’s at 5:40.  When I saw them I grabbed a sketchbook and had a go.

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I really liked that middle one, and it was that which sparked my imagination.  So out came my Ohuhu markers.

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I couldn’t decide whether to add the frame to the banner or not, or whether to join up my horrendous cursive, so I did a bit of everything and then asked my Facebook and Twitter followers for advice.

Version two was a bit more rough.

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And then for version three I settled a bit more on what I wanted.

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The next step was to make it digital.  This was a bit stressful.  My digital skills are not that good yet, although I’m working on it.  It took me a while to do it, but I finally managed.

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It’s by no means perfect.  The foreground lettering is ever so slightly fuzzy, but it’s good enough for me for now.  Maybe my digital skills will improve, or I’ll hire someone to do a better job.  But that’ll have to wait.

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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