I have a lot of projects to add to my blog, but for some reason, other stuff keeps bumping it out of the way. With my mother-in-law visiting this week and keeping my kids happy, my goal is to get a bunch of new posts scheduled. I'm putting that out into to universe, so hold me accountable!!
I have been working on a new logo for myself. I have only had a couple of logos since I started this freelance gig, and it usually takes me a REALLY long time to come up with a logo that I love enough to actually put on my website. It's just one of those funny things; I can design a logo for someone else pretty quickly. But for myself, nope!
One thing that seems to remain consistent is my love for art history. The little ink drawing of Venus de Milo that I put on my invoices and some applications of my logo will stick with my website for a long time (unless I find something else that I love better). I created that little drawing back in 2004 as part of an assignment from an illustration class in college. I honestly don't remember what the assignment actually was, only that it was to be done in pen and ink. That previous summer my family and I had taken a trip to Europe where we explored parts of The Netherlands, Belgium, and France. So I created this composite to document us getting lost in Paris. We actually got lost in Brugge on that trip, but landmarks in Paris are more identifiable.
There are a few drawings I made from sculptures I saw at the Louvre from that trip; these are two of them:
I love to create ink drawings and I really don't do them enough!
So that's why my Venus de Milo sketch hangs around my logo and branding, even when the font and colors change from time to time.
Speaking of which, like my new logo?