During my break from blogging last month, I was given the opportunity to create a couple of logos. One client wanted a design based on water, the other client asked for a ‘rising sun’ graphic — and this is what I came up with:
Ruth wanted her Relax Restore Massage logo (above) to be simple and modern and to represent the soothing and healing aspects of her massage therapy business. The river lines were hand-drawn, scanned and converted into a vector graphic. They also became the background pattern for Ruth’s gift vouchers and Facebook cover.
Julian asked for his design (below) to communicate potential, strength, growth, moving through obstacles and breaking new ground to become unstuck. He says that the services he offers can be quite challenging for people and not always ‘relaxing’ in the traditional sense. He also wanted a dramatic panorama for his website banner. The banner landscape is an acrylic painting which I scanned and adjusted slightly (for dramatic effect) in Photoshop. I was so happy with the end result that I used it on the business cards and gift vouchers too.
I’ve just discovered Winsor & Newton’s beautiful Gold artists’ acrylic (seen here on a black textured background along with a few touches of Quinacridone Gold and Dioxazine Purple).
For sale on Etsy and on my ‘Paintings for sale’ page.
Now… what else can I paint gold?
“…it’s easier to do trivial things that are urgent than it is to do important things that are not urgent (like thinking) and it’s also easier to do little things we know we can do than to start on big things that we’re not so sure about.” John Cleese
I’m raiding the vaults to find images to illustrate some of my favourite quotes ― and there are plenty more where this came from.
Hi. This is not spam… this is me with a special request.
Amanda is an awesome woman who needs money to repair her van. She is a single mum with six children. She is autistic and three of her children are also on the autism spectrum. Life is an adventure for this family at the best of times but a few days ago their only vehicle was broken into by a would-be thief and damaged.
Please help if you can.
This is the link to Amanda’s gofundme site: http://www.gofundme.com/e8u6ls
And this is the story of what happened (in Amanda’s own words via her WordPress blog): naturestudyinthecity
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse stands where the Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. I posted the photograph a few weeks ago as a Wordless Wednesday feature — and I still have no idea what that cow is doing there (saying ‘cheese’ perhaps?)…
This modest four-inch square painting is for sale (you can find it on Etsy and on my ‘Paintings for sale’ page). I’ve fallen in love with these little canvases, so don’t be surprised if you see a few more in the not-too-distant future.
“The best reason to paint is that there is no reason to paint… I’d like to pretend that I’ve never seen anything, never read anything, never heard anything… and then make something… Every time I make something I think about the people who are going to see it and every time I see something, I think about the person who made it… Nothing is important… so everything is important.” Keith Haring
This mini abstract is now for sale. At 4 x 4 inches, it’s the smallest canvas I’ve ever painted!