I had the opportunity to paint this small 6x6in piece for one of my classmates from college. I was given free reign on the painting, other than there had to be a lady bug. No problem! I am currently experimenting with palette colors and I think that I will be working with these colors for a while as I find them to be very vibrant and refreshing.
Also I am currently available for commissions, so if you would like a nice piece of art, please contact me!
I have been working on an Etsy store filled with low cost, great quality, nonexclusive, logo designs for small businesses to just plug in their information and GO!! The example shown above is one of the logos available for purchase for just $25! The logo is customizable with your name (or business name), your tagline, and one color change. If you are looking for a place to rebrand your business in 2014, then you may want to stop in and see what I have in store. If you don’t see exactly what you are hoping for, there is always the option of choosing a fully custom, exclusive logo for your business! I also have branding packages available for fully custom primary logo, secondary logo options, business card, color scheme, patterns, and graphic elements all included.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to help!
I had the opportunity to design a web banner / logo for Keryn Means of Walking on Travels. Keryn writes about traveling around the globe with her two children and has great tips on planning vacations, family friendly locations, and travel tips. Her motto is, “Don’t let your kids stop your wanderlust!”
I must say this was an exceptionally fun project for me because I love the mix of minimal and editorial design inspiration that Keryn chose!! She has a wonderful eye for design and was looking for something out of the norm as far as mommy blogs are concerned.
As you can see on the inspiration board there was a playful mixture of san serif type and a handwritten calligraphic element that work really nicely together. Also from the inspiration board I was seeing a mostly monochromatic color scheme with a few neutral colors mixed in. Using these ideas, I came up with four logo concepts to show Keryn. I kept a couple very minimal, one complex more complex with swooshes (that was not too feminine), and the one she chose which was the combination of hand written type with a elongated san serif font.
From there Keryn wanted to give the logo a more horizontal orientation, so I moved the hand written type over to the left, tilted it, and ran a few letters over the black type to give it dimension. We also changed the khaki, neutral color to more of a golden yellow color to make it PoP! Then we decided to add a little airplane design to top it off! And PrEsTo! A new logo is born.
I have been very inspired by the Impressionists lately. Actually, things have come full circle because the first time I ever fell in love with a painting was one of Monet’s landscapes. I have been studying and researching other Impressionist artists and came across Berthe Morisot. I have to say that although I am not the biggest fan of figurative work, I fell in love with Morisot’s brush technique. What better way to explore this than to paint a copy of one of her works. I chose a pastel drawing of Morisot’s and decided to recreate it in oil. This was the finished product (the bottom image is just a detail from the full piece above). My copy is much more colorful than the original and has some proportion issues, but overall I am very pleased with this study. I might do a few more master copies in the near future!!