Sunday, February 15, 2015

Logo Designer or Nah?

Wow!  The month of February is almost over, and I'm just getting around to writing my 1st blog post for the month.  What can I say?  Art has not been my friend this month.  I've been experiencing a downward spiral of mishaps, so blogging had to take a back seat.  Almost  everything I've attempted to do lately, artistically wise, has flopped the 1st or 2nd time around.  It's as if there's a black cloud over my head.  I think a vacation is in order.  Aruba...take me away! 

Oh well, on a different note let's pick up where I left off in the story about my artistic journey.  After the "Nadine" design I decided to go back & finish up designing the infant wear sets.  Or, so I thought that was going to be the plan.  I made God chuckle yet once again.  I was only able to complete 1 onesie set before I received 2 requests to do something special.  Two different customers wanted me to create logos for their business'.  On the real, logos aren't my thing.  I'm an artist, not a graphic artist.  They are completely 2 different animals!  Logos need to be sized & scaled just right.  Whereas, when I make a design I just draw.  Whatever my drawing fits onto afterwards, that's what I put it on.  I accepted to do both requests because at the time I thought it would broaden my skills as an artist.  Hmm...I don't know if the experience broaden my skills or not, but I do know I was frustrated to the point of where I will think about it 3x's over...maybe 4 before taking on the task of doing another logo again.  

As an artist all I want to do is draw & paint.  It sucks all the fun out of it when you have to worry about sizing the artwork & lettering just right.  Plus, the artwork needs to really to capture the eye of a customer as well as resonate with what the business is about.  This is a lot of mind work.  When I create art most of the time the vision comes from something I saw, heard, or imagined.  I don't think I've really ever had to sit & think of ideas about what to draw, let alone figure out a drawing that will represent a business or theme.    

In the end, one logo worked out, the customer loved it!  The other one did not, which really sadden me because it was the one I like the best.  No biggie though.  This month I'm working on unfinished projects & turning projects that didn't work out quite as planned into something else.  The rejected logo will be turned into a pillow & canvas design.  Down below are pics of the onesie design, and the 2 business logos.  

Until next time...peace & blessings

Tee-iabo Designs (Tee-ah-bow) ~ Artist, Sonya M. Jones designs one-of-a-kind inspiring clothing, home items, canvas art & jewelry. Express yourself..Bee who your are!

Infant Onesie Set Design ~ Mushroom Umbrellas!

Business Logo Design for: Body In Balance, LLC business is based on using several modalities of healing arts. The woman represents wellness/beauty & the water represents the Charka colors.

Rejected Logo Design for a Yoga Instructor. 

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