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! www.tee-iabodesigns.com|
|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.|