The plane was made for the hockey team my husband plays for. I am aware of the striking resemblance to the jets logo, but that is what they wanted and since they're not a franchise I went with it. If you look closer, you will see that the plane is actually a Kamikaze plane, not a jet, it has a bandana and it's going downwards.
Spring was supposed to be here already, but as usual, despite a rather extraordinarily warm preview a few weeks ago, the main event has not yet arrived. It has even tried to snow again in the last few days. I protest by announcing that spring is here regardless of weather and my website is getting a little makeover in honour of the warm days to come.
I was not looking to revamp the brand just yet, but the calling was hard to ignore when I couldn't stop doodling a square logo. The real magic happened when I created a vector drawing to mimic the doodle. The repeating C's created an optical illusion of depth and gradient running through the logo diagonally (looks like an X). I loved it, hubby loved it, so why not? This is my brand and I can change it up if I like to, right? :)
I've been away. I have been working on a different type of job since July (also moved to a different city). A few things happened in my life since then.
Two people I loved passed away; my grandmother and Steve Jobs. I got a full time job, even though I wasn't looking for one. It was one of those opportunities where angels sang along to the offer and I couldn't say no. As it turns out, I'm not superwoman and I definitely have no brainpower left to do a second job after working the whole day. As a cherry on top, this new exposure to public (and especially school children) hit my immune system like a shovel in the face and I have been sick about 6 times in 6 months. Lovely. On the other hand, I love this job so much that quitting would give me withdrawal symptoms without a doubt. Unfortunately life's too short and if I want this, I have to go for it.
So, here I am again, refuelled by the love of life and the calling of my dreams. I have consulted with my work and reduce my hours so that I can dedicate some more time to my passions; drawing, designing and writing. Clearly no matter how much I wish, my book will not rewrite itself and my artistic talent won't be discovered until I make it visible. They were more than understanding and now I'm back.
More to come shortly…