Why this new page? Here it is - a new page and blog on my website expressly for my logo-in-progress. I got to thinking about how we go down with our fears, and the whole spiritual conversation about fears and emotions ... With design, I have somehow been lucky enough to learn ages ago to test out my design abilities within challenging settings, say yes anyway, push though and discover that I am fearless. (I LOVE that line in "Julie and Julia" when Julia Child says her cooking classmates say that she was fearless with killing a lobster, which she learned about the same time that they did.)
I have learned and always been proud of my intuitive ability to trust that process and to be successful with it. It's how I knew I was in the right profession. It's hugely funny to me now that I'm learning how to trust this process in almost - yes! - every other part of my life. And with my own logo. But since I always wanted to live whole heartedly this is one of those growth opportunities.
Part of my inspiration just for the sake of my own internal inspiration - and not within any external context - is finding abstract modern artwork like this piece :: love love love love.
So here's to this Blog-page. Facing a new fear, because this puts a kind of pressure on me. A pressure that I LIKE. I usually like. I have liked before. I have never designed in public before, but then there really is not much of a difference between this and designing for clients. The difference here is that this logo is this new Anne Brand. This new me who I am becoming as I inch my way into that full manifestation ...
Voice and color, vulnerability and strength, fear and courage, perfection and imperfection, mistakes and growth opportunities, trying not to care and caring deeply ... and the one that I'm constantly trying to unearth, my goddamn sense of humor. I had it today for about 3 minutes. It was progress.