watercolor and tempera

This is my latest Project….

An important rule in every dream is to fake it till you make it.  This is my first project.  I will post more updates.

I decided to do this restaurant that has closed its doors. I am pretending that they have commissioned me to create a new logo that represents all the history and good times at this place. It has been open since the 70s and since a year ago they closed for good.

You can see the sign on the door in white paint. Yes I miss this place.

the sign is vintage, personal, simple and playful much like the place.

I had a fabulous time at the library. I looked through music and sports steams books. I was oohing and  awhing and then it happened…I realized that I am officially a letter nerd as they say…yeas again I realize this.  I am hopeless devoted to letters. Yeah its corny but its the truth and this is what I need to be doing.

love the dot and the letters!

I loved this and it just spoke to me…I feel weird talking this way but you probably get it. I love love the play on the swirls? Its like the wind blowing through my hair…I’m easy breezy….

This is a women’s basketball.

Exposing yourself to different areas really is amazing and inspirational…its a whole new world!

Again love the play on words….the crown and the name I love the script too…so pretty

Love love the gear on double duty with the G. I really and fascinated with this.

This is just so playful and so cute….makes me think of my audience. Whalers is the name of the audience.

reminiscent of disco inferno I guess. I really love love the thick script….I seem to be fascinated with thick any kind of thick letters. I used to draw these bubble letters when I was a kid and never thought of doing for a living….I guess I did but thought hey artist’s starve and I can’t make a living drawing?

One more taken form a magazine.

So there you have it! I guess I learned once again that hand lettering is my art…my love that I can’t let go of and want to keep working at it! I feel like I have too! I want to redesign the logo…just modernize it a bit but keep the elements of personal, simple and playful.   I have learned that I love thick letters most of all and the vintage type of lettering. I can’t stand type that looks too perfect.

Okay now I need to take a step back and think about my designs.