Here are some business cards I’ve been developing over the past week or so. I tried to do them on paper first, but that turned out to be a pretty big waste of time. Things work so much better when I’m using Photoshop or Illustrator. Shapes fall into place naturally and I always like the results. Also, it’s so easy to play with layers and get different results that are interesting to think about.
I really like the star as the symbol for this dream I’m developing. After my life fell apart, I started asking my family questions about when I was born, what was going on emotionally with all of my family members. I’m the youngest, so I realize that I was born into a world that was ready made. I had choice about very little, my family was already a tribe, I was just an addition. I thought I could figure out who I was from the stories and memories my family had.
My eldest brother said this:
Well from what I remember, when you were born it was like a shining moment. I was at Erik Taylor’s house and I remember Charlie telling me that you were a girl. They didn’t know ahead of time. Everyone was thrilled. You were like a star (and always have been to me).
I’ve also come to see a lot in this image. The star with the lines bisecting the points looks like a little person. Arms, legs, head. And then the lines lead you to the center of star, where there’s another star. It speaks to humanity, to love, to reproduction, to the the continuation that is life. It blows my mind how smart I am without even trying. Hehe.
Some prototypes for your enjoyment.
Where things started. From here I found a font that I liked and then I got to have some real fun.
Really liking the look of this. Looks like me – dark and sporty. Also, it’s starting to remind me of a spider web, a metaphor I can get down with. All seamstresses and cloth workers have spiders, the weavers of the natural world, as their mascot.
Now I’m just showing off. But seriously, I might have to get this drawn onto my body permanently.
Love, love, love.
I could go on like this forever. For now…
Love and Enjoy!