Worked today, but had to get up from the papers and files and phone calls and flow charts to get my hair cut and tinker with new literature designs for Freeman House. I've put this off for... well, two years... thinking that by now I'd be confident in my vision and perception of this wild and wonderful place. Ha. I'm working with a staggeringly talented woman who owns a highly recommended design studio. I think the regard is one-sided, however, because I'm sure I nearly drove this poor lady mad today.
Card #1 (above): Too whimsical, I wrote. Think hydrangeas and historic home and columns on the front porch, I told her. Envision traditional but updated. Pretty but not cutesy.
Card #2: Ahh! Closer. It's actually the one I wanted, really, with some tweakings and, of course, my name and contact information below. I twirled around the study here thinking, finally... a design! And in only two tries!
Apparently not. Someone else beat me to the fantastic design, and I couldn't be a copy cat and steal someone's logo now, could I? Drats.
Back to the drawing board.
Card #3: Could it be? Is it she? Lose the plume-ended line, I wrote. Throws it off for me, somehow. I really liked this design because it will easily translate into a sign by the street, don't you think? Of course, my name is noticeably missing, and I'm agonizing... honestly agonizing... over which other contact information should be included. Blog? Etsy site? Address? Phone? Email? Mother's maiden name? Trash day schedule?
Sigh. Nothing's sitting quite right. Am I over-thinking this?
More tweaking to come.
What do you think? Have you ever designed a logo for your... home? Your home-based business? Did you lose a little hair and sleep over it as I have?
Busy, busy. Busy and ... oh darn... late for church. This is getting ridiculous. Must go.
Have a pretty evening. -B