I was graciously invited to paint nails at an upcoming community event. To advertise this on the posters, I needed to come up with a logo, a task completely foreign to me. My use of Photoshop has previously been limited to cropping, and curving that little watermark around my cuticles in photos. Fortunately, I am in possession of a generous husband with magical technical skills and a penchant for the same kind of humor as me. Together, we came up with this.
I think it’s a splendid mix of accessible, ornate, and tongue-in-cheek.
The degu cameos were unexpected. We dragged one into the top of the frame as a sort of joke, but when it fell into place we knew it had to stay there. I mean look at him. He’s majestic. We then added the second and third to round out our homage to our three little darlings.
The whole thing, cameos and all, is not unlike something you might find in a range of medieval manuscripts. Since I originally intended my channel to focus on medieval / fantasy inspired nail art, it seemed a perfect fit. It reinforces the “nerd culture” I boast in my channel’s log line.
So after a long and occasionally gruelling afternoon, I have a logo I’m proud of. Look for it in my photos from here on out!