New logo

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.

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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.

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From top to bottom: Daithi, Mugs, and Ushi cuddle as only degus can.

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.

See? Fancy border! Look at those skulls. Ugh, I miss manuscripts. (J. Paul Getty Museum MS  23, fols 146v-147)
And this one! Sneaky, cheeky faces in a 15th-century Flemish Book of Hours. (J. Paul Getty Museum, Master of Guillebert de Mets Hours)
And there was much rejoicing! I’m pretty sure I did my graduate palaeography exam on this exact page… (Bodleian MS Douce 93)

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!


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