Sunday, June 18, 2017
"Live the Adventure" (If you must.)
One of my friends and art patrons is a "life coach" that is, someone who will help inspire people to do better in life than just sitting around and wasting time. She wanted me to render a logo for her life coaching business and described it to me in detail. It was to be a combination of an old-fashioned rapier style sword, and an Infinity symbol, with two shining 8 pointed stars above and below. I worked at this for a long time before I got to what she wanted. The final logo appeared not only on her business card but on a dark blue bumper sticker which had the motto "Live the Adventure" on it. That was her idea, to encourage her clients and anyone else to be more adventurous in life. As for me, I hate adventures..."Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!" (as Tolkien's Hobbit famously said) so I just kept it in the realm of fantasy.
Original is black ink on illustration board, 7" x 2 1/2", May 1990.