I created a logo for the 4TD project today. I’ve been thinking about it for a lot longer, though. I’m no graphic designer by any stretch. But nevertheless, here it is (on a black background, so you can see it.)
I chose the deep pink to represent feathers, lace, beauty, and femininity. I made a black and white version, as well, but you can imagine it. The white dove is carrying the love Stevie Nicks pours into the world through her music and flying it to someone (hopefully a fan) who needs it.
It was far more symbolic and complex initially. Unfortunately, it looked confused and overwhelming at best. So I scrapped it in favor of this simpler version. I have to sleep on important decisions, so hopefully, I’ll still like it tomorrow. For now, I’m pleased with it for over an hour.
Nobody contacted me for a new project, so I went searching. I found a teen boy who was tossing his violin into the air and catching it after school. I stopped running and asked him why he’s doing that. Turns out his orchestra instructor told him his hands are too big and clumsy to play the violin. I can say it really upset him.
I told him I play the violin, but I also play other instruments. I asked him if he has thought about trying a different instrument, and he said he can’t because his family can’t buy one right now. (The violin was already owned by his family.) It clicked right away I can help the kid if he’s willing to try something else.
I asked him what music he likes, (I’ve never heard of any of the bands he mentioned.) Then I told him I just started learning to play the bass, and I have an acoustic bass that’s just sitting there being neglected since I got an electric version. He stopped tossing the violin and told me in a snotty tone he doesn’t have any money.
I laughed, and we talked more. The kid is coming to pick it up tomorrow after school. I need to go to Guitar Center and get a case for it that will protect it from young Mr. Throwsthings. (He also has to check with his mom first.) I’m excited by how easy it was to find a new client (hopefully.)
If his mom is okay with it, I have a Hal Leonard book he can keep to show him the basics. I’m guessing she’ll say yes to my lightly used bass more readily than a new one. I’ll find out tomorrow. I think the instructor should refrain from telling a kid anything about their body is wrong. They must be new, (on earth.) I’m off to practice my guitar.
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