NEW logo!

After a great deal of thought, I finally decided that my fire angel needed to retire. Original sketched as part of an Elemental Goddess series, my fire angel has been outgrown and I have decided to update my appearance. The new logo is my actual signature for my products and, therefore, made more sense.

My original logo, after taking the name The Renaissance Chameleon, had been a chameleon but I received too many phone calls from people wanting to buy lizards. I took on the fire angel because she, in a way, summed me up at the time. To me, she stood for a rebirth of ideas, a renewal of creativity. She was me as a phoenix.

Last year I decided to update her to reflect the newly launched website but felt…neutered, in a way. I’m not sure how to describe it but I had been waiting for something else, I knew she wouldn’t be permanent.

The redesign will be retired completely or be recycled and my original fire angel will go back to her intended use. Like an old friend, we will see her again soon. :)


All I can say is …


This has to be one of the most wonderfully invented, uniquely designed sites I’ve seen. I SO love Flash.

Explore everything, leave no stone or insect unclicked. hehe

Where can I buy the soundtrack??

Swiper No Swiping…

Ok, answer me this…

Big HUGE corporation. Band. Big HUGE corporation with enough money to redesign the world with their own private design team. Band. Big HUGE corporation steals band’s design.

Ummm … huh?

Found this posted on a blog I track and had to research it. Nike decided to pilfer art from a band that is pretty much on the other end of the spectrum as far as what it stands for.

*crosses Nike off her household’s shopping list, permanently*

A nickel for your thoughts

I was running through my Blogline subscriptions this morning and came across a post on Speak Up about the design of the new 2005 nickels.

The new 2005 nickel

I have to admit, I like them a lot. So much in fact that I carry a nickel around with me that I don’t spend and I have one at home on my desk taped above my pc. Why?

Simplicity. Good design. A reminder.

The original 1938 design is simple but not, in my opinion, as stylish.

This is the first time in a long time that I have looked forward to seeing what designs the US Mint will come up with next. The 50 State Quarters program, released in 1999, was probably that last one that held my interest.

Postage stamps, now there is a design topic.