December 31, 2014

The Story Behind the Logo

Thanks to Art with Jenny K., there's no more mystery behind the teacher logos! Mine is a fun story (a simple one, but fun nonetheless).

Well, the story begins with the name of my blog and TpT store, which some of you may know. My name is NOT Daisy, although a lot of my customers think so. Nope! Daisy is my dog's name! And she is a precious little (and loud) chihuahua! Here she is...

Look at that sweet fur baby!!!

I am a total dog lover and Daisy is a very special dog.

In early 2011, my husband was diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome and had to undergo some surgery. We were shocked, depressed, and super stressed out, especially when he had to be out of work for half a year. So, for his birthday I got him sweet baby Daisy to keep him company while I worked my booty off in a crappy retail job and went to school for my Education degree (the things we do, am I right?). We then got another dog named Pudgy (she lives up to her name, let me tell ya...) and we are now a chihuahua loving family!

When I made the decision to start blogging and selling on TpT, thinking up a name was tough! But I came up with Daisy Designs and the adventure started there. My current logo was not my first logo! I went through a few as I taught myself how to use Blogger, TpT, and social networking. Want a blast from the past? Here's my very first logo and my original blog designs!

Here's the original photo I LOVED for my logo.

Here's my first logo! Don't judge me on the quality. It really looks awful. Thank goodness it is a cute chihuahua, or I would have been doomed.

I then had a brown and pink blog design, so I changed it up a bit to this:

I changed my blog design a few times and one day I found one I LOVED. Then all of a sudden, the hosting site for my blog backgrounds and images basically disappeared. So I had to start all over. I know, I know. I could have paid a designer to make it look really great and I might do that one day, but for now, I knew that this was an opportunity to learn something new and to figure things out on my own (well, with the help of Google and YouTube). 

I also realized that no one every understood why there was a sideways dog in my logo, so when I found a blog design I loved, I decided a more consistent look would suit it better. I think I made the right choice, even though it ditches Daisy the doggy. I like the look with the flowers and the fact that the flowers look like they were drawn by a child. Even though I miss my little baby in my logo, I think my current logo fits what Daisy Designs is all about: education. 

So there ya have it! The story behind Daisy Designs! A DOG! :) Thank you Jenny for a great link-up! Click the others below to check out more stories behind the logo.

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