Well, I’m ready to show you my new brand name and logo! I am so excited about it. The name is Banana Moon Studio. I contemplated a lot of ideas and was very instrospective for awhile to come up with something that would be interesting and true to my personality. While I was doing all this soul-searching I remembered one of my favorite memories. When Drama Queen was maybe 18mos old we were driving home from my parents’ house late one evening. There was a yellow crescent moon in the sky. DQ was sitting in her carseat in the backseat of our little Toyota Carola, which we no longer have. She pointed out the window at the moon and said, “Beena”, her word at the time for banana. It wasn’t in a really excited voice, she was just calmly pointing out that there was a banana in the sky. When I remembered that it hit me that “Banana Moon” was a perfect name! I thought at first “Banana Moon Stitches” or “Banana Moon Stitchery”, but after an hour or so of thinking on it, I had it, “Banana Moon Studio”…Perfect!
So, here is my new logo. I love it!!! I actually painted the colors onto a banana and then pressed it onto a sheet of paper. The kids thought this was very funny. Mommy doesn’t usually do such silly things, afterall. I used photo-editing software from http://www.picnik.com/ to perfect it and add the text (after scanning the dried painting of course). I spoke to a lawyer about trademarking my name and logo. It’s rather pricey, which is what I expected, but I’ve got to wait until I get paid for some of my projects, which doesn’t happen until they are actually out. However, he said that actually getting it out there and using before I trademark it is good, because that way I will have a “date first used in commerce” to put on the paperwork when I fill it out. So, here it is! I would love to get your feedback on it! What do you think?
I will begin tweeting from my new twitter handle @bananamoonstdio very soon. I will move my Etsy shop within a month to http://bananamoonstudio.etsy.com/, I will probably not change my blog though until late October. I’ll announce it here when I make each change. I hope that I won’t lose any of my loyal followers when I make all these changes. Bytheway, my blog is already designed and set up, I just haven’t posted anything yet. You can check it out at http://bananamoonstudio.blogspot.com/. I still have to rewrite the contact info on the two patterns that are for sale in my etsy and ravelry shops, and change the name of my ravelry pattern store. So, there it’s lots to do to make the change. Let me know what you think!