An Artist's Quest

Getting Graphic in the New Year

Well the New Year is almost 3 weeks in and I haven’t gotten much time in my studio. I have lots of ideas and lots of inspiration but time hasn’t been on my side these past few weeks. So I decided I should show you a little bit of work related art. As many of you know I am the resident artist at The Bishop’s Ranch retreat center in northern California. In my role I teach some classes, but mostly I do graphic design work. There are invitations, cards, flyers, posters and mailers, but in January I get to do a bit of logo/image design which is always fun and sometimes daunting. The way it works is a committee comes up with a theme for the year then they hand me a slogan for both the Annual Fund drive and Summer Camp and cut me loose. Sometimes I’m stumped for a while but then in some quite space (usually on a hike or in the shower) it comes to me, an image to illuminate the words. Sometimes I have to take a few stabs at it but usually it moves pretty quickly once the idea comes. These past few weeks I’ve been working with this year’s theme; here they are. I’m pretty pleased with them.

summer camp 2015 logo- I love the retro feel with the colors and font

summer camp 2015 logo- I love the retro feel with the colors and font

Logo for Annual Fund - I feel good about this star map with a little constellation of the Ranches beloved Chapel of St George in the center.

Logo for Annual Fund – I feel good about this star map with a little constellation of iconic Ranch chapel in the center.

I hope to get in my studio next week and have something to show you but until then check out the link to the retreat I’m leading at The Bishop’s Ranch in February. Creativity Bound class info and registration. I’m working with poet Laurie Glover and we will guide you in writing a poem and creating a collage accordion book. It will be a wonderful process where images inform words and words inform images. Hope you can join us. If you are coming from far away arrangements can be made to stay over at the Ranch for extra nights, hope to see you then!

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2 responses

  1. Valerie

    I am so happy with my Lisa Thorpe Bishop’s Ranch calendar! It was a gift from Julie.

    January 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm

  2. Julie

    Heh Lisa,
    I love your logos!! oxox Hope your next batch of days allows you studio time.

    January 20, 2015 at 3:48 pm

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