Mazes and a Question
Thank you for all your thoughtful responses yesterday!! I have new things to try out now! I need to play catch-up today – including on your blogs!Â I just made an addition to this post … I have put a version with my signature, so you can see the difference.Â I am interested in your input now.
Purple Maze, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Some days are like a maze
Others like a straight-line sprint
Some weeks are like a maze
Hopefully we get to the center of the maze
The center – of ourselves and of the maze
Purple Maze with signature, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
~ Diane Clancy
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the signature is hard to read. i doubt i would have even seen it unless you had pointed out it was there….ooo i just had an idea…brb
yesterday i was at a handwriting font site, but i can’t find it now. i had this wild idea about how your image might look with something that looked close to your actual signature …but i don’t care for that purple, or at least where it is placed
I will leave the advice to your fellow artists, but I would not have noticed the signature unless you had pointed it out. It is after all in a maze lol Having said that it is a very aesthetically pleasing signature. I can see that this may prove to be a bit problematic, but I wish you all the best in coming to a satisfactory conclusion.
Thanks for visiting my blog…and for your nice comments
About the signature…I like the idea of having it on the design just to identify it as your work, but the business card it what will really be helpful for customers who want to locate you
Yes, I agree with you. It needs to stand out just a little more.
I am so worried about my name disturbing the image! I think the picture is more important than I am!!
Please keep these comments coming!!
~ Diane Clancy
what about grey? what about a border around the image?i think you are as important as your image.
keep playing. the answer is out there.
Diane!!!! It’s perfectly fine to integrate it into the painting. Here are my notes:
1. I really like your handwriting/signature: it flows nicely.
2. Having said that, it needs to be in
a. a lighter color (pale yellow maybe)
b. and smaller
c. and placed ANYWHERE in your design so as not to look out-of-place, so to speak
3. Keep on playing with the size/color/placement until you feel it is right.
4. Take a little break from the idea, set it aside, and then come back to it: you will see it more clearly (in a day or 2).. Time –in this case — works on our side.
Hello webmaster…Thanks for the nice read, keep up the interesting posts..what a nice Friday
Hi Sue, those are good ideas. Thanks for the encouragement!!
Hi Neda, wow! what a great list! These ideas are very very helpful!!
Hi Sue, yes, I agree, it is hard to read. From your suggestion, I tried a font. thank you for the feedback on the color too.
Hi Beverly, thank you for your support!
Hi barb, thanks for your feedback that the signature should be there. I found out for CafePress, I don’t have access to the addresses … which makes sense for privacy!!!
Hi Bobbie, thank you for your feedback!!
~ Diane Clancy
I believe that all artists should sign their works. It is your creation, and without you it would not exist. But the signature needs to meld with the design of the work and not detract from it. I would not have seen the signature on this if you had not said there was one. I guess that counts as melding.
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