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Custom Logo Designs

February 11th, 2016

I also do custom logo design on the side, so please feel free to contact me for further details. I tend to work best in the genre's you see in the samples below (but not limited to): spa logo, chakra logo, coffee logo, wine logo, salon logo, preschool logo, energy healing logo, cupcake logo, pastry logo, and new age logo designs. In addition to these logo designs, I have created matching flyer designs for most of these you see here. These flyer designs are pre-formatted and fully customizable, along with the logo designs, of course. You may view my current flyer designs by following this link template flyer designs to my stock image website.







The Seven Chakras

February 3rd, 2016

Art PrintsArt PrintsPhotography PrintsPhotography PrintsChakras are energy centers within the body that help regulate all itís transactions. There are many chakras in the body, however, there are seven main common ones that run from the base of the spine, to the top the head (crown). Each chakra has itís own unique purpose and vibrational frequency, that helps keep you healthy and balanced. This is just the basic understanding of what a chakra is, you can research and find a lot more detail on the subject. Below, is a list of each chakra with some information for each one, starting from the first chakra (root), following up the spine to the seventh chakra (crown).

Root Chakra:
The root chakra (first chakra) is located at the base of the spine. It represents safety, security, and stability. Imbalanced attributes would be scattered energies, anxiety, and fears. Physical issues tend to happen around the legs and feet when this chakra is imbalanced. The color of the root chakra is red, because it is known as the most dense chakra, and the color resembling that density. Each chakra actually has a musical note, and the root chakraís note is the ďCĒ.



Therapies that clear and heal the root chakra:
Crystal Therapy: Hematite
Essential Oil Therapy: Patchoul
Nature Therapy: Gardening, Hiking, Earth Sitting

Sacral Chakra:
The sacral chakra (second chakra) is located below the navel. It represents creative and sexual energies. Imbalanced attributes would be lack of or repressed creativity, sexual dysfunction, withheld intimacy, and emotional isolation. Physical issues tend to be in the reproductive organs when this chakra is imbalanced. The color of the sacral chakra is orange, which is composed of red and yellow, expressing vitality and strength. The musical note of this chakra is ďDĒ.

Therapies that clear and heal the sacral chakra:
Crystal Therapy: Garnet, Ruby
Essential Oil Therapy: Yiang Yiang
Nature Therapy: Connect with others, Earth Sitting

Solar Plexus Chakra:
The solar plexus chakra (third chakra) is located below the chest. It represents self-esteem, pleasure, will power, and personal responsibility. Imbalanced attributes would be low self-esteem, control issues, manipulative, and misusing of power. The color of the solar plexus chakra is yellow, composed from a single ray of light. The energy of yellow is vibrant, full of energy, and optimistic. The musical note of the solar plexus is ďEĒ.



Therapies that clear and heal the solar plexus chakra:
Crystal Therapy: Tigerís Eye, Yellow, Calcite
Essential Oil Therapy: Neroli
Nature Therapy: Sunshine, Sunbathing, Setting healthy boundaries

Heart Chakra:
The heart chakra (fourth chakra) is located in the center of the chest. It represents love, self-love, and governs our relationships. Imbalanced attributes would be depression, difficulty in relationships, and lack of self-discipline. The color of the heart chakra is green, composed of yellow and blue in equal parts. Green is the heart center and the color of love. It helps you transform the ego, and the needs of the lower chakras to open up to love. The musical note of the heart chakra is ďFĒ.

Therapies the clear and heal the heart chakra:
Crystal Therapy: Rose Quartz
Essential Oil Therapy: Chamomile
Nature Therapy: Self-time, Pamper Yourself

Throat Chakra:
The throat chakra (fifth chakra) is located within your throat. It represents the ability to speak and communicate clearly and effectively. Imbalanced attributes would be shyness, withdrawn, arrogance, and increased anxiety. The color of the throat chakra is blue, which is the first of the three primary colors, and the color we associate with heaven. Blue energy is healing, pure, and relaxing. The musical note of the throat chakra is ďGĒ.

Therapies that clear and heal the throat chakra:
Crystal Therapy: Sodalite
Essential Oil Therapy: Peppermint
Nature Therapy: Singing, Chanting, Toning, Meaningful Discussions

Third Eye Chakra:
The third eye chakra (sixth chakra) is located in the center of the forehead, between the eyebrows. It represents intuition and foresight, and driven by openness and imagination. Imbalanced attributes would be lack of direction and clarity. The color the third eye chakra is indigo, or royal blue, and represents wisdom and deep inner knowing. The musical note of the third eye chakra is ďAĒ.

Therapies that clear and heal the third eye chakra:
Crystal Therapy: Indigo Kynite
Essential Oil Therapy: Sandalwood
Nature Therapy: Release preconceived notions

Crown Chakra:
The crown chakra (seventh chakra) is located at the top the head. It represents states of higher consciousness and divine connection. Imbalanced attributes would be cynicism, disregarding what is sacred, closed mindedness, and disconnection with spirit. The color of the crown chakra is violet, also known as the color of spirituality. Violet is the highest vibration of colors of the spectrum of light, and is very cleansing and purifying in nature. The musical note of the crown chakra is ďBĒ.

Therapies that clear and heal the crown chakra:
Crystal Therapy: Amethyst
Essential Oil Therapy: Frankincense
Nature Therapy: Meditation, Star Gazing, Connecting with the heavens


***You can check out my chakra & healing art by following this link. Please feel free to send me ideas (email me) on future chakra and healing art designs you'd like to see. ***

Good VS Bad Logo Design

January 27th, 2016

You know what they say, first impressions count! Not only is having a good logo design very important for your business, it is also pertinent to your companyís branding, or services offered. It really befuddles me how many business owners and self-starters donít get this concept. A good example of this is seen in the image here (to the left) of two logo comparisons. As you can see, the remake design is by far the better choice.

However, you would be shocked to know, the owner didnít care to jump. To give you a quick story behind this, a friend of mine asked me to mock up his friendís hair salon logo in vector, because she needed it for printing purposes, and only had a rasterized jpg version of her logo. The original (as you can see in the sample), was really sore to my eyes. Also note, that I changed the name slightly, as to protect the privacy of this individual, and in the process actually made the original one better, if that's possible. Anyway, after I mocked up the original into vector, I began to play around with several alternate designs, and out of all of them, my friend, who did the original hiring, absolutely loved the remake of the new one. I even took a poll on social media, and everyone agreed. But when my friend sent off the design samples, she never responded. He gave her several weeks, and then finally sent me an email, apologizing for her lack of response, and asked me to just invoice him for the original remake.

I donít care how much business you already have, your logo design speaks volumes. It tells the viewers and by-passers that you care about your business/services. Honestly, I used to think having a bad logo was better than not having a logo at all. But in this particular case, I would almost do without the darn logo. Sometimes, itís best just to have your business name in nice text, than to have a bad object or symbol to go with it. This is just my opinion, of course.

So if youíre one of those out there that either doesnít have a logo at all, or has a really bad one, please hire a professional to design you a good logo. You deserve showing up at your best.

Below are some of my logo designs I have done in the past. Please note, these are all fictitious logos/names. So in the event one of these designs grabs you, and you'd like it as your own, you may purchase either a non-exclusive (smaller fee, but allowed to resale) or you may also request an exclusive (full price for design and includes full copyrights, where all appearances of the product design is removed from resale). And for a small fee, I can customize the logo to match your business name.

I also do custom logo design on the side, so please feel free to contact me for further details. I tend to work best in the genre's you see in the samples below (but not limited to): spa logo, chakra logo, coffee logo, wine logo, salon logo, preschool logo, energy healing logo, cupcake logo, pastry logo, and new age logo designs. In addition to these logo designs, I have created matching flyer designs for most of these you see here. These flyer designs are pre-formatted and fully customizable, along with the logo designs, of course. You may view my current flyer designs by following this link template flyer designs to my stock image website.







Third Eye Chakra

January 27th, 2016

Sell Art OnlineI finally have most of my artwork and the best of my photography published on my new website serenaking.com. Iím looking forward to working on some new artwork now. Iím especially enjoying the chakra and healing genre at this particular time. I have started designing some paisley shapes, and will be creating some backgrounds and elemental art for some more chakra artwork.

As I write this, Iím listening to Tibetan singing bowl meditation chakra healing for the third eye. The third eye (also known as the inner eye or brow eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. The third eye chakra has to do with perception, and is precisely related to your senses of hearing and sight. Balancing the third eye chakra can help remove confusion or indecision, and with this, increase the ability to see more clearly.

There's a lot more to the third eye chakra (Anja), however, this gives you a general idea of the concept and meaning. I plan on dedicating a good portion of my time in 2016 on chakra art. My creative juices are flowing, so be sure to check back in on my chakra & healing art.

You may find this particular article image by following this link, 'Third Eye Chakra', or an alternate version of that one, with text on it, 'Third Eye Chakra - Anja'. You can also find these items, along with additional chakra artwork, by following the chakra & healing art link.

Lastly, I welcome your comments, and input on any existing artwork, or artwork that you would like to see published in my gallery. Simply send me an email through my contact page.








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