When Sheila Howe of The Willows Raven approached me to design her Business Spirit Muse, my heart skipped a beat. This is something I just adore doing. Being involved with your business image, whether new or existing helping you to visualising the essence and reflection and then transforming that into something that acts as a totem, a talisman, a front runner for you. This makes my heart sing.
Sheila was extremely open to what her Business Spirit Muse looked like. The Willows Raven supports, guides and nurtures womens' dreams and desires, healing what lies beneath. She teaches women how to get back to creating ritual in their lives.
Social worker and Priestess, she is Very Unique.
I have drawn Sheila twice and this was her recent Muse Mantra from September 2014.
She was definitely 'being her own magic'.
My aim was to bring to 2D-life her very own business in the guise of a muse, someone who would represent her business, call it a logo if you will, but this is far more authentic and heart centred.
Let's start with Pinterest
To start with I encouraged Sheila to make a secret Pinterest board for me: she named it The Priestess Spirit and I was so glad she did. In this board, I was taken into a world of colour, imagery, art, braided hair, priestesses, rituals, ravens and healing medicine women.
As I immersed myself in it, I sketched items that stood out for me, beginning to build a picture and pulling different aspects together.
All along the way as I sketch, I'm channelling The Willow's Raven Spirit Muse, I sent Sheila a photo of the sketching process as I was creating (thank goodness for iPhones!)
I got replies back like
Holy hell yes!!!! OMG. Oh Julia, I am so completely in love with her!
Yes, yes, yes. My husband thinks she is badass. I agree.
She amazes me. You need to keep doing this. It is an incredible way to support women in business, and you have a gift for it. I love how each one is so unique and so perfect for each of us.
I knew I was on the right path.
It was at this point that I asked Sheila to think of her name and the mantra that would accompany her.
"Miss Evangeline" said Sheila, "that's her name."
"From the very beginning, the process of creating my Business Spirit Muse was a joy. Julia provides phenomenal customer service, and ensures you are included in every step of the process. Even though it is Julia's hands and talent that created her, I always felt that my opinions, desires, and dreams for Miss Evangeline were valued and honored. From the first sketches that were sent through each step of the process, I felt empowered and involved. There are simply not enough words to describe how pleased I am to have had this opportunity, or for the love I have for the remarkable finished product. My business now has its own Muse, and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend this to any woman in business." Sheila
It is always an HONOUR
It is always an honour to work with you to create the essence and the Muse of your business.
I'd love to create yours.
You know your business has a spirit, it has an identify, a feeling, an essence, what does it look like?
Together let's find her.
I can tell you, she will be unique.
We can do this for your online courses, your health, your relationships.
But for now, let's talk Business.
Check Sheila's offerings out at The Willow's Raven and let's Skype or Facetime (just discovered this and it's so fun) if you have a creative spark happening and you would like me to create your Spirit Muse, Business Cards, Postcards, Facebook covers, or avatar pics.
Till next time
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