I made my first logo ever. I run a feature account on Instagram where participants can tag their photos with #hashtagfloosie with the chances of being featured daily by one of the moderators. The photos that the moderators and I feature are posted on the Instagram page with a small red banner that says #hashtagfloosie. Since I launched the page a year and a half ago, Hashtagfloosie has grown into a community of over 1,000 photographers with over 100,000 photos tagged with #hashtagfloosie. I felt that Hashtagfloosie needed a logo for the page.
Even though my son is a graphic artist I wanted to see if I could make one on my own. I have almost zero Photoshop skills, so I used Keynote for Mac to create the image. I created three red rectangles in the form of the letter “H” to match the color that was already identified with Hashtagfloosie. I layered the text on top and a white Markerfelt Wide font to read “#hashtagfloosie” so that participants can easily read, remember, and tag their photos with. The finished and first official logo is stamped on the photo above.
Ok, I won’t be quitting my day job anytime soon, but at least Hashtagfloosie finally gets its first logo. Come check it out at http://instagram.com/hashtagfloosie
I’m a children’s pastor for a non-denominational church in Southern California. If you are in the business of working with children or do ministry and into leadership stuff read on…
After a great children’s conference it’s very easy to back into the grind of ministry and even forget to unpack all the “Aha!” moments and apply practical learnings into what we do. I am working on being more strategic with how I do kidmin at my church with my team. With that here are some golden nuggets I got from CPC 14:
- Sometimes, you don’t need more resources. You just need to remember what God has done in the past.
- When you do teach, stay focused on one theme. Stick to it!
- Don’t recruit out of need because that’s not what motivates people. Vision does.
- Never underestimate the value of training.
- Keep telling stories to engage your children but don’t be afraid to teach a principle that cannot be explained through a bible story.
- Kids will not believe you if you don’t have fun with them.
- It’s not about behavior conforming . It’s about hearts transforming.
HUGE THANKS and SHOUT OUT to the AMPt team from AMPtcommunity.com for the featured interview. I’m glad to be part of a growing community of mobile artists from around the globe. I have in my pocket a device that not only makes phone calls, but enables me to take pictures and share them almost instantly with others. Mobile photography is a world-game-changer, and I’m excited take an active part in it. I discovered a passion that is very accessible for me and get to share it with people with the same passion (regardless of skill level) on AMPt!
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. ~May Sarton.
Being alone and being lonely aren’t the same things.