Vegan Heart Cakes Logo Design

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Vegan Heart Cakes is a vegan cake company based in Bournemouth, specialising in homemade baked and raw cakes.

Jo Tyszczuk is the creator of Vegan Heart Cakes. Jo approached me to create a logo design for her business. She was looking for a logo based on a heart shape, and a design that reflected her passion for vegan baking. I am really inspired by Jos story and her enthusiasm for setting up her own business.

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Originally from Poland, Jo has lived in Bournemouth for over 10 years. Two years ago, when her son Zen was born Jo decided to make some life changing decisions and started following a vegan lifestyle. Jo realised that there was a growing demand for vegan treats in the Bournemouth area and following her passion for baking she took the next step and set up her own business, Vegan Heart Cakes.

Jo now supplies cakes to local cafés in the Bournemouth area, including Flirt Café Bar, Espresso Kitchen, The Crooked Book, The Vintage Emporium Tea Rooms, Deli Rocks and Mocha Turtle. Jo makes cakes to order and also has pop up stalls at local vegan events.

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Jo Tyszczuk and her son Zen

Jo is passionate about the ingredients she uses to make her cakes. Jos cakes are mainly organic, gluten free, sugar and soya free, and powered by amazing superfoods! Everything is freshly prepared and made with love.

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For more information check out   www.veganheartcakes.com
Jo will be at Dorchester Vegan Fair on Saturday 7th November.  www.dorsetveganevents.co.uk
Find out more here

Spiral Moon Logo Design

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Over the past few months I have been working with Helen Gialias to rebrand her homeopathy business, Spiral Moon. Helen specialises in women’s health and supporting women through life transitions.

The Spiral Moon logo design is based on the triple goddess symbol which represents the three stages in the female life cycle (the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone) and also the changing phases of the moon. The triple spiral, or Triskele is one of the ancient Goddess symbols of the Celts. It represents the Triple Goddess, and is associated with the Celtic Goddess Brighid. The Triskele is also used to represent the three realms of land, sea, and sky.

The colour red enhances the symbolism of the logo design. It is the colour of blood and the first colour we come into contact with when we are born. Red also represents the first, root chakra located at the base of the spine. It is the colour of grounding and establishes the deepest connections with the physical body, the environment and the Earth. The energy of the root chakra allows us to harness courage, resourcefulness and connects us with the spiritual energies of our ancestors, their challenges and their triumphs.

Red is a colour of action. It moves us, awakens us, and guides us towards change. It is the colour of passion, revolution, movement and invokes the energy of love.

Working with Helen has been an amazing experience. I am inspired by her warmth and the support she gives to so many women throughout their healing journey.

 

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Helen Gialias, Homeopath & Red Tent facilitator

Helen came from an English teaching background which took her to live in Greece for many years. Back in the UK, as a result of her own transformational Homeopathic treatment, she chose to change career and qualify as a Homeopath. She has run a private practice in Bournemouth, UK for the last fourteen years. During that time, the large numbers of women of all ages coming for help with issues around life stages and transitions led Helen to develop a passionate interest in educating and healing women around these key rites of passage and their menstrual cycle.

Alongside homeopathy, Helen now offers mentoring and support for women going through changes such as first menstruation, motherhood or menopause and for women facing difficult life circumstances such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy. She also offers womb blessings, womb healing and mentoring to awaken and revitalise the womb energy centre and its female archetypal energies and bring self-empowerment, self-confidence and well-being.

Helen also facilitates Red Tent Bournemouth (Dorset, UK) and runs workshops educating women about the rites of passage from Menarche to Menopause.

Helen can be contacted at info@spiralmoon.co.uk

For more information about Red Tent Bournemouth click here

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Red Tent Bournemouth healing circle – Photograph by Teresa Maria Bilowus, 2014

Studio printing

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Photography: Felicity Millward, felicityfblog.tumblr.com

I’ve been making more time to get creative (whilst covered in acrylic paint) at my local printing studio recently.

Living by the sea is a constant source of inspiration. The colours and light change every day, from sunrise to sunset. Inspired by my surroundings I’ve created a series of screen printed seascapes working with layering and blended colours. I love working with colour. More to follow…

A selection of my screen prints are available to view here…
www.amyhalnan.co.uk/prints/

I’m currently exhibiting a couple of prints at the Russell-Cotes gallery in Bournemouth and a few local stores also stock my prints including www.hintonshome.com, vegan café Mad Cucumber in Bournemouth www.madcucumber.com and Sweet Greens in Charminster www.sweet-greens.com

Commissions undertaken.

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Sunset, screen print with acrylic inks

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Sunset II, screen print with acrylic inks

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