Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Logo history

THG StarDragon Logo History

Over time the logo for THG StarDragon has matured. When it was first drafted it was done in Paint with a mouse, long before I had access to a scanner.

2005 logo version (earliest iteration)

It stayed that way for a very long time until Marantha decided to update it. She was unable to deal with the form of an Asian based dragon though, thus why the versions she made for book/website and overlay use are more toward the western dragon design.

2013 logo versions (print/site, left. overlays, right)

2017 (color and b&w before chroming)

Although the single dragon imprint version will be kept for the books since the publishing company is branding out a little, venturing into such things as handmade bookmarks by myself, candles through my position as a JIC representative, and in honor of the second dragon guardian a second dragon (Ayunishi) joins the gold dragon (Goruden).

The symbolic meaning of the logo is multilayered.

  • The dragon is a nod to my love of dragons, how dragons show up often in my life, and how when I was very little I felt that my guardian looked like a big gold dragon.
  • The star and circle symbolizes the precious treasure of imagination and ideas, the light of the stars and enlightenment. It also holds the five elements, man within nature/cosmos, and the mastery of mind/spirit/soul over physical matters since it is an upright pentacle.
  • The teal field sometimes seen with it is an incorporation of a color with deep personal significance to me and was also the cover base color for the first book that my company published, Dragon Shaman: Taming the Blowing Wind.
  • The colors associated with my company are teal, royal blue, and purple. These are the colors of my dragon persona, and for those interested in color symbology convey the ideals that I hope to promote.
  • In the newer version where the egg/star/treasure is guarded by two dragons instead of only the original guardian the gold dragon is Goruden and the blue/silver dragon is Ayunishi. Together they convey fluidity (the wind/water dragon) and imagination/enlightenment (treasure/earth/fire dragon) and an active balance. The two dragons can also be seen as two aspects of one single dragon.
  • THG is the initials that I was using at the time that I was ready to release my book and begin the outer life of my project. Now the H remains as a nod to my children, though I no longer go by what the H once stood for.

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