After a creative and meaningful break we are back with a gorgeous new protea logo for our business! Our website is also undergoing a makeover. Over the next few months, you can look forward to meeting new characters, and discovering new stories and meditations for children.
A few thoughts about our new protea logo
With our new logo design, I wanted to create a logo with meaning, with its roots right here in South Africa.
I decided on a protea flower, stylized into a heart shape. The colours of the protea, green and pink, is also associated with the heart chakra. This felt like a lovely way to keep all of the layers of meaning of this logo congruent.
The protea flower was named after Proteus, the son of the sea-god Poseidon. Proteus was a shapeshifter, and protea flowers was named after this deity because they can take on such a wide variety of forms.
With this mythological association, the protea symbolises magic, transformation, diversity and courage.
For those perhaps not familiar with protea flowers, the logo may look like a lotus. The protea is also known to some as the “African lotus”. This adds another welcome layer of meaning as the lotus flower is the symbol of spirituality, strength and beauty.
I think our new logo is a lovely way of communicating what is important to us with the world. I love the fact that it has many layers of meaning that connect with our business name, Here, your Heart.
And of course I have also written an article about the meaning of the name, Here, your Heart. If you’d like to read the article, where I also share a short but interesting video featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn, please click here.