In the very beginning of my illustrious *cough* career as a burlesque performer, I went on a couple of tours as a member of the Fluffgirl Burlesque Review.
And on one of these tours was a pair of guest performers from New York who would forever change my life.
Bunny Love and Lady Ace.
I don’t have the words to explain to you how honoured I felt (and was) to have had such a profound introduction to the Burlesque world but I think I can fairly say that they were one (two) of my biggest sources of inspiration ever.
A few years later, and many years ago, my husband was inspired by the T-Shirts that Lady A and Bunny had given me on that tour,
and he started working on some drawings of a cartoony caricature of my burlesque persona, for promo & merch (postcards, T-Shirts, Web stuff, etc…) and what have you.
He came up with two ideas that were potentially pretty cute but sadly, he passed away before either of them were finished.
I liked where he was going with them but neither, as you can see, are usable as-is.
I left the idea and the drawings sitting on the back-burner for a few years. It took some time but eventually I approached a couple of artists, asking if they might be able to come up with something along the same lines, but they were either too busy or uninterested in the project.
It has been almost 8 years that these drawings have been collecting dust, and I really would like to scratch Burlesque Logo off my To Do: list before I retire from burlesque all together.
If any of you can recommend an artist that might be able to help me come up with a new logo, please do let me know and/or fwd them my email address ( firstname.lastname@example.org). And if it works out, I’ll send you a free T-Shirt.