My little guy, Owen, woke up this morning complaining of a sore throat. Since I myself haven’t felt 100% for several days, it didn’t take much to convince me to keep him home. I got to catch up on laundry and get myself organized for this week’s projects as well as next week’s. Some of you may also recall that Owen is our little artist. Like most artists, he has periods that reflect a different style or subject matter. Lately he’s been drawing logos or brand identities (his graphic designer dad is so proud). Last night while at our favorite pizza place, La Fiamma, (where kids eat free on Tuesdays) he noticed the t-shirts they have for sale there. They sport a simple graphic drawn in the universal person symbol style of someone throwing dough in the air. Since Owen and his friends have been playing “restaurant” during free choice time in school, he came home and drew his own version of the shirt so that he could look the part the next time they played.
So since we had a beautiful day together and we are both only marginally sick, we made kind of a fun day out of it. He drew a couple more restaurant logos this morning and we took them into town to get iron-on transfers made. So here is the original, La Fiamma inspired logo:
I should probably tell you that up until last night Owen’s future plans revolved around opening a seafood restaurant since he loves fishing so much. Now it seems that he plans to morph the seafood and the pizza. Mmmmmmm . . . fish and pizza . . .
Owen caught the restaurant ownership bug from his big brother, Tate, who has always LOVED good food. Tate has planned to own a restaurant for several years now which he plans to call Tater’s. It’s based on his favorite restaurant in town, Boomers, which is an old fashioned drive up burger joint. I asked Owen this morning if he had an idea for a Tater’s logo. This is what we made for big brother today: