I would like an eye-catching logo design of a stylish and flowing-looking lotus with my business name: The Enthusiastic Buddhist.
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY BUDDHA IMAGES IN THE DESIGN, OR PEOPLE MEDITATING/PRAYING, OR CIRCULAR MANDALA LOTUSES.
Colors used may be Magenta Hexadecimal: #7d055f , Light Magenta Hexadecimal: #bb2876 or Red Hexadecimal: #c31355 , and Teal as an accent (use sparingly) Hexadecimal: #018f85
PLEASE USE COLORS IN A SOFT WAY (WITH GRADIENTS).
I am looking for a soft feminine design, that doesn't look corporate, but reflects my personality.
Ideally the lotus should be able to be used as its own standalone icon (e.g. minimized for use in Facebook graphics but still be easily recognizable as my brand).
Lotus must be rising upwards and embody the qualities of energy, growing, increasing, movement.
Overall the values I want to communicate with my logo are inspiration, motivation, modern, fresh, exciting, energetic, happy.
If the lotus is drawn attached to the text, it should not extend too high.
Either the word “Buddhist” or "Enthusiastic" should be in Rage Italics (or almost identical font). The word “Buddhist” should be placed under the words "The Enthusiastic". The word “Buddhist” should not be so large that it overpowers the words "The Enthusiastic". If you have a similar text to Rage Italics that you think will work well, I’d also love to see your concepts.
Preferably the word “Enthusiastic” should be easily readable if the logo is minimized.
My current blog website is https://www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com/. I am looking for a more professional looking logo which embodies the qualities mentioned above. Attached is a mood board created for my brand (although please don't create the lotus with colors in a solid way as the designs on the graphic).
Attached are some examples of the potential look and feel of some concepts I like. Although I am very open to other suggestions!!
Note: The circle is called Enso (a symbol of Enlightenment in Zen Buddhism) and can be found on stock photography places. Thin and more solid circles are better. Please show me how the lotus will look as a white watermark against a colored background. This will highlight if the circle needs to be more solid. Thanks!