Last week I talked about why I’ve decided to call this blog “Line upon line.” Today, I want to explain the new logo that you can see at the top of this blog.
As I mentioned before, I have been blogging for many years at Rebecca Reads. That has been my personal space for discussing the books I’ve read — and I sure do love to read! My logo at that blog has used red as a main line in everything since the beginning. Red is my favorite color. I designed a logo that represented an open book.
When I decided on this blog, I was not sure what to do, but I knew I wanted to correlate to my other blog, so I stayed with the book. I changed the book’s cover to a light blue.
As I thought about what homeschooling means, I decided to emphasize that it is no longer the independent activity that reading is for me personally. Rather, it is a family matter, a parenting matter. It is a group journey towards learning. Hence the book now has three faces peering over the pages. The three circles are different — different colors, different sizes, different perspectives. Each person comes to a text in a different way. Sometimes I’ll be the one getting the most, sometimes my son, and someday my daughter. (For now, I’ll say that the three circles are me and my two children. Maybe someday I’ll have to add another circle.)
I also like how the faces are round. Raising well-rounded children is a goal in homeschooling and teaching in general. Besides, there is something ironic about teaching well rounded children in lines…and I do teach line upon line, precept upon precept, one day at a time to get to that well rounded result.