When I'm taking on a new design, I don't begin building it right away. I do my research. I save out anything I find interesting. I capture what captures me. At some point the inspiration is just there. When its conceived, I have to create it. It calls to me. I've often told clients I had no choice, but to build whatever vision their brand inspired. It was that way with the dragons. Once I started, Pearl came right out. Such an easy birth. So playful and certain. The eastern dragon represents the vitality of life, and Pearl embraced her birthright, out of the egg.
Destined by her path, Leona did not come gently into this good night. She raged against the dawning of the light. There was even a period where I had to put her down. :) The western dragon represents the ego. What is trapping you is your dragon. Following your bliss, and slay your dragon. Follow your bliss and you are free. Leona is a dragon slaying dragon. She will set us all free. :D
And they met. <3 Leona knew her dragons when she saw them. She greeted them like long lost friends. Its that way with your soulmates. Its that way when a brand comes together, you can see the fit. See the dance. You forget all about the long labor, the difficult delivery. There is only the miracle of new life and what is possible.