When I started with all this, I didn't really put much thought into the overall look of things.
This was my original logo:
I thought it was cute. It separated the 'sk' from the 'art' which I kind of liked. But as my friend and design guru CM pointed out, it wasn't very chic. And if I was selling hip, modern, art my logo should probably reflect that. Cool parents logging on to a website would respond better to a clean modern logo vs a crafty, cutesy one. So I developed the new one you now see at the top of my website.
I think it goes much better with the feel of my art. The natural, soft colors, the crisp lines, and of course the accent over the 'a', because everyone knows those Scandinavians are make beautifully designed items. lol.
I put the accent in as a joke. But I kind of liked it. It gave the word a new life, and new fun factor. It's now pronounced Skoart (long o with open mouth) -- I'll wait while you try it....
I also promptly looked up my genealogy. Not a lot of Scandinavian heritage there, however, it does mention my great, great, great grandfather, Henry Welton, "of swedish stock" HA - so there you go, I'm not a complete fraud.