Shoujo manga has had a big impact on my life, and the frequent rose motifs have always stood out. Feminine but strong and thorny, I appreciate roses and their simple beauty. As a wannabe green thumb I have a rather expansive garden of succulent cacti. Their organic symmetry is natural eye candy. Succulents are beautiful like flowers but withstand extreme temperatures and habitats like deserts with ease (and survive when I neglect them.) I attempted to create a logo for myself merging the two- roses and succulents. A meld of femininity, strength, and durability into one iconic shape.