Van der Linden Family Crest

Van der Linden Family Crest - student project

A few notes about our family:

  • We are creative and love building, making, drawing, writing,etc.
  • We are also nerds and love geeky things, science and to figure out how things work - Gears
  • Family meals, cooking, coffee and tea together are a tradition  
  • We live in California and love to go hiking together - Hills
  • Those things sticking out of the sides:  My liberal interpretation of laurel leaves.  Linden is a leaf that looks like a heart.  It didn't make a laurel wreath image too nicely so I created a pattern graphic representing the linden leaf (lime leaf).

My first pencil sketch incorporated an alien robot that my husband built for halloween (animatronic show).  That didn't work out too well as a graphic and I ended up here...

Van der Linden Family Crest - image 1 - student project

This was my first attempt at the crest.

Van der Linden Family Crest - image 2 - student project

My next version tried to simplify a little...