Pick Miss Gwen's Coat of Arms!
The entries are in! It’s time to assemble our very own College of Heralds here on the website.
Five talented artists have been hard at work assembling coats of arms for Miss Gwen, complete with Latin mottoes. In no particular order, we have….
1. By Alexa J:
2. By Cassandra:
(Motto: “One Stands Upright”.)
3. By Jeffrey:
(Motto: “Vigilance and action with pointed sharpness”.)
4. By Shelli:
(Motto: “By the swift hand of God. But if not…”)
5. By Miss Eliza:
Which is your top pick? Just post your vote in the comments section and I’ll tally them all up and announce the winner on Thursday!
As an extra incentive, I’ll be giving away a signed paperback copy of The Deception of the Emerald Ring (scene of one of Miss Gwen’s parasol wielding triumphs) to one judge, chosen at random.
Huge kudos to all of the entrants! Miss Gwen would smirk with pride.
These are all truly wonderful! But I have to pick Shelli’s. Love the motto she came up with.
I pick #3, as soon as I read the mottor I thought of Miss Gwen.
It was hard, very hard, but I finally made my choice.
I’ll pick #5, Miss Eliza’s! (with close competition of Shelli’s coat of arm…)
I vote for #5.
Very tough call, but #4 by Shelli.
Tough decision! But I vote for #4.
Very hard to decide!! Kudos to all the artists! I think that #4 by Shelli has edged past #3 by Jeffrey.
I have to go with #3 as well. The motto is perfect.
#4 – love the motto!
They are all wonderful. If I have to choose I think like #4.
Definitely number 4 🙂 great job all, though!
All wonderful but have to go with #4…#3 was a close second but I love the artwork of #4!
It’s hard to choose! I love 4 and 5 but I think #5 triumphs.
I love the 4th one, by Shelli.
Number 4 is great!
Number 4! The motto is simply divine!
I’m going to have to go with #4. Loving the motto!
Do I read “harrumph” down in the lower right corner of Cassandra’s? Now that’s clever!
For relevant content, I’d reach around, pat myself on the back and vote for my own.
However, for artistic beauty and cleverness of the motto, I’ll cast my vote for Shelli’s #4.
THAT WAS FUN !!
Yes Jeffrey, that is harrumph in the bottom right. I also drew a G on the left side with the rockets. Originally, when I created the feather M’s I also had G’s, but after an edit/simplification I only kept the M’s for Meadows. Since I still wanted a G I just drew one in with the wick designs. Thanks for noticing!
Sorry, I do apologize as I forgot to mention I love your motto and the humor in your design.
Tough choice, but I believe Shelli has won me over. Number 4!
#4 – Shelli’s!
Really tough to choose, but I’m going with #4!
They are fabulous! My pick is #4, by Shelli.
Tough call but will have to go with #5!
They are all beautiful, and one stood out right away for me.
I vot for #4 by Shelli. Great work!
They’re all great — I vote for #5, but think #4’s motto is great — perhaps the #4 motto could be added to #5??? And then two winners???
Number 3. I love the motto!
It was a hard decision, most definitely, but I have to go with #4
This was hard! Everyone’s was so creative! I have to admit… while I loved the motto on Cassandra’s, overall, I have to go with Shelli’s (#4). I also give Jeffrey props for including some innocent victims on his.
#4 by Shelli is great!
I love #4, by Shelli!
#4. I think Miss Gwen like the preceived formality of it.
My vote is for #4. What fun!
All are fantastic, but myvote goes to #4. Love the motto
I pick #4.
I like 4 the best!
They are all great. I vote for #4.
I have to say, #4 by Shelly gets my vote as well! It’s just so Miss Gwen 🙂
I’m voting for number five, but it i think it could use a motto. I really like the one from number three.
I am in love with the parasols in #5 and I think it is clean and defined and quite lovely. But I have to say that #3 comes in as a close second. I like the humor in that the umbrellas are poking the men in the arse.
#3 JEffrey’s. I love the motto!
#4 looks the most like real arms, with #5 a close second. My years in a medieval recreationist group still influence my taste in these things!
I vote for #4!
I’m loving #4
I love the creativity that went into each design! They are all beautiful. I am drawn to #4 and # 5. Hang on,……I’ll flip a coin…..
………#5 it is 🙂
These are all fabulous, but I have to say that #4’s motto is absolutely perfect. The design is crisp and not overly feminine. I think Miss Gwen would definitely approve.
A difficult decision but I have to vote for #4.
Number 4 is awesome!
Number 4 has my vote. It’s awesome!
I’m picking Shelli’s. They are all wonderful and it was a tough choice.
Number 4! It’s awesome!
They are all great! I vote for #4.
I’m going with Shelli’s (#4) although all of them are great.
number 4 🙂
I like #4 the best!
I vote for #5!
Number 5 is my favorite. Simple yet elegant. Perfect. 🙂
I would like to vote for number 4!
Wonderful job everyone!
#4 and #3!!
I vote for Shelli, because I’m lovin’ those sheep!
My pick is #3
#4 wins in my book
Number 4 for me too!
My favorite is #3
LOVE number 4!
Shelli’s for sure!
I vote for #4 it looks great followed by #5.
They’re all soo good! But the motto for number 4…. and it’s so classy looking! So yes, Shelli’s.
Love them all but #5 by Miss Eliza is my favorite.
I love number 4! it’s perfect! Great job Shelli
4 is my favorite!
#4 by Shelli!!! Screams Miss Gwen!!
#4…hands down! Good job Shelli.
#4! shelli does amazing work! (it was a hard decision tho!! so much talent! and appropos Miss Gwen mottos)
I pick #5!! But they were all awesome!
Love them all. Number 4 is the winner IMHO
Number 4 is my fav!
While all of the entires are wonderfully creative, my vote is for #5 by Miss Eliza.
I vote for Shelli’s.
But Jeffrey, yours is priceless!
Good job all you artists!
I vote for #4 (with #3 a close second).
BTW – Thanks Jeffrey for mentioning the “harrumph”. I totally missed it the first time through.
They are all wonderful! But since I can only pick one, I vote for #4, Shelli’s.
#4 wins my vote, it is spectacular!
I vote #4, but #5 is a very close second! Love the motto!
I really like #3!
These are really fun. I vote for #4 by Shelli.
But I really liked #1 as well. Tough choice!
Congrats to everyone!
i love the homemade type of felling from #1, but the motto and design for #4 is sheer genius!
whoops! sorry for typo
#4 although they are all very good! #3 amused me greatly. 🙂
I go with 3, although it’s a tough choice.
Number 4 by Shellie
all are gorgeous, but my personal favorite is #5, Miss Eliza’s!!!
So many great ideas! This has been great fun to watch and to help judge.
I vote for #4. Love love love the motto.
Boy, did this go viral! How about it Lauren, do you get a vote or do you remain the impassive moderator? I think we have a clear favorite…..
I like #4, both the design and the motto.
Nice work to my fellow entrants! My vote is for #3–love the details, use of color, and the Latin motto.
They are all beautiful and creative.
Number 5 is my favorite.
Oh, number #4 is just lovely! With #3 a close second (for the expressions on the faces of those getting poked!)
#4. it’s the least frilly (which Gwen has, up to this point, not been) and the motto sums up her wonderful practical self.
I vote for #4
They’re all fabulous but my vote is for #4. The motto is very Miss Gwen 🙂
Number 4 (followed closely by number 5)
But number 4 has sheep so it has my heart!
My vote is for #4 🙂 I really liked them all though.
Love number 4!
I love #4!
I loved them all and it was such a difficult choice but final answer – #4 Shelli
I have to say I really love #3 and #4. If pushed I guess 4 goes with my sensibilities but #3 really captures Miss Gwen’s personality. I love the new pic of you on Goodreads also.
I vote for #4,
Great designs by all. My favorite is #5, Miss Eliza.