the winner is

drum roll please... oh wait...just look up. ;)

#1 is number one!

thank you to everyone who voted! it really helped my indecisiveness.

i tallied the votes and #1 won by 1 point. after looking at all of them together, i realized #1 was the most fitting because of it's playfulness and the others just seemed too bland, and not really 'me'. so thanks again for helping me make my decision! Β it helped immensely!

i also decided it needed a little tweaking, so i played around with it in photoshop to give a bit of a retro/polaroid feel, and to soften it a bit. i also kerned the text a bit, with the help of Chris and i'm really pleased with the outcome. here's a little before and after, just for fun:

BEFORE:

AFTER: