Friday, July 11, 2008

Redecorating

I got tired of the way this blog looked, so I redecorated. This is one of the basic themes that comes with Blogger, except I made my own header. I like this much better than the old one, which didn't quite turn out the way I'd envisioned it.

I love creating visual stuff. It's nice to take a break from writing all day and do some visual art instead.

This picture (in the header) reminds me a bit of my Mom. She worked as a secretary to a bank president before she had kids, and I'm sure she typed on a typewriter like this one and I know she had hair like that, only more of a reddish shade (she always called it "strawberry blonde").

This is one of the first things I've made using The Gimp. It wasn't hard at all, mostly. Now if I can just learn how to do vector drawing in it, I'll be all set. In my spare time.

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violetteb said...

I like the footer on the theme to, or did you do something special to the theme to add that? Very nice blog.

Melissa said...

Thank you. I took a template or theme or whatever you call them, and changed the header graphic, and added a footer graphic. It's not working how I wanted it, though, I can't seem to control how it's aligned. It's over to the left, and I wanted it centered. But I created it myself, I took the bee from one photo, got rid of the background, and put it on the keyboard.

Beelissa