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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pardon Me While I Explore...

Check it out!  Diane at The Blue Ridge Gal made me two blog buttons! Please feel free to take one from the side bar of either of my blogs...  She does them for free and she also helps beginning bloggers in designing a custom header for your blog!  She is very nice, kind, generous and works very fast!  Check her out!

 

I am in the process of changing some things on my blog... so please bear with me...


Pardon me while I explore the world of Template Designer...I originally wanted to make my painting of STARGAZER as my Header picture. 


It worked fine in my old template, but I wanted to try a wider blog template and possibly three columns.  I kind of felt like a change...being Spring and all...When I attempted to go back to my original template, I could not remember which one it was...so making a change became a necessity...

I kind of liked the wider blog version, so I set out to find a different picture which would fit... the sky in STARGAZER made it difficult to find a way to make the title of the blog visible for a button; so my second choice for a blog button was the one below... It was one I would often switch to for a header picture...


But it would not fit the wider version either... I also used the desert scene below...which might fit this new wider version...as it is a larger wallpaper picture, which was my original header picture...I used this one for quite some time, as I live in the desert and it was contemplative and peaceful...I loved the colors...


I do like the purple background as a white background is hard on my eyes.  The darker colors work better for me.  So after experimenting, I tried the picture below, which is also a wallpaper picture...

I liked the colors and it went with my invitation to explore....the meaning of our lives...

So what do you think? 

Any suggestions? 

Join me, if you care to give me an opinion,

 as I delve into the reconstruction of this blog...

5 comments:

Susan Fobes said...

First, I love color (especially blues and purples) so I think your new color scheme is wonderful! I need a change too, but I know it will turn into double the work so I think I'll wait until summer...

DJan said...

I think it's just BEAUTIFUL, Donna. Reminds me a little of the wallpaper on the Apple iMac, but it's much prettier, and it fits perfectly. I liked the lavender pattern wallpaper in the background more than this one, but it still works quite well with this one. And of course you MUST keep that lavender, I associate it with you...

gayle said...

Wish I had some suggestions but I have a hard time making any changes.

That corgi :) said...

I like all the pictures, Donna. It would be hard to pick a favorite, but being so close to the ocean, I always favor those over other shots, but all great. Whatever the finished product, I know it will look great!!

betty

Betty said...

I like this template. Looks great. And yes, it is easier on the eyes.
I love changing around my template from time to time, it goes with my moods. (Maybe that means I´m moody....haha)
Hope you have a happy Easter Donna!!