Never Dust The Windowsill
I remember an old comic strip where the character starts by dusting a windowsill, and gradually notices other things requiring attention. The punch line was that when all was said and done she had ended up repainting her whole kitchen. That's how I feel about this whole blog redesign. I started by realising that if I stared at the miles of white space any longer I'd have to prop my eyes open with bottlecaps. So I switched to a pretty green thing. Then I realised that my eyes are getting too old to read reverse-out text comfortably. (Bifocals here I come.) One thing led to another, and here I am with a whole new template of my own design. If by "own" design, you mean a broadly-pillaged Douglas Bowman creation, that is.
• The colors now match my living room.
This was honestly unintentional. But I suppose it's a firm testimony to how much I like the gray-purple-green combination. It's soothing and looks (to my eye at least) both understated and luxurious. And I think perhaps I've devolved to writing marketing copy again.
•The infamous chocolate vine is featured in the header graphic. I figured I could enjoy the purple blossoms for awhile, since they're gone from the vine after only two weeks.
•I've been designing catalogs, Powerpoints, business plans and product packaging for about six years now. This is the first time I've done a website for myself in seven years. It's eerie how similar it is to what I do already.
•I tried to figure out a way to feature my dogs or some other thing, but it just ended up looking really amateurish. Not that this doesn't. But it was EVEN MORE so. Which is to say "bad."
•I haven't read anything in book form for a day and half. That's weird. But not as weird as the fact that I paid 99cents for a Rodger Hodgson solo tune on iTunes. It's a good song, but I sometimes wonder about myself. (The only thing this has to do with this new template is that it just came on the shuffle play.)