Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh, Me, Oh, My, Oh. . . . . .

. . . . which translates to "Aaaaarrrrrrgggggghhh!"

I am trying to take all the suggestions I've been receiving "to heart" and trying to make the appearance of my blog take more of a back seat to the artwork itself. What you see right now is a very different approach than I've ever tried before. A different header, the use of my logo rather than a photo of a painting, a more subtle color scheme, and a natural, fresh look, I think.  I'm not sure it's "me" but maybe it's not supposed to be "me" maybe the ART is supposed to be "me".

Oh, well, it's all been fun and a good learning experience. I still cannot do what I want to with the header as far as sizing it and centering it because I don't speak html or css. :) If anyone can help me, so be it and if no one can, so be it too--for tonight at least. Tell me what you think, if you'd like and I promise to listen and try to improve.


  1. Hi Kathleen! This does seem easier to navigate and I think it will give your art a bit more breathing space. Right now I'm using the very very simple white background template.

    One thing I'm noticing is that when I go back up to look at your header, the first thing I see is the Baryshnikov quote, and _then_ I notice your logo. Maybe try a text header with "Mixed Messages" and then have your logo below it.

    (From Cultivate Collectors!)

  2. Hi Kathleen, I posted a link to your blog and FB page on my FB DCRdesign (like) page. I use that page to promote artists and provide tips to events and art education. Have a great day!

  3. Hi Kathleen...I like the soft color..easy on the eyes. But I'm not liken the header...I love your logo but I agree with Kristin I see Baryshnikov first. I want to see what you create...
    Hope your twin is well I know how hard you work

  4. Kristin and Julie: I really appreciate your input regarding the header and I will work on making the suggested changes to it very soon. I find the header the least amenable part of Blogger so I have been struggling with doing what I really want to do with it.

    Diana, thank you SO much! I totally appreciate the links and I'd like to do the same for your DCR page. . . IF and when I can figure out how! LOL I will work on it soon and I still want to share some of your blog posts etc.

  5. Whoops! Julie: I forgot to tell you that my twin is thriving--a little ragged around the edges, perhaps, but definitely thriving on the hard work. :)