I had a technical difficulty this weekend. The link to the background picture I was using was deleted. Rather then just find another that would sync with the design I already had, I decided to go for something fresh and new. It nearly caused an argument between the hubby and I though. I asked him to help, since he knows me best. "What is the epitome of me? What colors, what style, what theme shouts "Bethany" to the world?"
He chose books.
Stacks of them. Artistic displays of them. He found tons of interesting, even beautiful shots of them.
Truly, I love books. Adore them even. But that is such a narrow view of me. Surely there is more?!
I ended up kicking him off the project because he never actually reads my blog anyway. How would he know how to design something that he knows nothing about?
After playing with the new Blogger self design application for awhile, I got this. Simple, green, and cheerful. I think that is a better summation of me then "books". Although I must say I do love that first picture up there...
Now I just have to figure out how to have multiple pages. I really want a "home" and an "about me" and a "where the military has taken us" page. But I haven't figured that part out yet. Andy just has to work a few more late nights, (and me NOT have a good book within reach) so I can do some work on that!
After all the work was done, Andy still had to come by and comment. At the top of the page I have blue skies and flowers - blowing where God sends them and working really hard not to stress about where they land (in case you were wondering why I chose dandelions). In the middle is a beautiful stretch of green grass, cool and peaceful. At the bottom is the rich brown soil for it to grow out of. Andy said the dirt needed some worms to stir it up, keep it aerated.
So, here is his contribution to the new design.
Those of you who do not usually link directly to the page, please, drop by and see the new design.
And stay posted - there is more to come, once I figure a little more out~