If you've been stopping by my blog over the last few days, you may have noticed things looking a little different as I've experimented with templates, wallpaper and blog headers. I've been wanting to design a new blog header for some time.
So, with a little time this week that we're off, I did some browsing online. I stumbled onto this blog entry, with a tutorial for creating a new blog header using Pic Monkey.
I loved that it was simple to use, similar to the Pic Frame or Pic Stitch app for iPhones. There were many options of frames, fonts, effects, swatches, etc. And, I didn't have to learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom blog header. (Not that I'm opposed to it, but it just takes more time).
I solicited help from a couple of friends, my artsy sister and of course, the hubby. They all gave me valuable feedback. The hubby and my sister both told me that I should have a scarf pic, since that is my signature look. They all agreed that I should have a detail pic. And, my good friend Emily suggested the legs pic to add dimension along with the trees.
My friend Rob, a self-professed graphic design nerd, gave me his honest opinion (as only a friend can), and taught me a great deal about many design related things, but mostly font. At his suggestion, that my style doesn't really match 'grunge typewriter' font, I made a change and chose the one you see. Who knew so much could be said with a font?
So, with this all these changes on my blog, I decided to purchase my domain name to make it complete. From now on, I will be imanorbyah.com, which is really kind of cool.
I hope you like this new look. I'll still be the same Norbyah. I just look a little different.