This pic is obviously the rights of those Spielberg and Lucas guys 🙂
Yep, that’s right, it’s bloody cold outside and I’m taking a break from photocopying Fastweb documents. So, what’s a girl to do with an iPad and sleeping kitty on a grey Saturday afternoon? Well, it’s almost time for my nap but I just scarfed down 5 (ok, maybe 8, but whose counting?), chocolate mint wafers…mmmmm, and now I am on a sugar high and need to wait for the inevitable sugar crash. So…I shall blog.
Not so long ago, I bought the domain name for this blog. Why? Well, I want to expand my horizons and see where things will take me. After four years of writing, I’m ready to rip off my training wheels, fall down a few times and skin my knees and then fly like Elliot and E.T.
The next step on my journey is a new look. I have commissioned an artist to see what he can come up with that would personify this blog. I had a few ideas of the imagery I wanted to incorporate but unfortunately, this artist doesn’t know me very well and is not a reader of my blog. He sent back something that was cute and well illustrated but didn’t quite hit the nail on the head…there’s my first skinned knee.
Back to the drawing board, I started thinking what to do next. Should I search for another artist? Have a competition? Re-work what was done so far? I then did what I always do…enlisted another talented blogger to bounce my thoughts off of. Elora to the rescue, I sent her the first design. She agreed, it wasn’t quite right. She also agreed that he was talented and did a great job on some aspects of the design.
I emailed the artist and expressed my concerns. He told me to seek images or photos online that would give him an idea of what I was looking for. Again, Elora and I chatted and she came up with the most brilliant concept! I loved it! But promptly chastised her for not coming up with it sooner of course, haha.
I scoured the web and got scissors and tape at the ready, scanned my collage and emailed it to the artist and Elora. Now, please keep in mind that this is NOT the final artwork. This is my rendition of what I want only in my own, original design created by my artist. I have taken three different images and obviously cannot afford to buy the rights to all these. This is a free blog after all 🙂
So…here it is: (stay tuned for some more fun or perhaps skinned knees, either way, isn’t this a bucket of fun?)