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Evolution of a Blog

December 18, 2012

Even though I’ve been terrible about maintaining my blog, it is still my baby that I’ve poured tons of sweat and love into (in that order, haha) over the last few years. I went through a long period of customizations to try to get it just right, and sometimes I still think about changing something – the layout, the background, or my favorite customization – the header.

Gah. The header!

This picture tells a lot of the story. It is a snap shot of my MOST RECENT header uploads on WordPress. As in, not even close to all of the headers I have uploaded over the past three years.

Many Headers

Did I mention the 20-some layers on Photoshop? Or all the adjustments? Or files?

But in the process of making this labor of love come to fruition, I also learned so much about Photoshop and my personal tastes. In fact, I started exploring Photoshop for this exact reason – making a professional-looking header – and it is what led me to start creating custom invitations. I’ve said many times that I feel a creative and artistic pull but don’t necessarily know where it should take me, and digital design is something I’ve come to see as a “talent”. I still have a lot to learn, sans doute, but I have finally found an artistic means through which I can (usually) express what I actually see in my head.

Even though I felt like shoving my head through my monitor at times, I seriously am SO grateful for the opportunity to learn this art and how to express myself!

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