Sunday, March 14, 2010

spiffing up the blog


Now that we've sprung forward into spring, it's time to spiff up the 'ole blog. I finally changed my old avatar to this one. (something I've been meaning to do for like a year now!) I don't remember the last time I wore a headband and birds don't usually land on my hand, but other than that, it looks just like me! hee hee.

I also redid my banner, using my Happy Camper piece. I don't know why, but my banners always look a little blurry after I upload them to Blogger. I've tried all kinds of things to make this go away, but I've yet to figure it out. If anyone reading this has the magic formula, let me know!

I also deleted a really old Slide presentation that I had on my sidebar. I recently had a wake up call that caused me to think about what I'm putting out there for people to see. I forget that not everyone knows the difference between my old Photoshop work and my new Illustrator work. I recently received some feedback from someone in the Children's publishing world and one of their comments was regarding the style that I don't do anymore. It occured to me, they were probably looking at that slide show that had never been updated. Geez! I also need to go through my website and remove older work that doesn't reflect my new style. Now I know, it's better to have fewer strong pieces than a lot of work that may be cute, but not current to my way of working. Live and learn, huh?

10 comments:

Nina Crittenden said...

Looks nice, Nina! A bluebird in the hand is worth two in the blog! hee hee

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is the cutest burst of spring ever! I love it!!! The colors are amazing and so are the characters for that matter. Great job!! Thanks for your very kind words left at the blog girly. I appreciate it.

Christina Rodriguez said...

Love your camper banner. It reminds me of an Airstream, which I've always wanted. Those things are the coolest!

justdoodleit said...

Sweet new Avatar! Bluebirds and spring goes very well together :)

Eric Barclay said...

Love the new header and avatar!

Bella Sinclair said...

Nina, it really looks like spring here! Love all the updates and vibrant colors. Your avatar looks like she is about to break out in song. :D And blurry? What's blurry? Nothing blurry here. I had fun catching up on your great work. Beautiful patterns!

Amy C said...

wow congrats on getting tons of stuff done, the new banner is so fun and makes me long for vacation time!

Brad said...

love this nina!

parisa mahmoudi said...

Soooooo lovely!!!!!!!!!! :)

Julissa said...

A little spring cleaning huh ;) Love the new banner and avatar! Oh and nice touch on the website banner...cute, cute, cute!

I'm awarding you the sunshine award...thanks for being such a sweetheart! Cheers :)