I've been fiddling around with headers for Mercantile Muse. And as you can see, I've gone with a simple white background as well. I think it shows everything off in a crisper,cleaner way. I really like the way it makes photos pop. Siss, boom, bang! (sorry, getting a little geared up for the 4th and the big losbta bake!)
I designed the first header for our blog last night, and it looked really nice. I liked all of the components including some of our very own stone wall and roses, and a picture of a ship's masthead that I took in NYC's South Street Seaport. In the end, it just wasn't working for me. It seemed to be just a little too much- too much for this particular blog anyway.
|See what I mean?|
|Straight and to the point. Opposite of the first......not busy at all.|
Then I woke to a new day and new eyes and thought, with all those neutrals a pop of bright yellow might be kind of nice- sans quill/feather. I edited the picture of our 'Pot of Gold' coreopsis in photoshop and included that in the design for the splash of color. After looking at it though, I kind of missed the feather because it represents the writing/talking/blog lovin' rants I'll be throwing out there on Mercantile Muse, as well representing my designs in our etsy shop.
|Pow. Pop of happy yellow. Not to quill?|
|Or to quill? That is the question.|
Any thoughts, feel free to share them. And as promised.........Three Feathers, available on etsy at Bates Mercantile Co.
Glory be, the sun is shining again and there is a lovely breeze. It's a great laundry day, as far as laundry goes. Perfect for line drying. I'm sounding more and more like my mother (not that that is a bad thing).
And since it's Mercantile Muse's first week anniversary, I'm adding to my good things list. Just because. Feel free to add your own good things.
That lucan is sleeping soundly on the futon,
instead of running across the street and getting into a
tussle with a very nice Dobie Girl getting a walk on a
leash, the way he did last night. Bad dog.
Sleeping soundly is much better.
blog followers and online friends- givin' ya'll a wahooli!
a screen tent/house
(someday a house/room, for now a screen tent.
the mosquitoes were vicious last night)
visitors to look forward to
checking things off of lists
work on my desk
(I know it was on the list last week, but last night we got to skype with our friend's
mom who we haven't seen in.....oh....say about 24 years! LOVE skype.)
Have a good one. Or as Walter Brennan says in Rio Bravo- have 'a goodn'.