Monday, May 26, 2014

New Blog Title and Design!

I'll admit I've been falling behind with my posts. This was due to my workload over the last few months as well as the preparation I had to do for the show I had in April. Since I'm getting ready for more updates on here and other sites, I thought this would be a good time to give this blog a visual makeover.

This makeover was done mostly because I felt dissatisfied with the old design. I wanted to do something that was more simple yet elegant. The background was based on source material taken from Flyer #2 that I made last year for my show Wildwood. That flyer used a picture that was taken of my 2012 mixed media piece "She Wants Blood". I wanted the background to have more presence so I chose to do away with the solid squares and rectangles and went with a transparent design. I wanted to use darker text so it wouldn't take away from the artwork, but at the same time I didn't want it to be too dark. The Crimson Text is used for everything. I thought it worked well for the visual style I was going for. Finally, the blog name was changed because I wanted the blog to serve as an extension of the photo album I have on my Facebook of the same name.

I may tweak the blog a bit more or I might leave it as it is. Let me know what you think. Also, here's a screenshot I took of the old design before I changed it. Compare it if you want.

The old design prior to May 25, 2014.