Apparently I've been guilty of a major blog faux pau, the equivalent of wearing a headband. [Side note: I wore a headband three times this week. Once to mow the lawn, and twice in public helping people move. It got a lot of positive compliments. Someone asked if I was trying to make a statement. I am. The statement is "I like to keep sweat out of my eyes."]
Frankly, I've been thinking about a new header for a while now and artsy thoughts have been swirling around in my head. I finally had some time to sit down and Photoshop one out. First off, it's been a long time since I've used Photoshop and it threw me off for a while. I kept trying to use keyboard commands and shortcuts from AutoCAD and PowerPoint. I finally gave up and had Mandy give me a three minute tutorial. It was a bit humbling [and irritating], since I've always been "tech support" in our house.
Mandy: "You can copy with control C..."
Me, cutting her off: "I know about control C. It's not working."
Mandy: "You need to select what you want to copy."
Me: "Look, I am selecting it. It's not working."
Mandy: "You have to be on the active layer. Click in the lower right..."
Me, cutting her off again: "I know how to get to the active layer." [grumble, grumble...because she's right]
I started with the plain and simple, black and white version I concocted, but I've heard that it's a bit drab and needs color and a snazzier font. Mandy snuck on the computer in the middle of my Photoshop session and made a few tweaks. Her version is below. Note all the manly colors. And hearts. Nine hearts, to be exact. The font for "craft blogger" is also hers. I don't know why Arial isn't fancy enough for her. I even made it Arial Black, for emphasis. Thoughts from the crowd and the two versions below compared with the one up top?
In addition to having a text only header, I've also been accused of having too plain of a background. Guilty as charged. Don't worry, I'm working on a tangerine tango and turquoise chevron background right now. It's going to be epic.
Side note: I was trying to think of a simple way to communicate the difference between men and women and restroom signs came to mind. If you Google Image Search "restroom signs", there's some pretty funny stuff out there.