Little Makeover & New Design Pattern

Wanting to redo my blog for quite some time and make it into 3 columns made me start thinking about a new design pattern I would like to include in the makeover. So yesterday since I wasn't feeling well I decided to take it easy by playing with a design and messing with html code. (Still no word from the specialist even after calling. Not very happy about that. Going to call again soon.) Anyway, I began sketching in the morning, then took pictures of it and added color in Photoshop. Here is part of the design pattern:

When I snapped the picture of the sketch the background had a yellowish tannish tint and I ended up really liking the unexpected color. I also didn't plan that when I colored it digitally that it would look like I painted it! Thought it gave a bit of a vintage feel.

I threw the word "live" on the design for my blog banner cuz I love to add in a meaning when I can. Just how I work. So here is my reasoning... I'll start with a couple quotes:

"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities." --James Allen

"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." --Henry David Thoreau

I've heard many people wishing they were doing something else with their life over the years but not doing anything to make their wishes/dreams a reality. So I chose the word "live" to inspire and remind me to LIVE for today and work on making my dreams reality! There is no gain for those who don't even try to live out their dreams. Live life to the fullest!

1 comment:

Hundy and Undy said...

It turned out great, I like it.