Wait! Don’t change that channel! No, you are not in the wrong place. I’ve got a new look. What do you think?
Some girls treat themselves to a pedicure, a new pair of shoes or maybe a fabulous new haircut. I’m all for those things, but I chose to splurge on a new logo instead!
I decided to work with Ashley of Dinosaur Stew after seeing the beautiful blog she designed for Ann of Farmhouse Blues. I just loved the sweet, simple style of her page. I originally contacted Ashley to discuss a total makeover for the blog, but once I found out that I would have to move from a free WordPress blog to a self-hosted WordPress blog, I chickened out. I just wasn’t ready to take that step. I also found out at that time that Ashley was a fellow Minnesotan! She’s up in Duluth. We Minnesotans have to stick together, dontcha know.
That was a while back. More recently, when I decided to move forward on a logo, I knew I wanted to work with Ashley. I had her design two versions for me. I wanted one that was more linear and could be also converted to a watermark for my photos, and I also wanted one that would fit in a square.
As it turns out, I am totally in love with the more linear, simple version.
Ashley got it perfect on the first try. I’ll use this one as my main logo for most things.
The square logo was based on more of my input. I have to confess that I sent Ashley back to the drawing board on this one many times. She was very patient and incorporated all of my requests for tweaking this or that.
I’ve incorporated this one into my Gravatar profile so far, but I think it would be fun to use on some signage as well.
Ashley also provided me with some watermarks that I can use on my photos. A black one …
and a white one …
As part of my update, I also changed out the background paper on the blog. The former background was just a photo that I took of my own grey and white striped living room wall. I’m afraid it was rather pathetic. I can’t believe I left it that way as long as I did! It was in serious need of an update. I tried a few different looks and found that most of them were just too busy and they distracted from the blog itself. For now this new one will do, but I may keep shopping around for something perfect.
So there you have it! A fresh new look for q is for quandie. I was also busy this past weekend with several furniture makeovers and I’ll share them with you soon, so stay tuned!