Monday, December 27, 2010

A new year is coming so I decided to create a new header...
can't decide if I like it, so it may be changed in the next few days. 
Any suggestions?

I spent all day creating the header, it represents my favorite place, 
you know? 

This blog is for me. I didn't create it to sell things as some do, I didn't create it as a showcase. I had to create it for a class I was taking during my Masters program. I did what I had to do for the class, but I created it as a place for me to go to and write, share my day or just randomly talk. Also, I created it as a place to share my art and the art of my sweet students. It's a mixture of many things. I would like to say I am multifaceted, but I am more of an all over the place kind of person.

My house is a quiet house. My husband is not a talker. My son is back home, but he is about his own agenda and has always been a calm easy going sort. Me, on the other hand, well, this art teacher girl, talks non stop and about everything. I will tell you every detail and go off on many tangents before I get to the point...you know, set the stage sort of rambling.  This blog helps me collect my thoughts, helps me put things in perspective and helps me talk things out... sometimes. I enjoy sharing with like minded people, people who I really don't know, but have come to recognize through their own blogs. 
I gather from my guys they are glad I have this place to go. I'm here for them when they need me, but they don't have to listen to so much from me now. They know that I am happiest when I am creating, and that this is a form of creating for me.

Why am I saying all this, when I started out saying 
I had created a new header? 
Maybe because I'm not sure the header will be understood,
or that it really expresses me.

It does express me.
I love burlap, and that's part of the background. 
The fence post photo was taken on our trip to Maine. 
The bird is from a book that belonged to my Grandpapa, I blogged about it last summer.
And the road marker photo was taken by a childhood friend.
It is a vanishing part of Georgia, found on a back road, and it tells the directions to the town I now call home. 

I may be deciding I like this new header for this new year. 

I just realized this is my 99th posting! I promise my 100th will be something better than a long ramble about my header...promise.


  1. Thank you for coming and for your sweet words.... I'm so sorry about the loss of your mother. It's tough, isn't it? I'm the OLDER generation now....and an orphan. There's just nothing like a MOM...

    I think you've done a great job on your new header. I'll be doing one pretty soon here too.....some updating is in order...

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year..

    Warm blessings,

  2. I love how personalised your header is, our blogs are an expression of our creative selves! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Being a very smart cat (and ferocious) I would say that your new header is a purrfect representation of you or rather the extension of yourself as represented on your blog. Whew! Try and say all that in one breath! Anyhowz, I like your new header and could have just said, "i like your new header" but well that would have been kind of boring and short and seeing as how you like to talk, I'm assuming you don't mind listening when some weird cat decides to talk up a storm....

    Purrs! I hope you had a very nice Christmas!


  4. I find blogging to be a real creative outlet, too, and understand your feelings. I think headers are very personal...I love how you added photos that mean something to you and are representative of you!

  5. I like it...I think you should keep it. I am a lazy blogger...I hardly ever change anything, lol.

    A New Year wish is for us to meet up sometime!


  6. I like the new one, its easier to read and I like the background pics! Thanks for visiting and following my blog, i appreciate it and will follow yours as well!

  7. I like the symbolism of your new header too and that is a fabulous quote!