Saturday, August 8, 2015

Blog Makeover

Welcome to my newly designed blog! 

Today I spent a bit of time fiddling with the template in blogger to re-do the look of my blog. I have been wanting to do it for a long time, but I finally got around to it today. It is not perfect, but I am way more happy with it than I was before.

Here's what I did:

1. Banner: I wanted a new banner. The old one I had was just something I whipped up a few months ago with the complete intention of changing it later. I wanted to design something more breezy, pretty and true to my art style. I drew the design into a notebook with a black, felt-tip pen. Then I scanned the image into my computer and used Photoshop to crop it down and clean it up. I then went into the Layout section of Blogger to add it onto my blog.

2. Profile Picture and Blurb: I used a photo which a dear friend of mine took while we were in Wheaton in England. You should stop by her Facebook page and check out her amazing work. I wanted the photo to be round, because that is all the rage these days. To do that I used Photoshop and saved the round, cropped image as a Web file PNG. I also added text to the photo. I didn't know how much to share. I also wrote that stuff about talking like a pirate. That was a tad weird, but I was like, "Hey, if they're gonna read my blog they may as well know the way things roll around here."

3. Font: I wanted to update the font as well. I have been using Arial for FOREVER. I changed to Courier. I guess I wanted to be cool and have people think that I am a hipster who writes on a vintage typewriter...on my computer. Whatevs, Guys. Just go with it.

4. Photo Size: I used to have massive photos. I have now decided to scale 'em down just to be a little less overwhelming.

Well, that's pretty much all I did! Do you like the changes? Do you remember what it looked like before? I don't.

Lucy Rose

Here is another post about makeovers. Enjoy!


  1. Love the new blog look! It's very chic and coordinated. And I'm so glad you liked the picture!! It looks great! <3

  2. I like the new blog look. No, I do not remember the old look. Didn't you take a before and after screenshot?