Sunday, February 18, 2018

I've been updating the look of this blog nearly all weekend. I'm sure no one noticed.

I've been updating the aesthetics of this blog. Took me a while to design something I really liked; I must've gone through 20 or so iterations of the new header/banner and the background wallpaper. I sifted through what felt like three dozen different images, icons, and avatars, trying to find the right ones to merge into what would become the tapestry of this blog. I wanted this blog to look more mystical in nature, like walking into an occult shop, or like, looking like it was a piece of a much larger parchment

I finally ended up using symbols and imagery that were sacred to me in some respect, and also, representative of the ethos of this blog as a whole. As you can see from the image above and below (two early examples of what I was working on), I wasn't able to fit everything I originally wanted, but I was able to compromise and fine tune it all into something I liked.

The end result, which you can view by just looking at the desktop version of this blog, is the result of a great deal of effort and planning. I started late Friday afternoon, and I finished early this morning passed midnight. It was lots of fun. I mainly used PicMonkey because it's a fairly rudimentary website for novices like myself. I'm not sure when I will have the time to work on this blog again, so hopefully this will keep me satiated for the next few months. 

Lastly, many thanks to the Holy Order of the Sasquatch for allowing me to use the holy visage of Saint Bigfoot the All-Seeing as part of my banner/header. 

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