I had some extra time this weekend. OK. I didn’t really have extra time. I had time I chose not to fill with bookkeeping tasks, messy drawer organization or exercise videos.
Changing up the look of my blog, however, seemed like an excellent use of stolen moments.
Three photos in my iPhoto library had potential. I opened them in Photoshop. I clone-stamped and cut and copied and cartooned. When I couldn’t figure out how to do a word bubble in photo editing I pasted the picture to a Word document. When I couldn’t figure out how to save the result as a JPEG file I TOOK A PHOTO OF IT FROM MY COMPUTER SCREEN. Oh yes, I know how to fool iPhoto.
And then I started messing with different format options on blogger. What looked best with which photo? In the time it would have taken to clean every drawer in my house, catch up on all filing and bill-paying and do my 5-mile walk video, I had chosen a format and a photo. I put it all together, viewed it, and………….
The photo, the one I had worked over so arduously, was displayed in such tiny proportions it would have been dwarfed by a postage stamp.
Why bother? So I threw over the entire homey, cozy, clever-photo-topped format and chose a trendy Dynamic View.
Because when you think Prude, you think Dynamic. And trendy.
But I refuse to let all that work go to waste. Here are my top contenders. You would have had one of these staring back at you every time you opened ‘The Prude Disapproves’.
Maybe forced change isn’t so bad.
|The patriotic one. This took SO MUCH TIME|
|Via vacation via camera via iPhoto via Photoshop via word processor via camera via iPhoto|
|The 'awwwwww' one|