Spring seems to have sprung here in my neck of the woods (Iowa). Urged on by the unseasonably warm weather and the feeling (hope) that spring is upon us here in the Midwest I decided it was time to update the blog theme with something a little more energetic and a little brighter. Spring seems a time of color…and yet a time in which the threat of the return of cold weather hovers darkly in the background so I tried to incorporate both bright spring colors and a bit of darkness in the theme this time.
I hope you enjoy the new theme as you are browsing around…looking for contests to enter…checking to see if you’ve ALREADY won a prize (A LOT of people have), and enjoying all the authors, conversations, and fun here on the blog. I’d love it if you dropped a comment into the comment section following this post. I’d love to hear how you like this theme and what kinds of colors, images, themes, you might like to see next time I update the theme.
I tend to start themes much like I start the quilts I make. For themes I start with a photo which serves as the inspiration for the theme. In quilting I would start with a fabric I like then for both themes and quilts I pull out other colors and textures which seem to go with the image or the fabric. For themes I tend to go for pretty pictures…more seasonal than related to books. I like flowers, butterflies, animals of all kinds, interesting artwork, you name it, it may turn up as a theme here. With quilts I like floral fabrics a lot. But many of the quilts I make are made for charities that donate them to needy or ill children. For those quilts I try to go with bright, children’s prints – often with animals, balloons, or other things that children relate to.
So, what about you…what colors, types of images would you like to see next time I update the blog theme.