Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coming Soon...

After looking at this header on my blog for well over a year (has it been that long?), I've decided that it's pretty much the most boring header I have ever seen. At the time I designed it, I suppose I thought it looked classicsort of simple and understated, (like me). Now it just looks uninteresting and stupid. I don't think I like the title either. The J.B.Chicoine seems okay to me (even though probably none of you know how it's pronounced*), but I don't know about the rest of it...

So, anyway, I've decided to employ my artistic powers and design a new, bookish header, and I'm doing it over at my Unsupervised & at Large art blog...

*Currently, we pronounce it She-kwan'—with more of a silent 'n' at the end. Kinda French sounding, which is what it is. But when we used to pronounce it She' kwin... It's a long story...

19 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the final product. See comments on the other site.

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  2. Good for you. I'm always wishing someone would come along and make the appearance of my blog better :)

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  3. Liza, Thanks! I did!

    Natasha, at least you have cool ink splotches on yours! :)

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  4. Just wanted to stop by and find out what I could about who was talking to me... and glad I did. Interesting work going on over here. Your art is beautiful and I'm fascinated also by your writing-in-progress. I'm interested in writing too, though my bestsellers have been corporate training manuals (yawwwwwn). I'll be cheering you along and hopefully learning from your process!

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  5. Welcome, mischief!
    I found you via Jerry's blog...and your writing is far from boring. In fact, it's wonderfully sensitive.
    I look forward to your future posts...

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  6. Thank you-- and by way of further introduction I want to tell you that I was highly amused by the way Blogger chopped off and abbreviated your blog titles to: JBChicoineAspirin, and JBChicoineUnsuper. I am sure you *are* super and no aspirin needed.

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  7. I think your header is classic looking, but it is always fun to experiment and see if something else suits you better! Also play around with the blog layout styles perhaps?

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  8. mischief: actually, I think Google may have nailed it--can we accuse Blog hosts of Freudian slips?

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  9. Jayne: Yes, I will definitely have to change the layout also.
    And, you have a lovely header, by the way--I wonder if that is you in the right-hand corner...

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  10. Michelle, it may take a couple weeks (busy time right now), but I've already picked the photo and hope to start the wash today!

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  11. My friend -- I would suggest that your header show an open book with spectacles on the book reflecting trees and...

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  12. It is going to take a bit to readjust my thinking. I've been mentally calling you Che-coin for a while now. She-kwan (with a sort of silent n) is much better.

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  13. hehehe...I think you may be onto something, Jerry...

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  14. ...we're simulposting, Jerry...
    Try Chicoine with an Italian slant--Ckeek-ee-own-ee. It's actually a very versatile name. Works well in the Witness Protection Program--not that we're in it or anything...

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  15. Good luck with the design. I've had the same header on my blog since I started it. Now I'm going to take a closer look at it. thanks!

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  16. Thanks Paul! I think headers probably aren't as important as all that--it's likely just the artist in me that feels I could do better.

    I think your header is beautiful!

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