If anybody surfed through here this morning, between 9:00am and 11:00am, they may have seen a very odd looking blog! My top image was there, but it was over-run by the text - quotations - that had graced the blog before. Not to mention the patriot bars that had rested atop and below those quotes. The flag image had squished up, too, and covered a part of the new header image.
I was fighting with the template while attempting to change the look. Again. And while I was very comfortable going into this - how many times have I changed this thing? - I found out that I still have a very weak grasp of what I am looking at when I work with the template. Two hours to finally figure out that I was in the wrong section! Two hours! My neighbor, if he was home, may have heard some very nasty language coming from my apartment!
Trust me, when I get frustrated enough (common enough when I am working on the computer), my language gets quite vile. Not Rap Music vile, but it gets close! I struggled. And why? Because I am addicted to changing the looks of this blog.
When I was young, I used to change the furniture layout in my bedroom all the time. Ask my mother! She'll tell you! She'd hear a ruckus upstairs and she knew benning was moving the furniture around. Heck, I get bored with the look of the place.
So what is that up top? That's a painting by Daniel Ridgway-Knight, "Peasants Lunching In A Field" from 1875. I like the painting, and the layout - wider than it is tall - made it workable for a topper. Then all I needed to do was mess with it using my Paint Shop Pro 6. Whatcha think?
Daniel Ridgway-Knight, an American painter who did most of his work while living in France, is a Naturalist painter, so he meshes nicely with my art tastes. Yes, I intend to post on him in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, I hope the new look suits you. It suits me. For now! Who knows what I'll do come Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas? I have got graphics galore, and already my head is awhirl with ideas. So beware! You may visit again and not recognize the place!
But, as always, I'm glad you stopped by.
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Always On Watch posted a link to this little gem! It should make you giggle!