Monday, August 3, 2009

Black on White

There is something catching in blogland, the re-design of some of my favorite places to stop. Both Snap and Sherry Lee have new looks and oddly enough, so similar to what I, too, am trying to dream up. After visiting Beth's two blogs with some regularity, I contacted her to talk about the designs for her templates. I find them airy, spare but not empty, clean, just so refreshing. And as much as I liked my own new look, I feel as if I have out grown it already. It's back to basics, lots of white, lots of space to move and grow. Ha! Not so easy, but Beth is helping me out and with some luck and lots of hard work and coding (groan) I hope to be looking very different again by the end of the month. But in keeping with this simple theme, here is a photo of one of the feathers I have found recently, one very beautiful one, I think it's from a downy woodpecker (we certainly have enough of them):

This is a color shot, taken by laying the feather on a white piece of paper. The perfect polka dots amaze me.


sherry ♥ lee said...

Nature has her own way of perfecting what we try to emulate. This is a gorgeous feather!

Looking forward to the new spare/sparse/clean look Kim. That's exactly why I felt I needed a change. I was feeling too hemmed in -- there was more of "other" and less of "me".

Kim Mailhot said...

Wow - what a lovely shot !

Simplify is good, I think, in whatever form it takes. Enjoy create your new space !
Big Hugs !

Snap said...

I love polka dots ... one of my favorite things left over from childhood. Wonder why? Hmmmm. Nature is amazing. Redecorating is fun. See through new eyes sort of. !!!!!

beth said...

oh I so hope I can make you a soft peaceful place to lay your words on....I really hope I can :)

WrightStuff said...

Are spots the new 'black' for birds? I would love to see that bird!
I've been meaning to change my blog look for ages. I've still got the basic blogger template! Yet another project for me to get my teeth into!

judiPatootie said...

i am mesmerized by that feather.. its gorgeous.
Will be waiting to see your changes

sure hope i'm not posting five times. it keeps asking for another security word

WrightStuff said...

Well, thanks to your inspiring look - I have changed my banner!

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