Saturday, April 19, 2014

i got a facelift

Hey guys, I'm hoping you immediately clicked the link based on blog title along, secretly hoping that I was going to be revealing some new plastic surgery like those people on that ol' MTV gem I Want A Famous Face. [Tangent: Or these weird stories!] (Un?)Fortunately, I am not newly blessed with designer body parts, but I do have a new look....at least my blog does! CHECK OUT MY CUTE NEW MASTHEAD!


I have been feeling like my blog needed gussying for some time now; frankly, it was long overdue.  I have had this same basic look for years and had that weird little bitstrip Kimmie in the masthead (yeah...remember her) as a place-filler for much too long. Daily, I have looked at it and dissected what wasn't working for me...so finally I decided she needed to be sent off to cartoon heaven and I needed to come up with something new.

this was one of the original sketches she sent me! So cute!
 Initially, I had wanted to illustrate my own little Kimmie avatar to greet new visitors, but I knew seeing something I had drawn stare at me everyday would drive me to to insanity...as would a straight up photo of me.[Tangent: Given I am childless, this blog is kind of my baby. Sad and depressing, I realize. I like to see it change and grow, but like the fact that I have been the sole one to have design influence over it. Unfortunately, I can't sequester it and homeschool it forever...I need to release it and let it thrive and grow under someone else's tuteledge.] Months ago, I asked around and found through my bookmaker/blogger friend Jenna that the lovely Michelle from the blog and etsy store CreatureType was the dame for the job. I checked out her work and I felt like she was the lady for the job because I knew whatever she came up with would be drastically different than what I would do...which is exactly the point! 

She did not disappoint. I sent her some pics of me and after some back and forth conversations, we arrived at the awesome image above, which seems to work awesomely with the fonts that I already had in place. I couldn't be happier with it! [Tangent: I love it so much that I want to take it to the stylist next time I get a trim because this is exactly what my hair looks like in my mind! This would not be completely out of the question because my hairdresser told me that on more than one occasion she has been brought a cartoon character's photo to replicate. Apparently the "after" haircut in Tangled was very chic. ] Go check out Michelle's etsy! She is a doll.

11 comments:

  1. You go girl I love Reinvention!!!!

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  2. You look like a grown-up. Very chic!


    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  3. I just look like one...I still haven't nailed acting like one.

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  4. Thanks so much! I was really pleased with how everything turned out. I am never done.

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  5. Yeag her blog is really fun. I have read it here and there and once I saw her illustration, I decided it was pretty much exactly what I wanted. I was confident she would do somethkng cool and she totally did

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  6. same here ..i got plastic surgery from certified surgeon..

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  7. Michelle | CreatureType.comApril 20, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Yay! It looks great in action as your header! :) I'm so glad you're happy with the final result. I had tons of fun working on it! <3

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  8. Thanks so much for all of it! I've already gotten tons of compliments on it!!

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  9. Fantastic! I love it!
    Once I get my own computer (currently using my roommate's while he is at work. Mine kind of crapped out on me), I intend to make my blog pretty. Perhaps I will look into getting a cute header like this!

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  10. Sometimes a refresher is needed. It's spring and whatnot, so I thought things needed freshening.

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  11. seriously so good. i need to get a custom illustration from michelle! thanks for the shout out, babe! congrats on the job-- i hope i can see you IRL soon (though i never tire of our snap chat relationship <3)

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