Well, in my country it’s pretty late in the morning anyways. Haha. As you can see, my blog’s taken on the new Pilcrow theme, and I must say, I really like it! I’ve been looking for a good and flexible theme with custom headers and backgrounds, and Pressrow was missing something, which I found in Pilcrow. So I switched to Pilcrow, and gave my blog a new paint job-literally!
As you can see, the background is my own personalized paint splatter background. The reason I chose paint splatters as a theme is well, because I think it’s mostly how life is like. You never really know exactly how the splatter would look like until you gave it a try. Just like all the opportunities you can get in life.
I’ve also changed the blog header altogether, because of two reasons. First is the fact that when I changed themes, the header was automatically reset. Second, pretty much just because I wanted it to match the background. So I took a couple of minutes deciding on the quote I was going to feature on the header, and I’ve decided on the quote by Daphne Rae.
“I have found the paradox, that when you love ’till it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
Then I got to painting splats. I had fun with this one, because I had to think of where I would paint them carefully, because too much of one certain color on one side would be a cause of imbalance, and too much color would just be a plain eyesore. That’s how I ended up with the current header.
And as an answer to the questions I’ve been getting from my friends, I shall post the Q’s and A’s here.
- “How do you do the paint splatters?”
-Well, those are just pre-made brushes I got for free off the internet. The ones I used for this project are brushes from EasyElements.com, and some of the creations available at DeviantArt.com.
- “How do you make sure that you don’t make any mistakes?”
-I can’t gurantee that I don’t make any mistakes, but what I do is, that for every different color of splatter I use, I make another layer, so that if I suddenly change my mind, I can easily edit it.
- “Can I use your background too?”
-I’m not very selfish when it comes to stuff like these, and I often allow other people to use the, as long as they credit me for it, and not take it as their own.
That’s pretty much it. Now excuse me, as I still have to fix my “about” page.