Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Something Strange is Going on Here...

You may have noticed that the blog is going under some cosmetic changes. I've wanted to change it for a long time now and make it more my own. I finally got a good stylus and so I don't feel like I'm drawing with my elbow. That is why I stuck to simple changes and things that were easily manipulated. Now I'm learning how to use Procreate (a great little program that only costs a few bucks at the iTunes store). I have a lot to learn, but I have had fun and decided to replace some things. I do hope you like!

Change in the blog header:
I think this will reflect better the direction it is going. I also could not put my pup somewhere in the header. The little monster would have made it but I started designing it before I had her. I also thought it would be too crowded but I may put the monster in a post header. Not sure yet.

Some of my post headers will have changed:
You've seen this one already and I have more coming. I may end up tweaking it here or there so I will share as I get to them. Some are already up on the meme page.

I also changed my button. The other picture is still active so it won't reflect the change until you use the one I've provided. Thank you for those that have used it.

<a href="http://melissawatercolor.blogspot.com/"> <img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/37269621386_0978f2d11e_o.jpg"></a>

Oh and speaking of buttons. I only have a couple of people who haven't moved from photobucket and I think the rest are updated. I hope I haven't missed anyone. If I have, I apologize.

Yea, I already see things I want to change but I think I will leave it until I get more done or if it bothers me too much. Whichever comes first. LOL

Well, I do hope you like the direction the blog goes. I know not everyone will love what I will post but you never know when something may suddenly seem interesting. Here's hoping!

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59 comments:

  1. Wow you are awesome :D

    Hmm, I wonder where I have my button, gosh, have been so long

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    1. Aw thanks!

      Well, wherever the button is, it still works! :)

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  2. Love the changes, it's beautiful

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  3. love the new buttons/ logo. don't forget to copyright it =x I think it looks great

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    1. Aw thanks! I've claimed it on my about page, have either distinct or hidden ©️ images, and have it linked from a site that helps me claim the ©️. All I can do.

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  4. Oh wow. I'm loving your new graphics Melissa!

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  5. Very nice! And it always helps me with blogging slumps to tap into the creative side and redesign a bit.

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  6. I think it's great to update your blog sometimes - your life and interests change, so why not? Love the designs - especially the arts and crafts one!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  7. I like the changes you've made so far.

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  8. I absolutely love the changes and I updated your button on my blogs to stalk page :)

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  9. I like the new look! Very nice.

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  10. Super cute, Melissa! I'm in love with the Arts & Crafts button. The colors = <3

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  11. Loving the changes, anything with animals and books you can never go wrong! xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  12. Ugh, Photobucket! But because of them I completely re-vamped my site. Love your new drawings - you are really talented!
    Jen Ryland

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    1. Thanks! I was lucky that I didn't have too much on photobucket and had only recently started using them.

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  13. Loving the new look, Melissa! So impressed that you're creating these headers yourself!

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  14. Cool new graphics. Not a bad job at all! Looks completely professionally done. Nice job!
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

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  15. Loving the job you've done. I so admire how professional it does all looks, that you aren't reliant on bog-standard graphics.

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  16. I think the changes are cute. I know I have a lot to update on my blog, mainly review pages with updated links. I just don't have the time and when I do, it's the last thing that I want to do. LOL

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    1. Yea, I started a review page but decided they could just search which would be easier. I have too many reviews to keep me sane when trying to do that. LOL

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  17. That's so great that you're changing up your blog on your own! The new designs are very pretty!!

    Happy Reading,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  18. Looking good! I really love the arts and crafts one. I don't know what photobucket is? Or what button?

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    1. Thanks! Photobucket is a photo sharing place that had encouraged blogs to use them in that way before they changed their policies and decided to charge their way out of personal blogger's lives. :) Buttons are just a small advert like icon that leads people to your blog. :)

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  19. SO pretty! I love the new look. I hope you enjoy it. I need to update my blog, but I have to pay someone b/c I can't do it.

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    1. Thanks! I bet you could do it if you are cheap like me. LOL

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  20. oh I love this, super cute :D I love that you used a dog on your logo, makes it true to you

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  21. Oh I do love these new graphics! And it's so cool that you made these yourself too :)

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  22. THey are looking great Melissa!

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  23. Love the changes...and of course pup needed to be included!

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    1. Yep. I'll have too figure out how to add monster dog. LOL

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  24. Oh I love the new blog header. And the post header. Nice! :D

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  25. I can't believe you designed the new graphics! They're lovely!

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