Saturday, October 22, 2011

I couldn't stop

In case you haven’t noticed (Google readers, I’m talking to you), I’m in the process of revamping the blog. It all started because I wanted some tabs along the top, and then once I got going I couldn’t stop. I went to over to my brother’s house for a crash course in computer junk (I’m so illiterate it’s not even funny) (except it is funny—my brother is forever laugh-snorting at all the obvious stuff I don’t know), and then I went home and stayed up too late doing formatting type things. I dreamed in (or about—not sure what’s the difference) HTML format and woke up exhausted. And eager to get going again.

Except I got waylaid by my header, partly because I lost the picture and couldn’t find it anywhere, and partly because I was ready for a change. I played around with sunsets and blue skies and it was all just so-so. On a whim, I jotted down my blog title and quote, snapped a picture, and suddenly I was off and running. The kids helped hold mirrors and white papers to reflect the light, fetch rosemary and sprinkle cocoa, and peppered me with advice and opinions. We never did get around to math or piano that morning.

Now I’m spending lots of brain time thinking up little new headers. I might get inspired to break out the paint, or maybe even do paper cutouts or make “Mama’s Minutia” out of bread crusts.

I will be the next Carl Warner. Watch out.

This same time, years previous: a moment of silence, classic cheesecake, love, the Tooth Fairy, boy in a blue dress


  1. I love your new header and I had fun stopping by the link to Carl Warner's art. So cool! I will have to show my kids!

    Judi :)

  2. I really like what you've been doing. Anything "computer" still makes me want to run the other way. Good thing I have my daughter to rely on.

  3. I LOVE your new header!! It's perfect...I love the photo of you setting it all up. Amazing what can be cropped out to make an amazing shot.

  4. I think my all-time favorite food art has been this blog entry by NYTimes artist Christoph Niemann:

    His other entries aren't food-related, but they are all amazingly imaginative.

  5. Katie, Yes, I've seen that post before. It's fabulous.

  6. I don't even remember what you had up there before... But I LOVE this WAY better.