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Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Blog Design and Blog Button

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  Today I am very excited to share with you my new blog design done by the fabulous Karen Valentine.  I wanted a new and different look for my blog and asked Karen to use my art  to design the new banner and a blog button. I sent her lots of photos of my paintings - told her a little bit about myself, my art, and my blog and asked her to surprise me with something different.

Some of the things I love and shared with Karen about myself and that end up in my paintings:

Cottage Garden
Vintage blue bicycle
Blue Skies
Blue Ocean
Blue and white tea set
Garden Hats
White Wicker
Blue and White China

In just a few hours Karen e-mailed me my new blog banner - she managed to combine items from my paintings on the blog banner and create a blog button for me with all things I love. I was blown away with how accurately she captured me.  Thank you Karen for the beautiful new design.  I love - love -love it.

Here are the paintings that she used:

This is the painting that Karen used to create my  blog button.  Please feel free to grab the button off my blog  if you want to use it.

Karen even created something special for my Studio Assistant, Bentley.

Karen Valentine is also the creator of the popular and fun blog party Where Bloggers Create at My Desert Cottage  I will be back on July l4th to share with you my studio and participate in the blog party.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog.  Thank you for your e-mails about how hard it is to leave comments with the new word verification. I turned off the word verification to make it easier to leave comments.  Have a lovely week.  Blessing, Erin

My art is protected by US and International copyright laws and I ask that you kindly not use it in any way without my permission.  Thank you.  Erin

                                                 "The Lord is my strength."  Psalm 28:7


Mary said...

Erin, it all looks fabulous - what a delightful, colorful layout - your paintings are so beautiful.

Hope you and Bentley enjoyed the 4th - we roasted in the heat and then were inundated with a storm of huge proportions - but we so needed the rain!!!

Happy day dear.

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Erin! Your new blog design is beautiful. It is the perfect way to show off your lovely paintings. I just love it!!

Big Hugs to you and your Bentley,
Susan and Bentley

Junebug said...

I sure see some very talented ladies here! Karen's new blog header creation and of course all your lovely paintings! Wonderful!!!

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Erin -- your new look is gorgeous!! It is so YOU!!!! Now you know why we all love Karen so much -- she is a bloggers BEST FRIEND!! She did such a wonderful job creating the banner for you and now you will most surely be the belle of the ball at the Where Bloggers Create party --- and I cant wait to see your studio -- I'll be there too!!


Karen Valentine said...

HI Erin!! Thank you so much for that sweet shout out!!! I am so happy that you love your new design. It is one of the reasons that I love what I do, and you were a great client!! See in a couple of weeks at the party!!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH, Karen is so talented and this blog header is gorgeous!!! Your art is so beautiful and it is a fabulous combo!!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Erin you new look is wonderful! Karen did a fabulous job for you.

Sparkly Heart Studio said...

Love your work! beautiful blog!

Phyllis said...

Hi Erin! Your new blog layout is so pretty. I especially like the little button painting of Bentley. :)

Ruth Welter said...

Erin, your new blog is really stunning...Karen did a fabulous job. Enjoy it, it is a lovely showcase for your beautiful work.

Happy belated 4th, hope you had a lovely holiday.


Betty said...

I just grabbed your button to put on my new blog.