I had had my old watercolour header on the site for years and definitely felt like it had served it’s purpose, but the blog just felt as though it needed a bit of refresh so I began sketching out a new header. The new layout was inspired by a recent trip to Hawaii where I came across so many beautiful, intricate fabric designs and flowers. My aim was to capture some of that vibrancy and implement a tropical palette into the new design. I used gouache to block some of those solid, chalky colours in, this type of paint works great for layering but it dries really fast! I also felt that it’s a bit less forgiving on the paint brushes compared to watercolour but I am still trying to perfect my ratios at the moment. The css still needs a bit of tweaking I feel, but on the whole I’m happy. And now I’ve got it live, it makes me even more excited to post new things.
Like so many other people I feel like I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging recently, but I’ve left it just the right amount of time for everything to feel new and exciting again – just like how it was in the beginning.
A lot has definitely changed since last year, including a change in career. I’m now in a much more creative job – which I love! So what this means is I’ll now have so many exciting little projects to share with you all!
I hope you’ve all been keeping well and have not forgotten me! 🙂