Of Rats and Jen (Inactive)

Tales of a Perpetual
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Hard At Work…

Filed under: Blog Admin,Folkcat's Fotos — folkcat at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

…but little I can show you yet. I’ve been busy working on the new review blog, Shopping Jen. It takes a long time sifting through blog templates! There are hundreds to choose from, but not all have good “bones” – meaning I like the layout and functionality and can easily change the graphics and colors to suit me.

Then, once you’ve got some candidates, you have to figure out banner graphics. I seem to have settled on this:

Shopping Jen Banner

That’s cropped from a photo I took in a shopping mall in the Syracuse area. You can’t really see the stores, but it evokes the ambience of a mall, the ultimate mecca of shopping. And it doesn’t hurt that the colors in the photo are really pleasant, and will make a good color scheme for the blog.

So, yes, I’ve been hard at work, but enough of it’s been for the new blog that I really don’t have noteworthy crafting progress to share. Tonight is craft circle, though, so keep your fingers crossed! I might just make it to the heel of my current sock!


Comment by Christine

August 28, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

Good photo choice. It definitely says “mall,” but it’s not busy and distracting. And it’s much cooler to use a photo you took yourself than to have just found one.

Comment by Valerie in San Diego

August 29, 2007 @ 1:10 am

I love the photo. It really looks like art… should be great for the site.

Comment by Kathleen

September 8, 2008 @ 10:21 pm


I was browsing for a good banner, hopefully for my new writing blog. I saw the picture above, and fell in love with it.

I am not sure if I will use it or not, but I like what I see in my own personal and private ‘trials’.
Can I use this picture? Like I said, I don’t know if I will ever use it or not, but may I have your permission with full credit?


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