We the People
Well, I think I updated my blog so it has a different look. Hopefully it will! I had a difficult time changing from the old...but perseverance usually wins out.
I am posting this design called "We the People" and thought I would use it on todays blog because tomorrow is Flag Day. We have our flag on a big flag pole and it waves in the winds of the Pacific Northwest almost every day. We do take it down in the winter because of the high winds we have here and it destroys a flag very quickly.
I have put a few patriotic Personas and wallpapers on line in the last week for the 4th of July celebration coming up. If you are an American, I hope you will look them up. This one means a lot to me since the first graphic on the far right is of an American soldier or Marine with his head down in front of the flag. I can't imagine what he is thinking about. Probably buddies that have been killed or maimed while they protect our rights and liberties. I wish the world was different so these young boys and men didn't have to leave their families to protect our freedoms. But it seems like people can't get along. Even in the US people disagree and always think the other side is wrong. I know I do most of the time!
Flag Day has another meaning to me, too. Our last and favorite pet was born on Flag Day many years ago. Isn't it silly to remember something like that, but I dearly loved him and losing him hurt me very badly. I can not, nor will not have another pet because I can't take the loss.
I don't like losing things and people I love. They can't be replaced. I often wonder how a woman that loses her husband could ever love another man and re-marry. I don't think I could or would. My gosh, if I can't replace a dog, how on earth could I replace a husband? To be honest, I don't think I would want to live if I lost my husband. I get very sad even thinking of the possibility. Luckily he is very healthy and hopefully stays that way.
I can not believe what happens when I start writing in this blog! I end up and instead of writing about what I think I will when I begin, I end up being too personal. I didn't want my blog to be that way, but I guess since it is my blog, I can blog what I want. That is one of our freedoms! Right?
I got a message from an artist the other day, Sue Miller. I had used a graphic of hers that I had had for years so had no idea where it came from. We ended up emailing back and forth several times. I added her name and website to the specific design because I didn't want to take the credit for something she had done. She has granted me permission to use any of her art work and so I have used a couple. Her web site is www.suemillerart.com, so check it out some time. The two designs of hers I have worked on to make them into Personas are called, Snow Queen and Flo Sparkles.
Putting a design on is so funny. Sometimes I make one that I am so pleased with and just know it will become popular, doesn't. And another one that I wouldn't personally use is well received. It is hard to know what people like, actually.
Butterfly Lights is absolutely gorgeous and I am using it. I made a wallpaper to match it and it is on line also. The link to the wallpaper can be found under details at the Persona site. But the Persona isn't catching on! So I do wonder if I really know people. Not so much, I guess. But maybe Butterfly Lights will catch on in the future. I submitted an iGoogle theme to match but it isn't on line yet, but they take awhile so think it will be added at some point.
I am going to close for now. I hope you like the new design for the blog. And hopefully I won't have such a hard time re-doing it next time.
Have a great week and enjoy summer.