December 16, 2012

2012 Blog Banners

It’s a curse and a blessing….This visual boredom I get.  I know a lot of you probably read this blog thru your readers so you’re more interested in the content.  But not I… I like to hit the page directly, see everything, on everyone else’s blog, too.  The first thing I notice is the header. 

For two years I’ve been updating my blog banner’s monthly. It’s an easy way for me to stay tuned in with my photoshop software and a welcome break from drawing. It helps me to get over the hump of a difficult sketch and will inspire me if I’m in a rut.

Here are my twelve 2012 banners used on this site.


JANUARY- limited the banner to 6 pictures.


FEBRUARY- quite simple…used the ROYGBIV theme, first pic red, then orange…


MARCH- not my favorite…the black/white stripe is too strong.


APRIL- more my style….light and fun.


MAY- “d” is for draw, doodle….this turned out better than expected.


JUNE- “j” is for june.  This is kinda boring.


JULY- Not much art here…but it’s interesting.


AUGUST- much better use of black.  One of my favorites.


SEPTEMBER- a little too busy.


OCTOBER- very simple….and one of my favs.


NOVEMBER- different format.


DECEMBER- lots of Christmas going on.

Again, I wish these banners remained “static”. Meaning that they stay with the posts at the time the posts were uploaded.  But such is not the case.  And I’m probably the only one that cares. Possibly there will be an app in the future that will enable me to do that.  But for now…this is as good as it gets. 

Am I the only one that notices blog banners or even cares?  Haha


Dawn said...

i dont read blogs through readers either. i want to see the whole thing! i also have thought that it would be nice if they stayed static too.

jinxxxygirl said...

Whatever my current finished piece is i use that as my header. Sometimes its the same for only a week and others a few months....Love all your headers!
Hugs! deb

Eden said...

Haha! Thanks guys glad I'm not the only one who feels this way and is interested in the "whole set up".

Anonymous said...

Your banner is what kept me looking at your page. I saw the right brain drawing on Pinterest & wanted to know more.

I love your banners and I want to learn how to do banners on my blog. I didn't know I needed photoshop. Sigh..I've used it.

Keep the banners coming. They make me smile every time I visit!!!

Eden said...

@Boo- glad you're here and yeah for pinterest :D.....Blog Banners aren't hard. Photoshop can get overwhelming. Try youtube-ing a tutorial about "creating blog banners in photoshop....version whatever". That may help. Good luck and thanks for your kind comments :D

EVA said...

I am so with you! I change my banners and then when I look at the old post with the new banner it seems so wrong, often because the banners represent the season which affects the post...

Eden said...

@Eva- you are so right! Just doesn't look right when the banner doesn't fit with the time :D

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