28 October 2010

A Breath of Fresh Air

Notice anything? I sincerely hope so... this is the biggest change in HorseFeathers I've ever had the guts to do. I mean, look around... no fancy post title font, no background, that slim little grey line around my posts.

It's meant to be November-ish. I know it's a little early, but NaNoWriMo will be starting soon and I fear I won't have time... so I think a few days before is fine, don't you? Don't worry, the winter look will be installed in time... just not as soon as I had planned.

You see, yesterday during science class I had this vision... luckily we were using computers, so I took my laptop and laid it out in Photoshop. When I got home, I started designing. It was finished and sent out to a few people to be approved within a few hours, and I was bubbling over with excitement.

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
- Elizabeth Coatsworth
There is music in the meadows, in the air --
Autumn is here;
Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow,
Leaves are crimson, brown, and yellow;
Pines are soughing, birches stir,
And the Gipsy trail is fresh beneath the fir.
- William Stanley Braithwaite
I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.
- Lin Yutang
I think these quotes definitely embody November. It's a quiet month, with a few bright spots of color still hanging on until the snow comes. The sky is often solid grey or white, in start contrast with the pops of color from the dying leaves on skeleton trees. But it makes me happy, despite the chilly nights.

This color scheme, incidentally, is one of my favorites. My room is decorated as such.

So! What do you think? It's definitely a new direction for HorseFeathers... but I think I like it.


  1. I love love love love it! It's definitely much different than anything else you've had - much cleaner and a bit more girly, with all the pink. But I adore it. I wish I could design blogs the way you can! ;)

  2. Looks incredible!! And it seems like something you would do... keeping it simple, sophisticated, and eye-catching. Fantastic work!

  3. I LOVE IT! *shrieks* So glad you put this up now so we could all enjoy it longer :)

  4. Oh, it's so pretty! I definitely love it. :)

  5. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! LOVE IT!

  6. Incredible!! *eeek!!* great job!

  7. YOU know I love it! Told you so already, but have to say it again...it's gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE it. :)

  8. I love it! Its November-ish, light and happy and like carlotta said, a bit more girly. I love it!

  9. Wow! I love it- very sophicticated.

  10. I love the new design a lot!! Very pink and girly. The quotes are good too.

  11. Soo pretty! You did a great job! :)

  12. I love the design! I liked the other colors more, but this is still awesome! You design very well. :D

  13. I love the new look! It's amazing, and it does fit November. :)

  14. It is very beautiful, Olive tree. :) It has a heavenly sort of feel to it.


  15. This is amazing, Olive Tree!!! I was, well, pretty much shocked by the difference when I saw it but I must say it's my favorite look of yours yet. Like others have said, I love the girli-ness of it:). Will you be keeping this for a while? I hope so. :)

  16. Beautiful, as always, Olive Tree.

  17. It's GORGEOUS!! I love the simplicity look of it...awesome job :D

  18. I really like the new look! Very nice!


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