Monday, June 30, 2008

Header Headache and carpal tunnel

Way too much time has been spent on the computer lately. Who knew I would obsess over a header for my website? Especially considering that I don't even have a header on this blog!!! Sheesh. I have been making myself crazy, trying to design a header I like. I have so far designed about 5 of them.

I guess I need some input. I will post a couple of my favorites here, and maybe you all could vote for one you like the best? Maybe that would help me. Even if you don't like any of the ones I have designed, maybe you can tell me what I could do to improve on an idea I have. I would really appreciate some help, because I am at the point where I have been looking at it too long now.

The website itself is also taking forever. I know I can always update and add more things, but somehow I want it to be perfect right to start! I should know better, having been an artist for so long. Aren't I funny? Well, I hope to get it live soon. Just a few more tweaks. I need to stop obsessing and get on with it, already.

Here are a few of the headers I've come up with (please keep in mind that I am NOT a graphic designer!):

I think the paintbrush is "cute", but maybe it isn't professional looking enough? I created it in Photoshop, so I suppose I am a little too attached to it now.


High Desert Diva said...

I like the second one because it shows some of your artwork.

Anke said...

Hey, that sounds like red eyes, sitting in front of th PC for some time.....concerning the headers I think the second one looks really professional ( as far I can judge as a non-graphic designer). I really like it and it makes me curios what else is there to see. Hope you find the perfect one soon. Smiles, Anke ;)

Melissa & Emmitt said...

hi karine!
i like the second one too. i love the artwork you chose.
:) melissa

Lyn Bishop said...

For sure the second one! It's really great to see your artwork in the header. Good luck with the web update.

lee said...

Love the second one..I am sure whatever you have designed will be perfect, just like your art....

Abby Creek Art said...

Miss Karine! I've missed you and your blog...glad to be back!

I prefer the second one because it shows your beautiful work.

And I know what you mean about the obsessing thing. Ditto baby.

Hope your mom is doing well. xox

High Desert Diva said...

Had an idea re: the font for your header.
This website makes fonts based on your own handwriting:
Might be cool (and incorporate the brush look) to have your own signature (as it appears on your paintings) on the header.

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Hi Karine,
Your second header is wonderful! So colorful and says so much about what you do. Sure you're not a grapic designer?