Friday, March 26, 2010

Medieval Woman!

O.K., I wanted to make my own background image for this blog. My web and HTML skills are sadly out of date (if we're talking 1997, I can make you a killer web site), so this felt like a big challenge to me. I'm not versed at all in cascading style sheets or any of that blather. And the first site's directions that I tried to follow didn't work. However, I finally remembered how to do layers in Adobe Photoshop elements, found another page which told me how to load the darned image into Blogger, and I *think* I'm satisfied with the results. But what do you think?

If I've actually figured this out, I may have unleashed a monster. Because you know I'm going to want to do an Elvis-themed one, or a Twilight-themed one, etc., etc. Wish I were smart enough to figure out how to make the template stay fixed on the screen and have the words just move up and down (how's that for a technical explanation), but for now, at least I know how to do my own pictures.

And for those of you wondering at the pictures I chose? Well, in my previous life I was a doctoral student in medieval history, and I still love medieval illuminations. I also love books. So you've got a woman reading, books, a woman writing, and more books. That's how I like to think of my life!

Oops. I think both women are writing. No problem! The more scribbling, the merrier!


  1. I love the illustrations, and I KNOW that--give you just a little time--you'll be back to your 1997 web-page glory. You're just that kinda gal.