30 June 2010

Fresh new Lather. Write. Repeat.

I am so excited to welcome you to my new blog design!  I thought I would fill you in on some of the background behind how it came to be...

Working in marketing and advertising for an agency, it's been a really unique process to be 'The Client'.  I'm so lucky to be working with a designer that I know well, and whose designs and personal aesthetic I truly admire (thanks B!).  I'm dying for her to get her own website so I can promote her like crazy to all of you.  I also can't wait until she starts letterpressing her own paper products so I can buy them all!

One of the really important steps in coming up with my new design was thinking about what I wanted to say - visually.  A blog is unique because it really is a representation of who you are, so in turn, the blog design is really a representation of me.  B asked me lots of questions that forced me to think about what Lather. Write. Repeat. is all about.  To me, it means approaching each day with a fresh new perspective, approaching each day open to creative possibilities and approaching each day writing from the heart.  It also means you'll do it all over again tomorrow, so take what you will, learn what you can and always go easy on yourself.  I hope you see the design and feel like you know me a little bit better.

Thank you for all your feedback on my secondary copy line!  I appreciated all your votes.  To be honest, I didn't expect such a split in the preferences, which made me even more confused!  I was also just getting started on Lather Creations as the time, so I decided to go with a very simple 'A Creative Blog'.  I think it sums everything up, from the personal to the DIY to showcasing pretty things I love.  So thanks again!

I started this blog on March 29th after seeing an inspiring presentation on the importance of social media.  It's been a daily creative challenge that has been both exciting and frustrating, but always fulfilling.  Now, through my blogging, I've started to move forward with my dreams of owning my own side business 'upcycling' old furniture - Lather Creations.  Without the creative outlet and blog audience, I don't think I would have taken these chances.

Today is a big milestone for me and I'm  overjoyed to have you here.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading and I hope you continue to do so!

XO
Lenore

14 comments:

  1. Nice new look Lenore!

    Good choice on "A Creative Blog"

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  2. Congrats on the new look. It's beautiful! The header design is so calming... It's so fascinating to see how far we come with our blogs in such little time. Way to go!

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  3. Loves it, congrats and looking forward to what is yet to come. xoNat

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  4. Hi, I just found your blog, and I love your design!! It's classic and simple, which I love about blog layouts. xoxo

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  5. The new look is great - congratulations! Best wishes on the new venture!

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  6. Congrats to you - I love the new design!

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  7. The new look is just beautiful!

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  8. i'm SO happy for you, sweetie! it looks wonderful! i adore your header + the color scheme. "a creative blog" works perfectly.

    xo Alison

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  9. Love it Lenore....I don't remember which one I voted for...but I love it! It relaxes me just to look a the postcard in teh background...a great start to my super summer!

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  10. This was very interesting to here...glad you are in the blogosphere lady and can't wait to see all of your work :)

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  11. Wow, this looks beautiful! I love it!

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  12. You all sure know how to make a girl feel fantastic! Thanks for the kind comments and constant encouragement - after all, I did redesign it for your viewing pleasure!

    XO
    Lenore

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading all your comments! If you have a specific question, please email me at lhume1@mts.net. XO Lenore