Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My eyes are about to pop out

I have been thinking about Halloween/Samhain alot lately.I want to get started as soon as possible.Halloween has a bit of a special meaning to me and I might share that on another post.Also my friend got married on Halloween which is beyond kickass.Well tonight I was in the spirit and I erroneously thought to myself 'Hey I think I will see if I can make up a blog background/header, it shouldn't take too long'
ummm I have been at it for hours! The program I use for digital editing is free so its a bit limited.I try to stretch its possibilities as far as I can, but to do the simplest things it takes so much time.I tried Photoshop once and I couldn't figure it out.I think that I will have to unlearn everything I already know about my program and then try to relearn photoshop.I just don't have it in me to do that so I use what I'm familiar with.
So anyway... here I was, it was about 1am, I just got done watching a old episode of American Gladiator ( You have no idea how ashamed I am to admit that) and I thought to myself that it was chilly tonight and it reminded me of fall and then I got Halloween on the brain.So I decided to mess around with a Halloween idea for this here blog.
Now my eyes are rebelling, my back hates me and I feel like a loser for not being able to quite pull off what I wanted to.So Lucky for you all I thought I would come on here and whine about it lol All I know is I could totally use one (or 3) of those candy corn cocktails Mrs.B was talking about.
I will probably end up switching my layout tomorrow sometime.I hate that I put this much time into it so I have to use it.I'm so scared it wont work and I did all that for nothing.

Maybe it wont look so gloomy in the morning, right?? :)


Rayden Darklighter said...

I can't wait to see what it'll look like!

Don't sweat it, I'm sure it will be less gloomy in the morning, and you'll love the results!

D.Suplicki said...

Creating backgrounds is one of the most time consuming things I've tried to do to! I've spent many a night hunched over in front of my computer clicking and cursing and finally giving up only to realise the sun's about to come up and I have to be at work in 3 hours. Ugh.

I can't wait to see what you came up with tho! I've been getting into the Halloween sprit too - I've picked up magazines, am hitting up blogs and drafting patterns for decorations. ;)

mrsb said...

I, too, have watched American Gladiator. I'm going with "I watch it for the eye candy".

I started out editing pictures on an old version of "Picture It" (I mean OLD!). It was so painful to learn something new when we switched to a Mac. I'm not really tech savvy, so everything is "learn by screwing it up and doing it 75,000 times".

Can't wait to see what you come up with, though!

Crazy Squirrel Lady said...

Thanks so much you guys for the support.
Sadly though it still looks gloomy, and not in the good way lol Im off to the drawing board again....

Does anyone have any tips on getting their creative juices flowing? I could really use it!

Bridgett said...

I completely understand. Computer savvy, I am not.

That's why I'm so glad I have friends who love HTML and making graphics. LOL