Thursday, January 24, 2013

New layout

Mr. Peacock post card: ink & watercolor 

As you may have noticed, I rearranged the blog's layout. I wanted it to look cleaner, more minimalistic, which I believe is the path I am starting to follow. The path of simplicity. 

The blog now has a links tab on top where, if you want, you can find more about this blog and blogger who comes here to share art and philosophical musings. Or your can just enjoy the view. 

“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.” 
― Albert Einstein

32 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

I am glad to see the butterfly at the top, don't take that away! Very clean look, simple and a good showplace for your colorful paintings! Those peacock colors are fab!

Jenny said...

Nice clean blog look Ana... love Mr Peacock... and the Einstein quote...

Jenny ♥

Nadia said...

Love love love the peacock! But I liked your old layout too! It was so personal and clean. And I have a language question...is it colour or color?? I always use colour..is that UK English? xoxo

Riot Kitty said...

You succeeded!

My Little Corner said...

Looks lovely. It's nice to rearrange your blog, isn't it? Sometimes I do mine monthly....

Cristiane Marino said...

Hi Ana!

It looks nice and clean, but the butterfly could be a little bit bigger. I love to see that butterfly on the top of your blog.
The peacock is lovely.
Kisses

Cristiane Marino said...

Ah!
I really liked the Einstein's quote.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I love the clean, simple style of your blog Ana, it's perfect!

Beautiful peacock as well.

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog; I would have loved to see you with pink hair!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Sleek, clean look, Ana. I like it! Glad to see that butterfly up on top.

Annette said...

Love it all my dear, I reaarange every once in a while and surprises me what comes of it. funny how that just take their own voice isn't it. Well done.xo

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Ana. Wow, your blog does look very clean. I've wanted to take everything out of my blog too but I feel like I'm losing something if I do that. Some day I'll try to do that. Beautiful peacock. My husband brought one home from the feed store a few years back. It's a beautiful creature but I could not put up with the way they scream. It really bugged me. tee hee. Great interpretation. You are for sure a "bird" girl.:) Have a great rest of the week. Nice look.

Sherri B. said...

I love your new look - it's lovely!

Rick Watson said...

I've been eying those templates for a while. Your's looks so clean and simple now.
The peacock is beautiful. My wife Jilda does watercolors. She does our Christmas cards each year.
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Jho R said...

nice art piece :) you are talented.

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like simplicity and minimalism -- a very Japanese aesthetic.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Beautiful peacock, beautifully done.

foxysue said...

Over the years I have changed my layout a number of times gradually decreasing the fuss. My background to some extent has been with publishing so graphics are always my thing! I decided in the end that I wanted what I was saying/displaying to be prime and yes, I do like clean minimalism. Going to be changing soon, I want some categories of special interest (Mental Health / Yoga to be featured so I'm working on this but very slowly! Hugs x

Lorraine said...

Simplicity is always best and your drawing is full of hope and beauty

Arkansas Patti said...

I prefer simplicity in blog layouts. Sometimes, the really lovely backgrounds of some blogs detract from the content.
Your art work deserves the spotlight without distraction.

Kyra said...

Hey, we're both working on peacocks! :)

BamaTrav said...

I did the same to my blog. xo

Bobbi Arbore said...

I love this new layout. I often thought about going for a more minimalistic look on my blog, but I guess it isn't me. I'm messy...

Ileana said...

I've always believed less is more. I had a busy blog with a dark background (once upon a time) and it just didn't work for me. Life can get cluttered enough, I want to choose clean and simple when I have a choice...although the content can be rich and colorful. I'm all for that.

CraveCute said...

The simplicity shows off your gorgeous art even more! Love it!

Hanna Scott said...

Lovely changes to the layout, it's like a breath of fresh air! Hope all is well XO

Hanna [excelsior lady]

gigihawaii said...

Beautiful format, Ana!

sophie...^5 said...

There is something to be said for "plain and simple and to the point"...perfect!

Kristin said...

Looks nice! (And I LOVE butterflies).

I'm obsessed with constantly changing all my blog layout. It's turned into some serious OCD, although I'm going to try to do a lot less of that with this new blog.

Kristin

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful painting...I love all of your birds! Happy weekend, sweet friend! I'm glad we live in Florida!

AntiquityTravelers said...

I love the simplicity and clean look ... and LOVE the peacock

Shaharoh said...

Cute! I totally love this direction and want mine to be more minimalistic as well. Just need to find the time to sit there and do it. Reminds me of one of my favorite blogs - Zen Habits. xoxo Introvert!

Shahrul Niza said...

You really inspire me with all your painting!!!!. I'm going to try draw a peacock now :). So lovely colorful!