It is a woman’s natural instinct to want to dress things up to make them look pretty. I had finally gotten my web design to look exactly how I wanted but it was missing la pièce de résistance: a customized header. Whenever I start a decorating project–whether it is for my room, classroom, or websites–I want the final product to represent my personality and to be true to my blog’s aesthetic. I like my decorating to have a purpose and to relate a message which is why I decided to invest in a custom header.
I had the privilege and honour of working with one of my favourite illustrators, the supremely talented Emma Block. Emma’s artistic style was a perfect match because she has a flair of vintage flavour that is equal parts whimsical and sophisticated. When she agreed to design headers for two of my blogs, I heaved a huge sigh or relief and couldn’t wait to see the end result.
The small insight that I was given in to the design process was truly fascinating. Emma took my rambling vision and transformed it in to a sketch draft that was better than I could ever imagine.
I made a special request that Emma include specific titles and authors to the spines of the books. The books and authors I selected were pivotal in my growth as a person and as a reader; each is eternally tied to cherished memories: Charlotte’s Web, Pride and Prejudice, Laura Ingalls Wilder, CS Lewis, Emma, Les Misérables, Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Bible. I love that in the final rendition Emma placed the Bible closest to me.
After I gave my stamp of approval on the sketches, Emma made a coloured rendering and voila! A customized header. If you are the market for a new header, then I high recommend you checkout Emma’s work. It was pure joy working with her and I appreciated how she kept me involved every step of the way.
Emma also designed the perfect header for my personal blog posts, Reveries and Soliloquies.