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  • A Prairie View : Blog Design

    February
    17
    2006

    Finished up another design lastnight (and this morning), this one is for Carolyn over at A Prairie View. She’s got a few themes to choose from, so if you get there and would like to use this one as the default, select the theme titled “EW A Prairie View”.

    Another cute blog, to match another cute blogger! Go say hello, if you haven’t already met Carolyn you’re missing out, she couldn’t be sweeter!

    If you would like to inquire about a custom illustration, blog or website design, please place your inquiry/order through E.Webscapes. Thank you!

    Girl Next Door : Blog Design

    February
    16
    2006

    Nicole over at Just The Girl Next Door ordered up a design for the main entrance to her domain to go with her blog. She wanted it to tie together, and she thought it would be really cool to use all or part of the illustration I did for her blog on the new portal to her website. Well, I did it! It took some time and finagling but it’s up, running, and cute as heck if you ask me!

    Go on over to Nicole’s place and take a peek!

    If you would like to inquire about a custom illustration, blog or website design, please place your inquiry/order through E.Webscapes. Thank you!

    Whiskey Talking : Blog Design

    January
    27
    2006

    I just completed a design for Whiskey Talking that he won in EWebscapes New Year Blog Design Giveaway!

    I had so much fun conjuring up his design. The challenge was that he’s a man. A funny, irish man to boot. He even writes well, and he’s just downright cool to know. I think his new skin really matches his personality, so go on over and have a read, tell me I’m right! Better yet, tell HIM!

    If you would like to inquire about a custom illustration, blog or website design, please place your inquiry/order through E.Webscapes. Thank you!

    Reading Red Letters : Blog Design

    January
    21
    2006

    And we’re off!

    My first official E.Webscapes blog design is in the portfolio! See?

    Here’s a direct screenshot of Reading Red Letters:

    I had a lot of fun turning my vision into graphics – and my graphics into a blog! I’m also pretty excited to have it as my first design in my EW Portfolio, as well. Go on & check it out!

    Also, FYI, any blog design inquiries and/or orders should go through E.Webscapes. Thanks!!

    If you would like to inquire about a custom illustration, blog or website design, please place your inquiry/order through E.Webscapes. Thank you!

    “You’re Hired!”

    January
    3
    2006

    Were the words she said to me today. YEAHHH!!

    You’re looking at the blog of the newest designer on staff for E.Webscapes, the most awesomest blog and website design service joint on the web!

    Dang. I’m so excited. What a New Year so far, eh? Okay I’ll blog it in the TT Thursday, but you can go see the announcement now, too!!

    … Leanne will remain our staff illustrator here at E.Webscapes – but as of today, her responsibilities and talents in her bag-o-tricks have increased! Through several months of working, learning and banging around inside the inner-workings of WordPress and CSS – Leanne was determined to learn how to use her creative skills to design blogs, as well. As an artist, the creative part is like second skin to her – – the technical, back-end work was a bit of a challenge. However, not SO much of a challenge that she couldn’t tackle it – because she has. As a result, we’ve hired her on as a designer for E.Webscapes, as well as an artist. Talk about crazy skills, man! …read it all here!

    To Design, or Not To Design?

    November
    30
    2005

    For about 4 years now, I’ve been learning the in’s and out’s of HTML, tables, and graphic design. My own gallery has gone through a minimum of one revamp a year, sometimes two, and I am always changing things around in it. Same with my blog. Since I moved from Livejournal to Blogger to WordPress on my own domain, I’ve been teaching myself CSS. I’ve never been confident enough in CSS to do anything spectacular from scratch, so I learn here and there and use online tutorials as much as I can.

    I know my limits.

    When I met Lisa, who runs EWebscapes, I was looking for someone to revamp my blog for me after spending hours of frustration elbow deep in code that would not listen to me. I knew I could handle the graphics, I knew exactly where I wanted everything to be, I could just not get it to go there. Thankfully, CSS code is her second language. And through Lisa, I’ve learned a ton. I’ve offered to design for her from day one, if she could hold my hand and teach me as I go, which is an impossibility – she is just too busy to teach. From day one though, she’s said that if I got a few (like a dozen or something, ouch) great designs under my belt that showed my flexibility and creativity, she would consider bringing me on board as a designer for EW. Right now, I do illustrate for her clients, but I don’t code the design.

    Obviously I’ve not met those conditions, because, well, I’m a painter by trade. And I should be in my studio right now, but I’m here. Coding. And I’m having fun. A few more designs, I keep telling myself, and I will be adding “blog designer” and “graphic artist” to my dossier.

    So, ya need a new WordPress blog design? :wink:

    Preppy Cafe Illustrations

    October
    27
    2005

    Custom Blog Illustrations : Preppy Cafe

    Top Illustration:
    Cafe’ with Custom Dog Illustrations of two English Springer Spaniels
    View Primary Blog Illustration
    (Layout and Design by EWebscapes)

    Bottom Illustration:
    Custom Portrait of Elizabeth (blog owner) carrying a shopping bag, with one of her two English Springer Spaniels on a leash
    View Secondary Blog Illustration
    (Layout and Design by EWebscapes)

    Custom Illustration

    September
    30
    2005

    This fun little girlie-girl sitting atop Twenty-Nothing’s brand new design is my latest completed project, and between Lisa’s brain-full-o-code and my illustrating endeavors, I think it all turned out pretty dang cool! Go on over and say “hey” to Debbie, and let her know how you like her new look.

    The Girl Next Door

    July
    31
    2005

    Not too long ago, Nicole over at The Girl Next Door ordered up some custom blog artwork from E.Webscapes. Well since I’m the resident artist for ’em, I got to work on sketching out her request! She chose a book cover that she really loved and wanted me to do something like it.

    After a long while of you thinking I was over here twiddling my thumbs every day and not being creative at all, I finished her artwork and turned it over to Lisa (EW Bosswoman) and she whipped up this sweet three-column design to match! See? Even when it doesn’t look like I’m painting, I really am! (I just wait for the design to go live before I show ya!)

    So do me a favor, click, and go visit Nicole and let her know how you like her new digs! She’s excited, I’m excited, it’s all good!

    If you’d like to see my other design (I’m new to EW, so I’ve just got two under my belt so far), click on the “E.Webscapes” category and you’ll see the screen shot to my last one. And if you want one? You gotta order it through EW, she’s the boss’a me on these!

    :mrgreen:

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