Damn that Leigh. She’s too frickin’ talented.

I’d like to take a moment and openly confess that I am jealous of a fellow blogger’s web design skills. Specifically I’d like to whine about Leigh from the blog Thoughtprints who seems to have a totally new layout on her blog every other time I visit and I try to visit at the very least a couple of times a week if not daily.

Each design is better than the last and each one makes me go “DAMN! HOW’D SHE DO DAT!?!” Yes, I’m reduced to a Ebonics spewing babbling moron by her amazing design skills. The color schemes are always eye pleasing, the layouts are always sensible and I’m always insanely jealous at how she makes revamping her site seem no more troublesome than changing her clothes. I go back and look at some of the stuff I’ve done which I once considered to be pretty good and suddenly I’m not as happy with the work anymore. My latest design was for Life’s Reflection and features my first real attempt at a composited image for the logo at the top left which I thought turned out OK for someone with the graphic artist skills of an epileptic monkey. Dawn seems very happy with my efforts, but I can’t help but feel I should be pointing more folks to Leigh for their layouts. Particularly if they want a more feminine look to it.

Anyway, I just wanted to publicly acknowledge my awe and wonder at a fellow blogger’s wonderful layouts in the hopes that a little kissing up to her will encourage her to tutor me a little.

6 thoughts on “Damn that Leigh. She’s too frickin’ talented.

  1. Boring? Perhaps, but it’s a clean design and at least you can highlight the text on your site. I still haven’t fixed that problem here. grin

    My jealously comes from the fact that I have a need to be creative that I often have a hard time fulfilling. On bad days I can get very frustrated and it’ll affect my mood for awhile. Writing is one of the few things I’m relatively good at, but I want to be able to do more visual based stuff and graphic art stuff and web design stuff are things I’d love to be better at.

    I suppose if I just keep practicing it’ll come along slowly, but surely. Sometimes I just get a little impatient and when I see the work of folks who make it look so easy I tend to want to just give up. It’s the child in me throwing a tantrum is all.

  2. I am absolutely thrilled with my layout.  It’s exactly what I would have asked for if I had known what I had wanted in the first place.  “For someone with the graphic artist skills of an epileptic monkey” you did an awesome job on my Blog.  I greatly appreciate all of the hard work you put in to it.  Is it okay to say you are a God even if you are an atheist lol.  grin

  3. And your beating yourself up because?  I know, I know…we are our own worst critics.  I happen to believe though that creativity comes in many different forms (as does beauty)…Yes, Leigh’s blog is beautiful, but you are no slouch in the creativity department so stop it! So, do you feel better now that you have been sufficiently beat up? smile

  4. *fanning self*  hold on, let me catch my breath. wink

    Les, you are far too kind and much too generous.  Wow.  Thank you!  I consider praise from you high praise, indeed. smile

    My seemingly constant layout changes are merely a sign of how easily I become bored. wink  I probably drive a lot of people crazy with all of them.  And listen, friends don’t ever have to kiss up. wink  If there is ever anything I can help with, I’d be more than happy doing so. smile  But hey, I’m just a frustrated artist who can’t seem to draw or write a damn thing right now, so I play with graphics instead. wink  It makes me feel really good knowing you enjoy the results.

    Thanks again!

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