Monday, February 23, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

I am very honored to have received the Kreativ Blogger Award for several of my digital publications.

I would like to thank the following people on behalf of my footnoteMaven publication:

Nikki-ann of Notes of Life
: A very elegant blog with beautiful visuals. Look for signs of spring!

The Educated Genealogist: Who never fails to entertain as well as educate and who called me Klassy!

Russ of My Tombstone Collection
: One of my new favorite bloggers, such a gentleman, he even awarded my Western Washington GYRabbit this award.

Pam - Granny's Genealogy
: Please check out her new series "Found in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker," it's a winner!

Sheri of Twig Talk: My BFF and one of the most kind persons I know.

I would like to thank the following on behalf of my Shades Of The Departed Publication:

Where I Come From: A new blogger whose got it all together and beautifully so, Robin also entertains with music!

Please stop by each of these wonderful blogs and tell them I sent you!

Now I realize I'm supposed to pass this award on to five other bloggers, but thanks to food poisoning I'm so very late that I have decided to give you a look at something I find creative, color.

Color decisions are always so difficult. For me it's a I know it when I see it sort of decision. Selecting a color scheme for your blog can be daunting so I'm going to let you in on a web gadget I use and love.

It's the Color Palette Generator. You enter the URL of an image to get a color palette that matches that image. This is useful for coming up with a website color palette that matches a key image you are using, or just a feel you are looking to replicate.

I have been redesigning footnoteMaven in honor of my upcoming two year blog anniversary (can it really be that long?). Images you like can be found all over the web, but two of my favorite places are the Tate (a Sargent painting whose colors I love) and the Winn Devon Catalog.

Here I took the URL of one of my favorite Winn Devon posters and generated a color palette.

One of the reason's I like this generator is that it gives you two palettes. One they call dull, which is really muted, and one they call vibrant.

As I remarked previously, you can also use your own photographs. Here is the familiar photo of footnoteMaven converted to a color palette.

Now go play with this new utility, it will be worth every minute.


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