Ever since I started blogging, I have absolutely adored the look of those blogs with custom avatars in their headers. I just love the idea of injecting an extra little slice of personality. While I have had a lot of blog headers over the past few years, I missed having me in there. The original dahlia was pretty but not very bookish. The second header I had added a little more personality but it was too clunky. The one I’ve had the longest has definitely been the most simplistic, and as much as I love it, the ponytail on the silhouette bothered me. I have never had long hair, and it has been years, if not a decade or more, since I have been able to put my hair into a ponytail. Silly, I know, but my blog is me, and I want it to reflect who I am in every aspect.
Enter April from April Showers Design Studio. She patiently listened to what I was hoping to achieve and, based on a few photos of me, knocked it out of the park on the first try. After almost three years, I finally have an avatar of my very own that looks like me. There are a few other changes too that are subtle but dovetail all of my previous designs together nicely. I am absolutely thrilled with the new look for That’s What She Read. I hope you like it too!
I love it!
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Thanks, Jenny! I am very proud!
I know what you mean. The new header looks great. Your whole blog has a clean and simple feel to it. You should be proud 🙂
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Thank you so much!
Thank you SO much, April!! I absolutely love it!
Thanks, Amy! It makes me so happy to look at it!
I had the same problem when I was checking it out at work. Networks can be so funky sometimes!
Thanks, Cassandra! I think she did a fabulous job!
It looks great, Michelle!
That is great. I have seen a few pictures of the real person and been pleased that they do look like their avator, so well done. I do like the header for sure.
Love it! It's really cute. 🙂
I think it is adorable!
Adorable! I'm super jealous! 🙂
Thanks for being an awesome client Michelle! I liked your design because it mixed a natural, textured feel with a cute avatar of you – which was really fun to draw with your short and funky hair!
I love it !!
Love the new design! It's beautiful 🙂
It looks fantastic! Congrats!
Very nice, Michelle! I like it a lot.