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!