For awhile now I had been kicking around a new blog design but just hadn't gotten around to actually doing anything about it due to the fact that I really have become an excellent procrastinator of late! However, I guess Amanda got tired of hearing me "think about it" so she took matters in her own artistic hands and here you have it - the new look of an old blog.
Yes, it's darker but I rather like it (correct me if I'm wrong but I think it makes the pictures pop more, yes?) and I would be willing to bet that if I ask every once in awhile Amanda might even update the artwork again for me when she gets tired of looking at her own design.
For now, though, I guess the answer to the question "Are We There Yet?" is going to be a resounding "Nevermore!"
Oh, and speaking of artwork, here's Amanda's latest attempt with acrylics and a famous author -
This is HP Lovecraft, another master of American horror, fantasy, and science fiction who is commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Together with Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft exerted an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction prompting Stephen King, one of my favorite authors, to call Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." As you can probably guess, his stories are right up Amanda's rather dark alley!
I wonder who's next? Alfred Hitchcock perhaps??