My Hens and Chicks are oohing, aahing, woohooing, and thumb-upping at the make–over which the patient and talented Christopher Deatherage (whom as you may recall designed and redeveloped my web–site) has helped me to achieve with the look of my blog. The Hens and Chicks dig the colors and varying sizes of those drop caps; and they are giving them the thumbs–up as evidenced in this picture. The thumbs–up that my Hens and Chicks are making is their response to the changes in my blog’s appearance.
“It is one thing to have mastered the visual and technical aspects of web–design and to create related business materials as Christopher has certainly done, but it is quite another to be an attentive and intuitive listener. It is not always easy to articulate one’s vision of their own work, and Chris has a special gift for formulating ideas based on what people tell him without being imposing.”
ADENMENDUM AS OF 9-24-16: The idea of a drop–cap worked well for a number of years, but alas, due to tech issues, I had to remove it from all my posts a few years ago. My inserting a drop-cap in all my posts, and ultimately removing it from all my posts, caused me to think of an Oscar Wilde quote, a quotation which I've written about on my cyber-venues. Here's the quote: "I spent all morning putting in a comma and all afternoon putting it back."
AND AS OF 9-24-16: Chris is in the process of helping me convert the book, "Words In Our Beak Volume One" that I wrote with Cam (a female cardinal) and published through Apple (iBooks) as well as KDP (Amazon),
into a softcover format, which will hopefully be available later this fall.
Btw, are you aware that this past spring Christopher Deatherage re-vamped the web-site that I referenced in this entry? I announced it on tumblr (as well as Facebook) at the time, but in case you missed those postings, you can view the updated web-site clicking here OR by clicking on the image in my left sidebar.