Thursday, 6 September 2012

MY JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB NEW GRAPHICS

Isn't she lovely? The pretty Jane in my header?  I'm so proud of my new avatar and of my new header! Of course,  she's Jane Austen just  as I imagine her,  between past and present. A cup of tea in her hand and  a laptop instead of paper and a quill, books on the table, always nearby. What do you think? Wouldn't she have been a terrific blogger if she had lived nowadays? I bet, a very successful one! 
That's lovely Jane, certainly. However,  I like to think that's also me, always moving between my books and my computer , between the past and the present, with a  cup or a mug at hand. Maybe not wearing a long, elegant, Regency dress actually,  but virtually. 
The new graphics for my Jane Austen Book Club have been designed by talented Cecilia Latella and I'm so gratefully she perfectly caught what I wanted and made my wishes beautiful, colourful images.  Thank you so much, Cecilia!

To discover more about Cecilia and her work I suggest a visit to her personal blog cecilialart.blogspot.com.


If you wanted to add the vertical banner here on the left to your blog sidebar, I'd be really grateful and honored, especially if you linked it to My Jane Austen Book Club (http://thesecretunderstandingofthehearts.blogspot.it/). Leave a comment with a link to your own blog, if you decide to do it, I'll be glad to visit and say THANK YOU!

13 comments:

Helen said...

I just love it Maria ... wonderful!

suzan said...

I don't have a blog site of I'd link it. I do love it however. I was going to let you know that before I even read your comments. Great colors and design.

Kelli H. said...

I love your new graphic design, Maria. It is beautiful and just perfect for your blog. I like to think that is how I look when I am working on my laptop!!=)

Lúthien84 said...

I adore the new graphics and I don't mind putting it on my blog. Can you crop it to be a square button (at least 150x150) instead of vertical banner? This is because it conforms to the graphics on my blog. If not, it's ok.

Maria Grazia said...

@Helen, @Suzan, @Kelli H. and @Luthien84 many thanks for your comments. Glad you like my new graphics.
And Luthien, I'll send you a square button for your lovely blog via e-mail :-)

Lúthien84 said...

Thank you, Maria. I look forward to it.

Meredith said...

Just lovely!

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P O Dixon said...

Hi Maria,

I love the new graphic and I'd love to have the square button to post on my blog, as well. It's very appealing!

Maria Grazia said...

@P.O. Dixon
Thank you! I'll send it attached to an e-mail.

Laurel Ann (Austenprose) said...

Maria - I am nuts over your new banner art. It is fabulous. I want one!

mom said...

Beautiful picture! Very inviting. I added your picture to my left sidebar on my blog with a link. Please feel free to check out my blog: www.inflammationof.blogspot.com

I also have created a Jane Austen paper doll that I post on my blog you might be interested in peeking at. You can view her here: http://inflammationof.blogspot.com/2012/09/jane-austen-paper-doll.html

Maria Grazia said...

Thanks @mom! If you want the square button which may suit your sidebar better, just drop me a line at learnonline.mgs@gmail.com
I posted a link to your Jane Austen paper doll to My Jane Austen Book Club facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Jane-Austen-Book-Club/108711792519494