Yes, I finished my first image for the year (technically my second, I’m not actually satsified with the actual ‘first image’ that I’ve made).
And yes, I used it as the header image for the theme. Decided to make Twenty Sixteen work for me this year. I long for a traditional blog look I guess, and managed to pull it off a bit after finding some cheat codes to remove some of the (imho) uglier design elements. I keep mocking up things in photoshop, but I just lack the skills to rip it apart and put it into code anymore. Maybe more of a lack the patience. I was reading an article about the progression of the default wordpress themes. The first theme’s CSS file had approximately 150 lines of code. Today’s CSS file? Has nearly 3,000 lines of code or more. It’s kind of an eye opener how much more complicated web design has become.
Anyways, I’m really happy with my latest image. I think it captures some of my hope for a fruitful new year. I’m still working on moving a few things around and I might actually get the gallery page for this site done too. After feeling so depressed and down on myself from the events of the last couple of years, I think I’m finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. It still kind of blinks and hide on me, but every time I catch a glimmer, it looks just a bit brighter, a bit closer.
Depression, you are a tricky beast, but you can still be slain.