I was relaxing in Moo Bar this afternoon waiting for my fave bagel to be made (brie, bacon & cranberry) when Brent said
‘ I like that new photo of you on your blog’
I thought he meant a photo within the blog.
Oh no dear reader – the whole blog header has been revamped by my amazing design genius of a brother (and I don’t exaggerate because he’s my bro- the man is brilliant) Marc.
It was a surprise – and I love it.
The photo was taken by one of the Sunny, Funny Gardeners – Aoife.
She is 5 years old and has a great eye.
Of course, the model has years of experience in doing as she’s told (not) so she took the photographers direction beautifully!
Marc has completely redesigned the banner and it’s even better than the old one – which I loved.
It has a fun,magic, playful feel about it – as if nothing was impossible.
Thank you Marc.
You make my words beautiful with your design vision – and you truly ‘get’ me – a rare thing in my life.
Marc was also the design genius behind my Life Dreaming Workbook and visual branding of my Life Dreaming workshops.
I wrote the workbook in November 2006 and Marc did all the design – we tend to cross over as we go along – he does some words and I do some design stuff.
Actually, my design contribution is usually a squiggle that I scan and email to Marc with a comment like
‘ can you give this a kind of baroque, mae west, sensual feel?’
And he does.
The Life Dreaming visual branding is pretty damn gorgeous as well.
Go click on the page that says Liz Biz – and you’ll see the range of visual branding Marc has designed for my businesses.
Today – I mailed off the Life Dreaming Workbook to an international publisher called 10 Speed Press (actually – it was Celestial Arts – which is part of 10 speed.) in California.
They are one of the largest independent publishers in the world and have a good value base.
I like linking with other value driven enterprises.
We’ll see how that goes.
What a hoot it would be if Life Dreaming became as popular as The Secret (which is the worst written book in the entire history of publishing – but it was pretty and sold millions and millions and Oprah loved it. So style and no substance does sell.).
Marc has encouraged me to do a few Life Dreaming workshops in Singapore – maybe for November. I think that would be fun.
And Ronnie- maybe I’ll do a few in New York.
I deliberately didn’t put any photos in this post as I want to honour the really gorgeous new banner my brother Marc designed as a surprise for me.