So we have this running joke with Neal about Soviet Russia. He and the trusty husband have this bit about, “In Soviet Russia __________, _________’s you.” Fill in the blank. Blog writes you, pants wear you. It goes on and on. So when I was coming up with an idea for this month’s look I had been staring at my computer background which looks like this…
I’ve been looking at that background for a very long time now. Normally, wallpaper is on my computer for a week at the most. I’ll wake up in the morning, turn on the monitor and BAM! New look. The trusty husband changes it all. the. time. It gets annoying sometimes. Evidently he likes this one because it’s been around a good month now.
I was going to be lazy and steal the actual graphic the other artist created and make a header out of that. I tried. It sucked. So I set about to make one on my own. I had that brocade looking texture and used it in my July 2007 look. Bad news is when we got the new computer parts I forgot to save my textures and it’s now gone. I also can’t find it on the internet. I had to do a bit of a work around to extract it from the original July background graphic. (Willow, I’ll see if I can’t whittle it out again)
Throw all of this together, and some creative internet searches, and you have the start of the new year. Don’t read anything into it. I think it’s funny, the trusty husband and Neal think it’s funny. And it’s different.
What will really get you is that I spent a total of 5 weeks in Russia and after my children and churches the thing I took the most photos of were Soviet style art. It is everywhere. I had a really poignant post about Soviet history and how this all came about, but I deleted it trying to upload this little video for you. So instead of some deep thought you get “what the trusty husband and I were doing last night” or “why the trusty husband will never believe me again when I say, ‘can you put together a quick little video for me?'”