Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pip to the (Interim) Rescue and a Giveaway!

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I've had some great conversations with retail and blog friends about the importance of sharing knowledge and how some lovely creatives are a little reluctant to do it in case someone steals an idea or does something even better etc. I'm of the opinion that chatting things over and sharing ideas can only help your own creative process. Oh believe me, I used to keep things to myself for fear of being ripped off.....never told a soul about my desire to have a yellow and grey room as a teenager, for example! But as I've become older, more self assured perhaps, that attitude has g.o.n.e.
I think Pip over at Meet Me at Mike's comes from the same school of thinking as myself. After this post, I had an email arrive and the gorgeous thing had provided me with some headers, until mine had been sorted. I mean, how is that for generosity?! It's not like the girl has a book to write, a blog to run, a retail space and a family that needs her attention. Oh no, she is going to help this little Femme get her teensy blog looking schmick.
God I love that girl, her enthusiasm and zest for life and others is inspiring. Thanks so much, Pip!
So, now over to you, dear readers - I am going to use one of these blog headers while I get my own act together. I would love to hear which you like the best, please leave a comment with either 1, 2 or 3 (and a comment, if you so desire!) and whichever has the most votes will be the one used. And I am going to choose someone at random, for taking the trouble and send a little vintage love courtesy of Galerie Montmartre. February 28th is the closing date. Hurrah! (That's my cyber impression of Pip!!!)

24 comments:

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Wow, how nice is that!! Love Meet me at mikes, great blog - hope to see the store one day when i head east (always thrilled to see we have similar taste in music when i see what they're 'listening to'on the blog :)

OK, i think No. 3. they're all lovely, but that one is the strongest i think, and the font is perfec!

How inspiring, it's nice when lovely people or forces out in the ether give you a little pep along.

julesx

fiwee said...

Hi Shelley! I like no. 3 header the best, the pic on the left is my fave and it looks vintage chic! Fiona :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Shelley
Well I think they are all wonderful.. and wonderful of PIP to do this for you.. I will have to go over to her blog!! I know what you mean about ppl not sharing.. in fact I get that a lot in my work.. I'd rather share the knowledge at work as it makes all our live easier.. but most ppl don't think that way in IT

It is hard to choose which one I prefer.. but I'm thinking #1.. although I like the typeface on #3..

By the way I did pick up that copy of Inside Out and poured over the pages to find you.. Galmont was in there not once, but twice!!! Hooray for you!!! Well deserved.. Have fun with all this xx Julie

uglygirl said...

Lovely story!

I prefer the second header. I find the font in three a bit difficult to read. The images are gorgeous.

belinda said...

oooooooooooooooh too weird. i was coming here to grab a screenshot of your header for my bloglist. can you believe that? hmm, looks like i'll have to wait a while though until you choose. until then, i might use my pick - number 2 is that ok? x
PS: that's really sweet she did that for you. the blog community can be tops at times x

Mainichi said...

Number Three!! Although I do like the lady with the red background in Number one....
Pip is such a sharing, caring type...good on her!

PottyMouthMama said...

Pippy is solid gold.

I love number three. Super schmick.

captain kk said...

hmm .. i think #3 because i like how bold it is, but i prefer the simpler font in #1 & the fact that the title is on the right. that's my 2 cents :) x captain

Matthew W said...

I have to say I like no.1 . They ladies all have mysterious eyes, similar coloring and it presents well . The text is simple, easy to read and see, and it highlights "the art" in an elegant way . It would also complement well with the Blizzand Poster that you use . In summary its Simple and Beautiful. Great Job with Inside Out . Good job with Community Library as well . Regards Matthew W.

Lynda said...

I like 2......go with 2......LOL

Nicole Cantero said...

Whilst No 3 has used my favourite poster of all time, and one that I am saving for, I think overall I like No 2 the best.

jo price said...

....I am all for #3. Roll with it :)

Briana M. Corr Scott said...

HI there! I read your blog all the time but have never left a comment...I have really enjoyed reading so far. I thought this was the perfect chance. I like #3, the face on the far right is the strongest and I like on that side, just a personal preference, all look great. Best Wishes!

Sweetly Sinister Doll said...

That is so lovely of her ;)

i do have to say i like no 2. i just love the combination.

Take Care xx
jasmine

Amanda said...

I'm going to have to say Number One. I too find the font in number 3 a little difficult to read, and my eye keeps being drawn to the ladies in Number One. Very striking.

kitty said...

I'm leaning towards number one. Good luck with it.

Laura@BillyAngel said...

I like no.1. It immediately catches your eye (well, mine anyway) more than the others. Good luck.

Diane said...

... lovely, just in the looking have enjoyed them all, but do love No. 3 the best! Great images, all so 'you' xx

doobiesp said...

argh...been looking at this for ages. I think...number 3. I prefer the type and love the images used.

Casie said...

My vote is for number 2, but I'd like to see the text moved down a little so there's equal spaces of white above & below the text.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

I'm voting for number 1.
I like its simplicity & the ladies leave me wanting more!

Wendy said...

Its a tough choice and any of them would be wonderful, but my choice is number one.

Emma & Narelle Prismatic said...

I hope I'm not too late! I only discovered your blog today (but have made my way into your shop/studio!)
I like the 3rd one. Red is great to catch the eye and follow over the res of the header. Go Pip!

kathy said...

Weellll...I like no. 1 'cause you are a sista' without the 'fro. (How do you like my fun-ky talk!!)
Natalie Ann xx