New Whoorlie Banner

Yesterday, I told SAJ that I was growing tired of my banner which has existed on this site for a whopping total of 36 days. She offered to design one for me, which came as quite a surprise considering she knows me not only as Whoorl, but as Sarah, the all-smiles-but-deep-down- extremely-hard-to-please-god-she-can-be-SO-PICKY gal that lives in her ‘hood. She clearly must have been on a mission to raise her personal level of annoyance to an all-time high.

We planned on discussing some ideas while hanging out at the park this week with the bambinos. Totally light and breezy.

What I experienced next can only be explained as an outburst of creativity that would put Karim Rashid to shame. While I was sitting on my arse watching American Idol, she was seeking out abstract photographs taken by my husband online (my favorite one- how did she know?) and cranking out banners like a gumball machine. Please focus your attention on this:


This is a snapshot of my inbox. Yep, I think the word “outburst” accurately describes the situation. Not only did she produce several awesome banners, but when my OCD kicked into super-high gear, she continued to tweak and tweak and TWEAK when most would have politely told me to GO DO IT YOURSELF, PSYCHO PIXEL SYMMETRY GIRL.

Thanks SAJ! I love it to pieces!

  1. bitetherabbit

    March 15, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    very cool!

  2. don't call me ma'am

    March 15, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    I love it! And Wito’s smile makes it all that much better.

    It must be “banner uneasiness” month. I’m changing mine soon, and most of the people I read have done so recently as well.

  3. sizzle

    March 15, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    she’s clearly a genius!

  4. rebecca

    March 15, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    I like it :)

  5. angela

    March 15, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    I’m sure she had nothing better to do anyway, so she’s probably thanking YOU.

    Angela – Exactly. Nothing better to do except entertain a toddler, pump out work for her many clients, create original items for her readers, illustrate for her blog…did I mention entertaining a toddler? ;)

  6. Amanda

    March 15, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    Nice work, SAJ! It really adds a lot to the site, I say!

  7. Leah

    March 15, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Great banner. Super-fantastic-awesome SAJ (as usual).

  8. SAJ

    March 15, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Yeah, I’m embarrassed. Just kidding. Poor Baby Bug though. I’m such a bad mom.

    Well, all of those emails were in response to my requests for “tweaking”. MORE TWEAKING! NOW! And yes, I feel the same way about Wito. The past couple of hours have been filled with NEGLECT.

  9. erika

    March 15, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    it looks absolutely awesome! great work guys. :)

  10. BeachMama

    March 15, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    SAJ’s talent shines through again. Looks good!

  11. cocodrie

    March 15, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    I lovvvvvvvve it! It’s GORGEOUS. Bravo, SAJ Whoorl for putting your two creative minds to work.

  12. angela

    March 15, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Definitely a saint, I’d say.

  13. Kelly

    March 15, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Very cool…personal…I like it a lot. Now I need to bug my husband about changing mine…but I am afraid he will toss a brick at my head.

  14. little miss mel

    March 15, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    i dig. i dig!

  15. nila

    March 15, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    You’re so lucky to have an SAJ original. I love all of her stuff. Especially the illustrations she puts on her blog. She’s a true talent.