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. Kim

    March 15, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    The talent that woman has kills me. And working with such an adorable subject, well yah just can’t go wrong. Love it! Your minds obviously work very well together :)

  2. Jenifer

    March 15, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    She did a great job! Go SAJ!

  3. OMSH

    March 15, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    I’m a tweaker too – oh the annoying tweakyness of tweakers.

  4. nabbalicious

    March 15, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    I love it!

  5. 180/360

    March 15, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Looks great! I love that painting. And of course, the baby!

  6. Angella

    March 15, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Awesome! I want to change mine, but I have no skillz in that department. Yours looks FANTASTIC!

  7. gorillabuns

    March 15, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    love, love, love!

    modern meets baby love meets excellent use of type in whirls of whoorl.

    say what? i know what i’m talking about, that’s all that matters.

  8. LVGurl

    March 15, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Hip, modern, with a dab of Anders. I really like the personal touch.

  9. thethinker

    March 15, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    I love the colors in it.

  10. Jen

    March 16, 2007 at 4:04 am

    Oh, My God. You two. Be more cute, please! Love the Inbox shot…between her creativity, and your OCD you are quite the pair.

  11. Darren McLikeshimself

    March 16, 2007 at 6:10 am

    I likes it!

  12. Lulu

    March 16, 2007 at 5:40 am

    WAIT..what are you talking about? I don’t see a new banner? I’m starting to panic. I MUST SEE NEW BANNER! What am I doing wrong? WHAT’S WRONG??

    Lulu, your computer is probably cached. Do a hard refresh (PC – hold down ctrl key and click refresh. Mac – shift then refresh) and Voila!

  13. kimmer

    March 16, 2007 at 5:40 am

    Total genious. Love it. Go Jayhawks.

  14. sanaa

    March 16, 2007 at 6:01 am

    I have just come across your blog and I spent the past two days catching up, I’m adding you as one of my new favorites. Thanks for making the past two days fly by with your funny stories. Also you have one of the most adorable babies I have ever seen.

  15. metalia

    March 16, 2007 at 7:58 am

    The tweakiness (totally a word) was worth it– it’s great, and the colors are gorgeous!