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SOC/JJJ: A Fresh Coat of Paint


As you can see, I decided this blog could use a fresh coat of paint. Let me know what you think. It won’t stay exactly like this, because the colors won’t go with the book I’m going to be putting on the side bar. My book colors are more browns and tans, but for now, I’m staying with the blue cause I like my header photo.

Here are some ideas I have come up with for the book cover. (The one that’s just a road in the trees would be the border. I can’t figure out how to post the one I created in publisher)


    Expert Services came up with this one. I like it but think it lacks color.

I want to use this picture (from pixabay) as a border around the one above.

I’m working on a painting for the back cover that will be a silhouette with a tree and dogs at the bottom. I’ll show you that when I get it done. Dogs are big supporting actors in the book. If the painting turns out good enough, it might even be the cover.

This is all such a new experience, pulling these elements together. But it’s fun. And I love playing around with color. I am looking forward to something a little simpler, though. I just got two windows put in the back of my house which is old, and I’ll have to paint around the window where the drywall was repaired. But that will be fun.

Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot it January was the word, coat. To learn more and read more, visit Linda Hill’s blog at:

SOCS   just-jot-january

Here are the rules for SoCS:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “SOC/JJJ: A Fresh Coat of Paint

  1. Bonjour et bon jour de l’Epiphanie,

    L’amitié d’un jour peut durer toujours
    C’est une chose naturelle quand elle est virtuelle
    Donner sans attendre en retour
    Ce petit bonheur d’un petit coucou
    On se remonte le moral, quand on est mal
    On ne se fait pas de peine, on ne connait pas la haine
    Les kilomètres nous séparent mais rien de grave
    Ce qui la rend belle, c’est cette étincelle de l’amitié
    Que l’on ne peut pas acheter
    Je te souhaite une excellente journèe

    Gros bisous


  2. It must surely be an exciting time for choices! You’ve definitely got a cosmic vibe goin on here. I love a fresh coat of paint, but I don’t think I’ll ever change my blog’s appearance. It took me forever the first time. lol

    • It took me a ridiculous amount of time to find a color combo I liked where I could read the words on the page. I finally figured out which colors on the pallet bar were for the background, but it still took a long time. Cosmic vibe! I like that! Thanks!

  3. You’re asking a woman for advice who prefers white writing on a black background. 🙂

    I like a pathway with trees, and agree that it lacks color. But I like the starry night better. It’s a “limited pathway vs. eternity” sort of difference.

    • White writing on a black background does have it’s appeal. Having spent many a starry night gazing into eternity, I can relate. Something to thing about. Thanks!

  4. I really like the photo of the tree arch. The butterflies are pretty with the blue background. 🙂

  5. I struggle to read when backgrounds are coloured, black on a white background is never dated always fresh. Your coat for your book is cool i like the idea of the pixaby one as a surround. You are a clever lady. Well done.

  6. I think lighter tones of brown/maroon will go with the design – thinking of fall colors. But then, the blue is also very catchy! It must be so exciting selecting and exploring. Makes the book more real somehow?

  7. Oops. I keep replying in the wrong place!

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