Even though I adored the Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) layout, I thought for the new year, why not yet another new look? So introducing the Zen of Disillusioned, inspired by my Zen calendar from 2011. Each month had beautiful flowers in some beautiful and calming arrangement all up close and personal with one word glowing to help induce calm, tranquility, peace and so forth. While I enjoyed the sentiment of the calendar it's very hard to find peace when there are little things that irk you through the day. Especially when they are everyday occurrences. So I thought I'd bring a little zen to Disillusioned and vice versa, give it my own bit of flair.
And I added in this extremely cute photo of Peanut, for which Little Lady yelled at me about since I didn't ask her to sign a release as Peanut's official 'momma' and all. I told her that I did have one signed and that Peanut took care of it, that the chicken scratch signature looked valid enough to me. Who was I to know she forged it?
Starting a new year, starting a new way of doing things. Instead of resolutions, I've decided to change up the word and call them "Motivations". Instead of resolving to do something I will motivate myself to do them. This layout didn't take as long as I thought it would. I think it actually took longer to find the photo than it did to create it. After I thought it was finished, and possibly going to be a 2 column layout instead of 3, I decided I wanted it to be a 3 column. I then went looking for something to put in the footer like I always do and found the Japanese Zen Symbol. After editing that, I saved it again. I saw how the orchids were reflected in the water and decided to see what it would look like to put a reflection action on Disillusioned. I changed the opacity to be a little lower than what the action set it at and then saved it again. Bam, it was done and we shall see what others think of it as well. Until next time, enjoy!