First, a new banner header -- only the second in this blog's history! The background image is a gorgeous view of the night sky from the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, taken by Yuri Beletsky. I cropped it and played around with the colors slightly. The full original image, along with explanations for the various foreground and background features, is here.
The new typeface for the name of the blog is from the belovedly cheesy 1978 TV show Battlestar Galactica. I always loved the weird ways that series mashed up futuristic space opera with ancient Egyptian visual motifs and quasi-Mormon spiritual tropes.
|And the star maps were pretty cool, too... yeah, the star maps...|
Lastly, if you click on "April A-Z" up there, right under the banner, you'll now get a list of this year's April challenge posts (in addition to last year's). For anyone coming to the blog recently, my theme for the April blogging challenge was "An A to Z of Masters of the Imagination that You Oughtta Know About." Each day I posted a brief profile of a super-creative artist, author, musician, magician, or whatever, along with some choice quotes or snippets that aimed to show you why I'm so enamored what they created.
Some responses to other blog challenges are coming up soon, so stay tuned!