Image via Veranda, photography by Tria Giovan
When I started my blog 2 1/2 years ago, I had no clue where it would take me. I saw it is a private scrap book, a place to organize my thoughts, a place to write. I remember very clearly registering for the blog, and trying to come up with a blog name; all of my top picks were taken. I looked around the room for inspiration, and my eye fell upon the latest issue of Veranda (June '07), which was open to an article called 'Fresh Palette' (picture above). I thought this was the perfect name for my new blog, as my intent was to write about art, architecture, and design. The palette reference was an obvious nod to art, as both the color selection that artists use, as well as the traditional board that artists use to place their paints. Fresh palette seemed an ideal way to describe the interiors I love as well; light, fresh, airy, serene.
Image via Veranda, photography by Tria Giovan, architecture by Norman Davenport Askins
In fact, the article from Veranda is one of my all time favorites, and the home in the article is on a cul-de-sac in Atlanta. I occasionally drive by the house just to appreciate its beauty.
When I actually started to write my blog, I chose 'Things That Inspire' for my blog header. It came to mind immediately, and it has turned into a better description of what I do on this blog; I like to write about the things that inspire me. I am usually very much on topic - after all, architecture, design, and art inspire me to no end - but occasionally I will slip in something else off topic that is a source of inspiration.
Now that I am venturing out a little bit more with my blog, I am finding that I no longer relate to the 'fresh palette' component of my blog url. When my blog was mentioned in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, it was identified as 'Fresh Palette' - an understandable assumption, given that it is in my blog url, however, in my mind the blog is 'Things That Inspire'.
Last week, when I attended the book launch party for Suzanne Kasler, I felt like I was 'coming out' as the person behind the blog. I finally met some of the other Atlanta bloggers; I met a lot of people in the Atlanta architecture and design community, many of whom I have written about at length; I met the president of Hickory Chair; I met Nancy Corzine's right hand man. After that party, and having to spell out the name of my blog url several times, I decided that it was time for me to register a web site for my blog.
And so, with this post, I am introducing my new blog address: http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/
I registered for the web site through blogger, so everything should be linked and hooked up automatically. No need to change any of your links; in fact, freshpalette is still working in the background, it's still there, but everything gets redirected to the new address. One casualty has been my blog list - it was totally wiped out in the transition. I am slowly but surely trying to recreate it, but it has been a challenge as it was something that developed naturally over the past two years.
I am looking forward to many more observations on the the things that inspire me, and hope you will stick around for the next chapter in my blog.