Fun Day Sunday: “New” 2015 Blog Header for Something About Love, January 04, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #686)

Something old, something new …  Well, my new 2015 blog banner isn’t part of a wedding ritual.  But it is part of my ritual each each to create a new blog banner/header for the coming year.

And this year in the spirit of optimization, streamlining, and not reinventing the wheel, I’m keeping most of last year’s blog banner/header intact.  It took me a long time to create last year–that background image was quite a manip of the original–and I love it!  The mural in the background image (MS Ofc Clip Art), also reminds me of the painted mural wallpaper in our dining room in my childhood home.

So I swapped out and added a new Thorin BOFA image (courtesy of  And I also added a Richard Armitage as John Proctor in The Crucible image (courtesy of The Old Vic). In fact, most of the RA in character images are courtest of RANet).

The sitting Richard Armitage (far left) is from the Esquire UK 2013 photo spread (courtesy of RANet).  But you really have to see the beauty of the originals of this photo spread in its large size magazine format.  I own 2 copies, Ha!

Finally, just for fun, here is a walk down memory lane of my SAL blog headers/banners over the years:




SomethingAboutLoveBanner2012Jan0112GratianaLovelace copy

My first banner below in 2011 was a picture that my hubby took:


I had also created a Holiday Header in 2012 (below) from some CRAzy Captioning pix I had made in 2011:


Thanks for helping to make the past 3.25 years fun and enriching to me by your visiting (369K and counting!), liking, and commenting!  I really appreciate it!  I hope you have enjoyed them as well!

I will continue to share with you a mixture of my new stories (original and fan fic) posts, essay posts, graphics, etc. on my blog in the coming year–about 2 or 3 times per week.  I invite you to join me.   Wishing you and yours a lovely 2015!

Cheers!   Grati ;->



About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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9 Responses to Fun Day Sunday: “New” 2015 Blog Header for Something About Love, January 04, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #686)

  1. Perry says:

    Love the new banner as much as I did the old. I’m looking forward to seeing the new one very often.

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    • Hi Perry,
      Thanks for your kind note about my new blog header! And I appreciate your allusion to visiting my blog more often. You will be very welcome!

      I also hope to read other people’s blogs more regularly. I have a few favorites, such as yours (Armitage Agonistes), Me & Richard by Servetus, Guylty Pleasure by Guylty, Ancient Armitage by Obscura, Confessions of a Watcher by Judiang, April’s Violet by April, Ania’s blog Zrysiowana, and several others (see blogroll in right sidebar).
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. Jan. 04, 2015–This is actually post #686 by my listing and I fixed that in the title above. But I hit publish before I realized I had it mistakenly labeled as 687 due to switching the order of posts–so the URL still says Post 687. Ha!

    Though in reality, this is my 701st post since forFanstRAvanganza and King Richard Armitage Week posts, I tended to label them #111a, b, c, etc. Ha!


  3. Jan. 4 & 6, 2015–Thanks for liking this post!

    Servetus, tannni, Guylty, Carolyn, & ania- zrysiowana ja


  4. Jan. 4, 2015–I think that it’s quite humorous that it finally snowed overnight where I live–for real. And, the WordPress snowing on my blog quit to day. Ha!


  5. Ania says:

    Beautiful new banner, Grati! But I have to admit that I look with great fondness on your first banner, because then I found your blog.:-)

    Liked by 1 person

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