Friday, October 20, 2006

My Graffiti Wall

Lately I've seen all these cool-looking pictures of "graffiti walls," advertising various blogs. I wanted one of my own but didn't know exactly how it worked. Did someone else do them for each individual blogger? Did it cost anything to have your "wall" posted in the gallery?
It seemed a bit confusing, so I forgot all about it until yesterday.
I was surfing around with the Random Blog Button, and Foxxfyrre's Honk & Holler blog came up. Again I saw pictures of cool blog-graffiti-walls over in the sidebar. Wistfully I clicked on them and looked through the gallery, wishing my own was there too. Not knowing how this whole wall-creating feat was accomplished, I searched around for some sort of button that said "Click here to have your blog made into a wall." But there was no such button to be found.
Frustrated, I decided I'd just find a JPG of some bricks and create my own wall myself.
And I did!
Afterward, I e-mailed it to Morgen, (whose blog WAS on Foxxfyrre's site), to see if it looked OK. I also asked where the heck everyone else had been getting THEIR walls from.
Morgen explained that I'd been going to the wrong site. Instead of Foxxfyrre's Honk & Holler, I needed to go to Foxxfyrre's Black & White Art.
So I did, and after some hunting around I found the proper links and the post that explained everything.
Here's how it works:
(1) Download one of the two wall-backgrounds shown at the end of the aforementioned post,
(2) Decorate it yourself using whatever paint-program or photo-editing software you have,
(3) Save it as a JPG or a GIF, then
(4) E-mail the completed wall back to Foxxfyrre. (The e-mail link is in the sidebar on THIS page, where it says "Click here to submit your wall.")
Since I had to use my own funky-weird bricks, my wall won't exactly fit in with all the others, but hey. It's a nice metaphor for my life.
So, if you haven't done so yet, go get your wall made. It's fun, once you figure out how the heck everything works.


Anonymous said...

Mind if I bang my head against it? Have a good weekend Janna. Cheers

Janna said...

Matt-man, you can bang your head against my wall anytime.

Anonymous said...

Do you two need a moment in private???

Janna said...

Not at all!
You're welcome to join in!

FoxxFyrre said...

Hi janna
I recieved your wall, and of course it will fit with the rest!! I'm working on getting the template a little clearer, but the walls keep tumbling in quicker than my template typin skills allow :-) I'll have your graffiti and link post up asap. I'm glad you had fun doing it, if not a little adventure too! :-)

Maddy said...

I think I'll have to print this out first to follow step by step instructions!