You may have noticed that Heavy Petal has a new look. It’s been several years since the original site was designed (and before that, it was a very basic blogspot template) and I was ready for a change. Hell, I never go more than six months with the same hair style… five years with the same blog design is just craziness! There are still some bugs to work out, but overall, I’m really happy with it. Big hugs go to the fantastic Renee Garner for the illustrations, and to Dana and Ben at Industrial Brand for everything else.
You’ll notice that I’ve added a Freebies page, with lots of garden-related printables; an Events page, with a list of my upcoming talks and appearances; and a Sugar Snaps and Strawberries page, with more information about my book.
In other news…I was recently featured in Sunset magazine! Check out the online version of the article, in which I dish on my favourite garden accessories and tools.
The new site looks great.
The new site looks great but I find the courier font a bit difficult to read. Maybe that’s just my eyes…
New style looks great…love the Renee Garden look to it. Just became aware of your book, Sugar Snaps and Strawberries. Looks like a great read. Matti
Kylee from Our Little Acre says
Andrea, your site is GORGEOUS! I’m wanting to change mine to spring, but haven’t had time to do it yet. I just love this! (And your book, as you know!)
Andrea Bellamy says
Meemsnyc – Thanks!
SixBalloons – it’s not just you. For some reason, courier looks great on Macs and not-so-good on PCs. Fixing that is one of the bugs I mentioned :)
Matti – Thank you. I do love the illustrations. Let me know what you think of the book if you happen to pick it up!
Kylee – thanks, doll! In my neck of the woods, it’s a little premature to change to a spring theme, but maybe if you do it, spring will follow! One can dream…
I love the nasturtiums! I can almost smell them :)
Love the new look! I’m holding off posting about your seminar yet. I hope to have it up by next week, and I’ll send you a link when I do. I’m trying to get your book finished so I can do a review of it at the same time, but those darn kids have been keeping me busy. I hoping to get in some book time tonight!
It was great to meet you Andrea! I can’t wait to throw my own seed ball party! :)
Jane Broome says
Just picked up my fav mag Sunset and was very excited to see your spread. Also, can’t wait to read your new book. All very inspiring Andrea. Congrats!
Ohhh…so pretty! Nice job Andrea, Ben and co.
Great new look, Andrea!
Yay for nasturtiums! Love the illustrations :)
Thomas E says
Wow, the new design is really good. I’ve just started a blog of my own, so I will look up the illustrator you used. I think the drawings are really nice too.
Nature Drunk says
Beautiful, just beautiful. Inspiring too. Congratulations on your achievements!
I don’t know what your old site looked like but this site looks great!!! First time here, I’ll be sure to check back.
I just saw that you’re giving some talks at our local home/garden show here in Eugene this weekend. Cool! I’ll try to stop by.
I would prefer a font that doesn’t look like it was made by a typewriter and that it be a little darker.
I am enjoying your book. Was sorry I wasn’t at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show the day you spoke.
You know, I thought those illustrations were familiar looking…the site looks just beautiful!