Well before I started this blog I had a false start at getting one going in late 2002/early 2003. I was going to call it "Chiffon Tents" as a reference to the expression 'Camp as a row of pink chiffon tents'. I downloaded MovableType, tried to figure it out and the intricacies of server side blog posting etc. Then I discovered Blogger and ready made templates, and took the path of least resistance.
Before I did that though I had lots of fun making titles and decorations for Chiffon Tents, the blog that never was to be.
One thing rediscovering and revisiting these titles, and the early layout experiments I did, has done is to convince me that I need to work on a nicer template than the one I'm using. I mean, really.
The orange deco version. I think this one was my favourite.
The scary clown version. I consider this a bit of an oddity, and really just an attempt to include the cool scary clown.
Experiments in transparent pastels. The overall look was to be brown and blue, very 2002.
Something a bit 'summery' and retro.
I learned how to blur, the world was my oyster. Bit of a Buffy moment.