LOL. Yes, the July site artist is me - not because I'm so enamored with my own cookies, but because I don't have to write a Cookier Close-up for me! The next several months are going to be zany for me as I launch the first virtual edition of my cookie competition (target launch: July 12) and try to get my new website finished. I also have a huge private, seven-week 3-D cookie decorating class that I'm developing from scratch, which is pretty neat, but a ton of work! All that to say, I needed the relief of not having to interview the July artist (though I so treasure that task under usual circumstances!). Plus, my cookies do fit the patriotic nature of this month, and I absolutely love how Gabi, aka @Icingsugarkeks, animated Lady Liberty in the banner. Thank you once again, Gabi!
So, long story short, throughout the month of July you'll see the following images in the site's banner and backdrop spots . . .
I will be out of town from June 28 through July 10, continuing to furnish my newly renovated summer house, so consider these images my way of wishing you an early, happy Fourth of July (if you celebrate the occasion, that is)! May you be able to safely gather once again with your loved ones to celebrate the holiday, or just to enjoy the summer (or winter!) season if you don't.
Also, while I'm here, Gabi is running a very short survey designed to get your input on how to better format our background images for optimal display. So far only 25 members have answered, and we would very much like to hear from more of you.