I'm still working on the new website. Most of the posts (including artworks, blog posts and 365 posts from 2009, 2010 and 2011) are missing. These posts will return eventually. Thanks for your patience!
I've been very busy today with all sorts of things. But I've been mainly busy decorating the windows. I've been meaning to do this for quite some time but I just kept putting it off. So this morning, I grabbed some cardboard and started drawing items I liked. When I had a few nice items, I started to cut them out. I already had some generic Christmas stencils I created last year. Some examples can be seen here. Since I'm a huge gamer and fan of Sims, I felt I had to do something with a plumbbob and Freezer bunny as well. It wasn't easy getting the snow on nicely with all the tiny, separate elements. But I did it. It looks great if you ask me.
So you may have noticed that the free themes I made for Wordpress and Drupal have been removed. I tried to do a good thing by spending my time on a charity project for the breastcancer awareness month. Unfortunately I used the Pink Ribbon name and that's not allowed. At least not in my country. I'm from The Netherlands and was contacted by the Dutch Pink Ribbon organization about legal matters concerning the themes, especially the name and logo. It's not so much that I don't understand that the organization wants to protect their name. But I don't really understand that the Dutch organization has issues with me trying to help out while the international organization doesn't. And to be honest, I've seen many people use the name for themes also. And those are still available on the net. Mine aren't because I'm Dutch. I always thought Pink Ribbon wasn't just the name of the organizations. I thought it was just a general term. Apparently not.
As for the logo I used, it isn't the official Pink Ribbon logo. It's user made and therefore not illegal. The user who made it released it using a license saying clearly it's allowed to copy, redistribute and modify the file.
Anyway I've spent so much of my valuable time on this and this feels like a huge stab in the back. So much for trying to help out. I don't think I'll be doing that again anytime soon.
I will release the themes again soon, using another name and another logo. I'll post about it when I do.
I don't know how or why. But this evening, an idea came to my mind. An Idols logo for Junior. Junior considers himself to be a big star, a well known celebrity, you know, Junior matters! So this logo should suit his 'Wall of Fame' page well. This page is full of people who have had their picture taken with Junior.