It's been a couple years since I launched my site, and I'm finally somewhat satisfied with it. Apart from having built in better functionality and cleaned up the so-called "decorative" elements (template creators must all be guys who flunked out of design school), I'm pleased to have added a mascot for my business, the dashing fellow who now occupies the top banner of this page.
I tried for forever to come up with a character for myself, but none of my ideas ever made it off the drawing board, I think because I was trying too hard to make myself look 'cool'. (I know I can't pull off 'cool' in real life, but I guess I figured maybe I could as a fictional cartoon character.) This to me looks like a product of the same committee that stillbirthed "Poochie" on that Simpsons episode:
A little while ago I had an idea for this sort of steampunk metalworker guy, and it seemed a good fit. This is the guy who actually lives in my head and won't let me rest at 3am while there's a visual problem to be solved. I think I can live with him.