site name: Ettudis
owner: Ans » more about her here
ever since: November 27th, 2009
host: Misaki at three-words.net
sentiments: the site is purely a pastime for me. It's a way for me to experience a different expression of art and share that with everyone. My styles have really evolved over the years since I started graphic-making and it makes me really happy to see others appreciating and using things I offer on this site. I hope to inspire other artists out there and continue to design graphics and provide resources to accomodate a wider audience.
Ettudis is essentially a french phrase "Et tu dis" jumbled together to form one word. Translated, it means "and you say..." The scenario goes something like a friend or lover, reflecting or thinkingly deeply about the words his/her friend or signifcant other has said. The idea is to ellicit a feeling of contemplation, wonder or perplexion at the thoughts of others. It doesn't really make much sense but I thought the word altogether looked really pretty and neat.
I started making graphics when I was 13; those were the years where I started reading online fiction and fanfiction and designing banners for those stories. Eventually, I moved on to learning HTML and CSS by myself when I was 15.
In 2007, Me and my friend, Mel, decided to open a graphic website previously known as PinkSuite which was hosted by Sarah at dumb- intelligence.net. We offered similar free resources as I am offering now here. After a while, Mel decided to leave because she just wasn't as interested in graphics anymore so it was just me left. Then, I ran into some server problems and I had to move. The girls at colour-theory.org offered to host me and I ecstatically accepted this new home.
Then, I decided to leave the graphics scene and closed down PinkSuite (and temporarily moved to livejournal). After about half a year, I missed making graphics so much that I decided to re-open. I found a new name for my site and the C-T staff were kind enough to accept me as a hostee again. Thus Ettudis opened on november 27th, 2009. Then, in March 2011, due to personal reasons, I decided to change hosts to Three-Words.Netso voilà, here you have it!
I have only kept records of the designs after version 6.
Version 11 is unavailable due to difficulty of coding (I was not able to put it into image preview form)