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#1 pitkon

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:47 PM

lyrae is an accomplished Blackbox/Fluxbox styler and one of the first style authors, uploading her first one more than 10 years ago – though she prefers to call herself “a styler, themer and skinner all in one”. Born and bred Australian, she lives in a country town below Melbourn.

“Used to skin Litestep,” she says, “plus a few shells like Geoshell or something but not involved that much.  I think it was in 2003 when I first saw boxshots.org.  I liked the simplicity of Blackbox with a right click menu, so I decided to make some styles.  Then Linux came along, and It was wonderful. I think I did try Blackbox but it was not so common so I tried Fluxbox then started to make styles as well.  I also started with Openbox and then my favourite WM, Pekwm, plus gtk themes and xfce themes. I was rewarded with 3 daily deviations by deviantArt for my works.  Sadly, I don't use Linux anymore because I spend more time in Windows and I hardly go there anyway.  But Linux had made me a better artist and for that I am grateful.”

Here are a few samples of lyrae’s excellent work, with her own comments:

 

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My first style in early 2004.

 

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I don't know how it all started but I do know that the sidebar were very popular in 2004. I think it was Nightbreed who came up with a sidebar design, followed by Theo and clovemagic as well as a few others. This is one of my best ones.

 

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This is one of my earliest favourite theme called Dyne for Linux. Pekwm, gtk2 and conky themes were all made by me.

 

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This is the theme that I'm very proud of because I was rewarded a Daily Deviation for this. All of these except the wallpaper and the icons were made by me.

 

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This is my first Blackbox style for Windows since I came back from Linux. I always seem to go back to this one because it is so versatile.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:15 PM

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]ABSOLUTELY gifted in what you do!  [/font] :no:  :no:  :no:  :no:  :no: 


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:24 AM

I'm so happy to see some of your best works here! - I'm using  dyne, black and white, mire v2, zenner, to name few of your AWESOME themes, watching you on DA hopping you will come up with some more... How come you went back to windows?! - can't understand that though .. Our loss for sure.

Well deserved feature, dear Pete! :thumbsup: :yes:


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

Hi Lyrae. You're definitely one of the best themers around. I've gotten a lot of inspiration from your work over the years. So nice to see you here.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:20 AM

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]Beautiful Work!  I love the simple minimalism!  Too many themers want everything in their computers on the desktop (sorry, Pitkon)!  I hope you keep up the good work!! :cool:[/font] 


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#6 Pico_No_Blackbox

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:26 AM

oh wow i actually used that xbox one once :D



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:09 AM

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]Beautiful Work!  I love the simple minimalism!  Too many themers want everything in their computers on the desktop (sorry, Pitkon)!  I hope you keep up the good work!! :cool:[/font] 

Lol about wanting everything on the desktop. Actually, in my desktops I show how many elements can be there to help the user. Everything can be hidden by switch buttons - and that's one of BB's beauties: it can be as minimalistic or as pluralistic you want it to be. You can have from a bare desktop (even the toolbar can be hidden) to a pretty busy, loaded environment for every taste.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:51 AM

great work Lyrae.I am sure we will see alot of good stuff from you in the future.






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