It's been a long time since I've entered a blog post, but it's been a productive and fun time. I kept painting chickens right up to mid-December when it was time to convert my art room into a guest bedroom and revel in our Christmas festivities.
And now it's a new year. Always a delightful proposition. A new beginning. Although I have given up making New Year's resolutions, after the holidays I find satisfaction in rearranging my priorities. High on my list this year is to return to the development of my website. I'm fairly comfortable using a computer, but designing a website has been a whole new kind of challenge.
A year ago I had started with SiteBuilder.com. Over the summer I found I couldn't get the one-on-one support I need. I'd much rather be painting than toiling for hours over how to embed a caption on a pop-up photo. So I asked around about sites that had better customer support. In the end, I have chosen Weebly - they have a reputation for having good support, I have a friend who uses it and said it was pretty straight forward and she's willing to help from time to time.
I plan to set aside a few hours each week to work on it. The first challenge is to renew my domain name and move it from the old site to the new host. Stay tuned!
Along the way....
When I first decided to create a website, I thought of it as a virtual catalog to "get my work out there". Then I picked up a copy of Austin Kleon's Show Your Work. He so clearly states my sense of how we are a community of creatives who benefit from sharing our process and work; I decided it makes sense to blog and share mine. Enjoy.