One of the things you quickly learn in website development is that a website is never finished. Websites continually evolve over time, not just in terms of the products you put on them but how you style them to reflect your changing brand and how you learn and improve the way that you portray yourself to your customers on them.
Not only is the website I did for @lucygell a few years back currently going through an overhaul but so too is the one I created for @kingmarietherese even more recently. A couple of weekends ago I sat down with Marie Therese and we looked at restyling the website. We were simply giving it a new feel with some new colours, new branding and introducing some new lifestyle shots to better portray her work.
Restyling doesn't have to be too involved if you keep the website with the same web host if they have different templates that you can easily switch your current content to before a little bit of personalisation, a few new buttons, couple of new pages and some improved lifestyle shots like these again done by combining @shutterstock images with @mockupeditor. What's more Google loves to see new content and penalises static sites that don't get updated or receive fresh content regularly.
Checkout Marie Therese's work and her new look website (link in bio). More work to do on it in the coming weeks as I introduce lifestyle shots o all products. Also take a look at her Batik Workshop Holiday In Portugal. Amazing! Let me know what you think?
Sundays are for chores, organizing/planning for the week, and working at a more relaxed pace. I love Sundays in the studio because I get to take time to reflect and readjust. This year, I've been keeping a log/diary of everything I accomplish in the studio. It helps to keep me focused. Even though I may not reach every goal, I have a tangible measurement of progress which allows me to edit my goals and stay on track for the long-run. How do you stay focused on long-term goals? •
No matter what I do, my art has always come back to bold, thick line work and lots of contrast. But ironically, one of my biggest sources of inspiration is tiny details in nature. Moss and lichen making little patterns on tree bark, new growth in the underbrush, the texture of leaves like the ones in this photo from yesterday’s walk. I want to invite you to see what I see when I look at nature, so I will be posting more photos of little moments like this on my feed. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do 🖤.⠀
A sculpt finally finished in March last year.. This project was in progress for an extremely long time. I wasn't as experienced with moulding complicated shapes back then and the idea of moulding an elephants face was quite daunting... So I put it off for a year or so... I'm not one to rush.. Came out OK in the end though!
“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
- Leonardo da Vinci
Putting some of @sakuraofamerica’s new GellyRoll Moonlight 06s to work! Want some before they hit stores? I’ll be giving away several packs of all the new colors this weekend, so stay tuned. 😁
Working on my large diptych for my 2018 solo show “Forest” at @antlerpdx 🖤 the work for this show was inspired by an amazing 2017 backpacking residency with @artistsareintents (Signal Fire) in the Klamath Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and northern California. Check out the finished piece and read about the species it depicts on my website, link in profile.