Welcome to Thursday's edition of UPDATING THE WEBSITE again. Do you get the feeling that I change my website design more than my underwear? I think you're right. But actually I am happy with the current changes.
I was talking to Kelly last night and she said that the previous design might be a bit TOOO rustic for me, and that it might be nice to add a bit of femininity to the site. Well, you can tell me if I've gone a bit too far, but I changed the backgrounds on all of the pages to this pretty pale pink and white floral pattern, with a damask type pattern on top layers. I like the two together, and that damask is nice, not too busy- and showcases the jewelry well.
As you can see above, I also added some buttons to the front page- my social networking buttons that take you to Twitter, the Blog, and Facebook. And a button that will take you to an old post of me showing the studio. I want to redo this video, maybe this weekend while my sister is going to be here ... she can help manage the camera.
If you click to the Bio, I have a little blurb about me, a coupla pics, and a button that I hope to soon link you to the magazines and books I've been in- then those images hopefully will link you to my picasa web album to show you some pics of the published pieces. Is that something you'd like to see?
The gallery shows some recent work- not everything. I will be adding a link to my flickr pics - a more extensive gallery of my past work,
The News page, is kind of empty right now. Just the beadstar pieces in a slide show. Voting ended yesterday.
Not sure what else I should add to that.
I am able to put links for comments to be left on the pages, which I thought would be cool- but then I read that you can't delete them, and so I figured that seeing a bunch of chinese porn comments regularly probably wouldn't be that cool- so I nixed that idea. I suppose you can use the CONTACT ME button if you have something to say!
The link page has my contact info, shop info. And the contact button where you can send me a message. Also a link for FUN LINKS which will take you to a book that right now only includes some cool shopping links. Any ideas on what other links I should include here? I would love to hear your input!
The shop page is currently inactive- until I upgrade, and take the plunge to list some things for sale there. So for now, all of my designs can be purchase at etsy.In other news, yesterday my Pepe Tools Disc cutter arrived, along with my new metal shears. NICE!! Pretty excited to start playing around with some ideas using those. Last night was pretty much me, stuck in this chair, updating the website over and over. I am a bit obsessive like that.
That's it for today I guess. Make sure you head over to the Art Bead Scene to read my recent post about Bead & Button! Click here to see the post.
Enjoy your Thursday! The weekend is ALMOST HERE!