feels so darn good!
As you may remember a few weeks ago I was distressing over
online presence here.
As we know though...in business today...and going forward...
online presence is crucial!
I'm torn about it...
like the creativity it offers vs hate the time it eats up
happily painting vs struggling with technical details.
I do however have to set up a new web & blog site
since my iWeb site is going bye bye
(Apple let it fall to the wayside)
After hours of searching for the right themes
reading through tutorials
taking baby steps forward and giant steps back...
yesterday afternoon I finally felt like I'm headed in the right direction...
I was elated!
Like I said though...baby steps.
I do have a current site for both blog & web Here,
so I can take a little time to figure it all out
tweak it along the way
slow down and enjoy the process!
I do have three creative offerings
and I'm looking to streamline and include all of them into one site
Collected and hand crafted home decor
for my two retail spaces
Leaping Lotus & Urban Barn
Vintage hankies and the pillows I make with them
for my online shop at Etsy
Murals, faux finishes, decorative painting
I've done over the last 25 years
as a decorative artist in Southern California
Though it is time consuming to be sure,
it's also kinda fun when you have a light bulb moment
and finally get it...
only to move onto the next challenge!
For now I'm happy to
have settled on WordPress
found great themes with Elegant Themes
(see links above)
and a gal from the UK who has great YouTube videos
she walks you through step by step
(forget books, I'm a visual learner)
Once I got that all under my belt
I loaded a theme and got to picking out background for my new site.
I'll be working on this for awhile
in between painting.
I'm sure I'll be posting my joys and tears
throughout the process...
though I like the challenge and the learning,
the creativity and accomplishment ...
and know if all else fails I've found a few good
resources for backup,
to just do it for me!