Friday, November 22, 2013

New Website...finally!

I know I haven't been blogging lately...
been busy building a new website + adding a video to it!

You can take a short cut and see it here...
 then come back and see the process.

I'd been looking for a site builder I could do, 
that was as easy as my favorite

I found it in 
free website builder.

It was awesome and easy (once I got the hang of it).
I'll share a few of the steps I took in getting it ready.

It took me forever to search and choose a background...
only to end up using one of my own painted faux finishes as a backdrop.

This is the one I chose from a painting job I did for a client.

Next...picking fonts.

I love the 50's flavor of Petunia Bounce for my hankies


And Fredericka the Great is my new fave for 
CerroHome + CerroPaint

going through so many photos I got tired of looking...
but had fun taking that walk down the memory lane of 
painting jobs & projects gone by.

I cannot tell you how many hours I spent on this, 
in-between all my other projects!
But it was fun once I'd hunker down and get to it.

I did the majority of it myself...
 with the technical help of Melissa Murray,
when I would get stuck and in need of a younger, techie mind to get me unstuck!

That's not all Melissa helped me with...

She is a young graduate, just starting out with her own business
and she did my video's for me.

Melissa is so much fun to work with and made this an easy process.
She planned it out, gave me a script and pointed the camera.
She was organized, professional and very clear on all aspects of the project.

If your in need of video work for your business and projects...
Small House Media is awesome...
check her work out here.
(BTW...she isn't paying me to say this)

it was a lot of work and I hope you'll take a peek and let me know what you think.



  1. Denise, your new Web site looks great! I particularly enjoyed the video, which shows you at work.

    1. Thank you Judy...I was hoping I would get a response to know it shows up and works on other computers. It's sometimes tricky when launching a new site.
      Thank you for taking a look, hope all is well in your world!

  2. Looks Great from here

  3. lfullbright@prodigy.netNovember 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    The video is amazing! And so is EVERYTHING with the new site-- love all of it, and I'm forwarding to everybody I know. (PS will be at Lotus 12/8 -- couldn't make it last week--can't wait to see everything in person!). -Lee

    1. Lee...thanks for peeking in, glad you liked it. I may be at the Lotus on the 8th too...hope to see you there. Happy Holidays!

  4. Website is fantastic! Didn't see any of your original oils tho ... they are so great! Add them!

    1. Thanks for the heads up Jill. They were there, on the Original Art sub page...and now there not. Just when you think your done...a glitch. I'm glad you had a chance to visit though.


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