Saturday, February 18, 2012

Finally updated!

I finally was able to update my original website today! After reading the zenhabits blog, and working on simplifying my home for the last month, I was able to work on my old web site.  I wanted a site that reflected my latest attempt at minimized design, and could display my newest art.

As expected, things became more confused before they got better!  I wanted to add my latest sketches from flickr.  After figuring out how to, then downloading ALL my Flickr images,  I was able to then make a photo album, using 'web albums generator', and then uploaded it to my web.  THAT took TONS of searching and experimenting to complete!
So far, florals is the only one I've done so far.  It is still not the final version.
Oh, did I mention I have NEVER had formal training in web design?  I'm done whining - it had a few hassles, but the end result was worth it!
(Note: I still had a bit of refining and image adding to do.  It's done for a while as of Feb. 19!)

One of my goals is to enable sales of my art on my web.  I have gotten several requests for prints and note cards, and printing them is so not my thing! (More fun to splash paint!) I think I may end up with Fotomoto.  Has anyone else heard of it?
My ultimate goal is to make enough sales to have a profit,(Hah!) and I promise to donate 10 percent of any profit to charity. (No, I'm not the charity!)
Probably the American Cancer Society to start, later maybe local non-profits related to the arts.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I am not creating art for money.  I do it for the sake of creating art.

PS - for reference, here is the older version:

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