New Year New Website
I have spent the past month updating my website, thinking about what I want to showcase and what I want to say. I have added a blog which I hope I will have time to update regularly. I’m working on a password protected portfolio which I will hopefully have up and running in the next few months (web design stuff is time consuming, especially when you’re a perfectionist!).
Promoting new work has it’s place but it gets a bit tedious if that is all there is, so I have promised myself to share a lot more about techniques, tools and research. I may sneak in the occasional “Look what I made!”, but it’s not the main focus of my blog. I’m much more interested in what other artists are doing so I may work my way up to interviews, you never know. I will be using mainly my own photos though, if for no other reason than to avoid copyright infringement. If I do use other people’s imagery it will be with their permission.
I won’t enable comments because with the onslaught of spam it’s not worth the effort, but if you want to get in touch for any reason you can use the contact form here. Let me know if there is anything in particular that you would like to read about.
The Patternfield App
When I saw the news that Nerida Hansen wanted to create an app where buyers could find and connect with artists on their phones I thought it sounded like such a good idea I signed up to be a beta tester and support the development of this app by purchasing an “early bird subscription”. It’s been interesting to see the app take shape and I have great hopes for the future of it, features are still being added but it’s looking great already. It was in conjunction with this that I decided to give my website a complete overhaul and also work towards adding a password protected portfolio section. I’ve seen quite a few of my designs being stolen over the years and they keep cropping up on Amazon applied to anything from bikinis to nappy bags and picnic containers. It can be hard to strike a balance between showing potential clients what your artwork looks like and keeping your IP protected.
I will post updates on what I’m up to in the studio, classes and tutorials I’ve taken, trends and inspiration that excites me and tools and resources that I find useful. Hopefully I will contribute with some thing that will inspire you too.