The walls are up, the plumbing is installed, it's just in need of some finished carpentry, but my new website is online! (Try as I might I cannot figure out how to take a screenshot of the homepage to post here, but if you wish to have a look, the link to the right of this post should take you there. Or you can click this link.) Just like peeling, sunburned skin, I can't stop picking at it. But I must say, I enjoy the fact that I can pick at it, moving this picture there, adding a little more info there. All that to say, it's a work in progress, an obsession almost, and if you ever visit again, the site may look drastically different. Or maybe not.
Here's is this week's sketch. In recent days I've become quite obsessed with sticky notes, and really wish I'd purchased some 3m stock when I had the chance.
The guys who created my present website did a lovely job. Unfortunately, I can't update it myself and the costs associated with frequent updates are beyond my means. As such, my website has fallen terribly, nay embarrassingly, out of date. At the onset of this year I resolved to get down to business and look into the options of rebuilding my website by myself. For months, just the thought of this task send me off looking for another chore, cleaning the refrigerator, sweeping the garage floor, you get the picture. But two weeks ago I finally bit the bullet and started dabbling with website builders, looking for one that matched my meager skill level and would provide a reasonable facsimile of my vision. It's nice that these sites offer a 14-day free trial, but for me it might as well be a day, or an hour. Still, after much butt-sitting and mouse clicking, and an extension on my 14-day free trial, I am getting somewhere and hope to have something to show for all my effort very soon. I'll miss my old website with all of its personal touches and such, but if the past few years have taught me anything, it's that change is inevitable, and change is hard work.
May Day, May Day! The speed in which this year is progressing is troubling to me. Especially when I consider my lack of anything to show for the past four months. I did finish my triptych but as with most of my work, it must not be viewed for several weeks. In those weeks I forget all difficulty and disappointment I experienced during the process and make peace with the result. But, ever the optimist and lover of new beginnings, I am stepping boldly into May with fresh ideas and the hope of nicer weather.