ALSO….

I’ve been doing a bit of copy / paste formatting for the clients lately.  I’m not asked to proof read or edit, which is really hard for me not to – I do need to understand the content so paragraghs can be aligned to appropriate imagery, etc…  But as far as touching the content to make sentence structure more pleasing… …

19 web design trends for 2018

by John Moore Willims, Dec. 8 20017 Discover the web design trends, techniques, and tools that will define website and digital product design. It’s easy to get a little snobby about trends in creative disciplines. After all, there’s nothing creative or innovative about keeping tabs on “what’s hot” — unless maybe you’re doing so just to continuously buck the trends. …

Traveler’s Notebook

Basically, it’s just a fancy book cover designed to hold a few booklets. I made a couple of them this morning to see how easy a craft it would be for gift giving. So easy! And I get to use up more of my hoarded crafting materials (cereal boxes and wallpaper). Need to pick up some elastic string (check) and …

Avoid Muddy Colors

Just when I think I know everything… Just because I understand why colour gets muddy doesn’t necessarily mean I totally get it. In this video the artist does a fabulous job of explaining why all primaries are not the same. While she does mention warm and cold tendencies of colour, when she describes it as, “this colour wants to make …

15 Cheap Watercolour Hacks

This video makes me want to dig out my paints and play too. We were shown a lot of the texture tricks in Art College (plastic wrap, salt, resists) which I thought were soooo cool! But then I also found myself thinking, they are a bit of a crutch – a gimmick. Hey! Look at me! I’m an unexpected texture! …

Ads

Trying to organize my thoughts when it comes to self promotion. What do I want to promote? To advertise? Different ads for the same promo? It might be a smart idea to have a “library” of ads to draw from. Write my ads as individual posts and link them all here on one page so they are easy to find. …

SEO Mistakes

1.) robots.txt Disallow The biggest mistake a site can make is to robots.txt disallow your entire site (or even important pages)! I actually made this mistake not too long ago.  I was developing a WordPress site with the “discourage search engines” options checked so the site wouldn’t be ranked while in progress.  Silly me – I forgot to uncheck that option …

Denim – What Can I Make of This?

I have a lot of hoarded art supplies – things I’ve gathered thinking, “I can make something of this,” but I don’t.  I just squirrel it away and know that it’s there taking up space.  Last year was particularly bad because I was doing a lot of “nature” and “recycle” crafting for a fair so I started saving cans, cereal …

Crowing

I’ve been dabbling with the crow theme for a month or so now. No reason. I just wanted to do something… different but consistent. Give me a theme and I’ll run wild with it. Make me pick between a few different themes and I sit there like a sack of potatoes. Why crows? Why not? They speak to me. And …