2010 pretty much spiraled into a complete stand still on just about everything I've been doing other than making GoAnimations (see my animation and video blog). However this can't continue and I have been thinking a lot about how to reignite my interest in other areas of my creativity. Particularly painting and making videos about my work.
My actual web site has also become a bit of a problem and isn't promoting my work as well as it could. I've tried to make my artwork feature more on my homepage in the hope it would encourage a few print sales but I don't think it's encouraged anything other than some great feedback on how people like my art.
I've been looking at the Blogger platform (i.e. blogger.com) and discovered some recent changes that would mean I could literally scrap my web site and point my domain directly to my blog. This would achieve two things. First, it's one less site to maintain. Second I could easily have my latest blog posts appear on my web site without any coding or awkward plug ins to embed.
I also want to create a different format for my blog to incorporate video and images better into my posts. To do that I need to completely rethink it's template. Upgrade to bloggers new templates interface then customise things to suit my needs.
To that end expect this blog to start undergoing many changes, a complete new look and layout as it not only becomes my blog but also my web site as well. If things look a little odd for a while it's just me in the process of implementing change.
I'm hoping that when it's all done I'll be geared up to write a new post at a minimum of at least once a week that'll include images and video. They'll be more bloggy and vloggy - that is, diary orientated - rather than topic based but that's really what you'd expect from an artist web site... things that help you learn more about how I create my work.
Hopefully it'll all work better for me and will create a better experience for those of you that are interested in my creativity and art.