I just saved a bunch of money by switching to WORDPRESS! OK, advertisement over. I’ve had the wordpress blog for a while now in addition to my website, but, 2 things:
1. I’ve been paying a lot of money for the website –silly really. I don’t know the HTML stuff, and needed something simple to put a website together and so I was using WIX. It was easy, and expensive, especially when you consider I was making no money off the site.
2. I don’t update either my blog or my website as often as I should. The proof is the date of my last post here –it’s basically been a year.
SO, going with the cheaper deal, here I am, like so many others, on WordPress! Not dissing WP though. I’ve just got a lot to learn to really make it do what I’d like.
As I said, basically a year since my last post here. Geesh. 2013 hasn’t been an amazing year for me, artistically. I sold some pieces (actually more than I ever had before, mind you, they were small, cheap pieces but still), and I made some new work (the least I’ve made since 2007), but I kinda stayed out of the scene, so to say. Ah, but life continued on, that’s for sure. The biggest change 2013 sent me was having to find a new place to live, and dealing with what that means for me —After living in the same place for 8 years, you could say I was “settled in”, so, 3 months in, you could say I’m still “unsettled”.
Still, art must be made, and like I said, here it is, basically a year later—
THE BIG 400! December 14th, 2013! Same deal as last year, only bigger —The fine folks at People’s Gallery round up a big ol buncha artists of all shapes, sizes, ages, and skill levels (the “400”, which, as usual, is actually more than the number stated –last I heard, over 600 people participating), give them wood panels to make art on, and, around 2 months later, taah-daah, we got a gigantic show with lots of awesome work that you pull off the wall and buy for $40 a piece! Phew! Yeah, I’m doing that. See you there, and don’t forget to bring a can of food (or two) for the Oregon Foodbank.