Wednesday, July 11, 2012

a new painting in progress and a new look for my blog

Apple eliminated Mobile Me and replaced with iCloud, which as far as I can tell, no longer hosts websites.  

Soooo ...

now that my website is offline, and because I like to snowball 1 project into 20, I took this opportunity to revamp my blog.

I've added 3 new PAGES.
Tabs are just below my darling new blog header :)

one page showing only available paintings and pricing info, uncluttered by crazy-more-than-you-wanted-to-know ramblings like this post.  Serious collectors and anti-amblers can now go straight to the good stuff without having to sift through all this chitter chatter. :)

The next page is a direct link for purchasing.

Here you can also see a section of frequently asked questions concerning payment options as well.  

And finally, the last tab explains the photo madness at the top of this post.

I'm experimenting with a new page- On my Easel.  
I hoping I will be able to show more step by step photos of paintings I'm currently working on ... 

and since this page doesn't automatically update subscribers...   

I can add photos as the painting progresses without overloading those who may not be interested.

Once a painting is complete, I'll start the page totally over with the next painting.

Anyway, all this computer fun-ness was a wonderful distraction from the website issue :) 
Hope you will take some time to check out my new souped up blog!


Shelby Dillon said...

I'm so happy you revamped your blog! I tried to visit your website last week and was sad to see it was another victim of the MobileMe crash. :( You always have such fun blog entries, thank you for entertaining me!

Linda Popple said...

Great new look! It is really fun and inspiring.

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Shelby! I'm sad to lose Mobile Me :( Hopefully it will inspire a better looking website in the end :) YOUR blog and website was very inspirational in my adding pages and trying to streamline things!!!

PS I'm just so happy someone gets my crazy humor! :) thank you!

Hi Linda!! Thank you so much for taking a look!! I get carried away playing around with graphics when I should be painting!! :) I appreciate you checking it out!

Jennifer said...

Love the new look and the new direction.

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Jennifer!!