It’s now been seven months since created my last artworks and three months since my last website news update. Things have been… weird… this year. Every time I’ve attempted to create some new art, I have been overwhelmed by anxiety. The constant threat of an anxiety attack has crippled me artistically. I can’t let the fear continue to rule my life. It’s time to hit the restart button and get back to what makes me me and be an artist again!
To try and get my muse to come back to work, I tried to kickstart things by completely overhauling this website from scratch. I added in some more color this time so now there’s no more shades of gray! I even brightened/increased the saturation of my logo. It utilizes several new website tricks I’ve learned lately and I added some new plugins for more new features. While I was remaking each and every page and post, I corrected several errors from the last website and improved some of the writing while I was at it.
I also overhauled the Art Gallery. Now all artworks can only be found in one gallery, not two, so there are no more duplicates. I also deleted about three or so gallery categories and added one new one. Several artworks are in different galleries now. I also pruned the gallery of artworks that no longer meet my standards and that I no longer want to show here. I went from 150 artworks on the previous website to 112 on this new website to give you an idea.
I think it’s all finished and complete now. I hope. Anyway, I’ve just pushed the site to live and it’s ready for it’s grand debut. I hope you all like the new site design. I just wish I already had some new art to go with the debut…
Wanting to be an artist again and actually being an artist again are apparently two different things. I just have no idea where to being; it’s been so long! I guess I could start by making sure all of my art programs are up to date. After that though… what do I do? I honestly have no idea. I guess I’ll look for my “notebook of ideas” and browse through it hoping that something will pop out at me saying “create me!” so that I’ll have the whatever it is I need to create something new. I have motivation because I want to do something I just don’t know what to do. I’ll have to figure that out somehow.
If you would like to get an idea of what has been going on behind the scenes and why this year has been so “weird”, you might want to check out my personal blog The Artist in Wonderland. I try to keep this place all business as much as I can so all the personal stuff is on that blog.
That’s enough news for now. I’m going to go try to be an artist again. To be notified of updates in case I succeed, please follow me on social media where I post whenever this website is updated. I am on the following sites: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram. Thank you for viewing and I really, really hope I have something new for you to view soon.