Taming my creative self
Every once in a while I need to blog for me. To organize the thoughts in my head and sort out the must-do and can-wait lists. This past week has been busy. My children’s lives have kicked into high gear with sports, school and senior year activities. My blog has been busy; lots of personal emails, lots of questions, lots of art lessons to be sorted into posts. I love it all.
But I need a creative break. Next Thursday, I will be traveling to Salt Lake City to attend Snap! Creativity at your fingertips Conference. I can’t wait. Over 300 creative bloggers will be sharing stories, information and blogging tips. Truth is, I think I have this blogging thing under control but it’s the other bloggers I want to meet. People who are as obsessed and passionate about their business as me. I even had business cards made up just for the event. I haven’t had a business card in decades!
I can’t wait for the photography, Photoshop and video-making sessions at the conference. I’m busy planning and creating my Teaching Art 101 e-course and with video being a major part of it, I’m excited to learn some professional tips.
I also have a backlog of new PDF art booklets in the pipeline. Publishing them is taking me longer because they are getting better. Better tutorials; better photography, graphics and technical elements. The $5 price point I started with 3 years ago is becoming a great value! But that’s my mission; providing great, doable lessons at a great value.
Neil has been busy upgrading the site. You may have noticed that the site is faster. That’s because of a server upgrade. I never would have predicted how much technical stuff goes into hosting a blog. It’s been a long, steady learning curve from when I started my free blog on Blogger to hosting my blog on WordPress. I spend a lot of time just making sure links are working and images have the proper titles, but it’s worth it. Next up for the technical end of my blog is a new shopping experience. We are looking into different ways to make viewing my products and checking out of the store a bit easier.
Now I think I will do a little laundry. There is a mountain in front of my washing machine that has my name all over it.
Have a wonderful, creative and restful weekend.