It's been about four years since I started taking pictures of my designs and art and threw them up online for anyone who cared to see them. Most of the content, while hopefully useful, is dreadfully cringe worthy. I knew nothing of making websites or SEO - I'm still no master by any means, but I have learned a lot over this time. I've tried sharing my content in a lot of different ways, some I liked, some were epic fails. I truly love failing, because it alerts me to know what I definitely do not want to do again in the future. So now, with many failures behind me, some semi-successful projects and one or two that I am very proud of, I am ready to start creating more content and sharing it in new and exciting ways.
For the time being, the current website is staying put, but I am working hard behind the scenes to begin to re-do all of the content and tutorials that I have previously posted as well as put together a bunch of new designs that I have come up with over the past few years. Most of them are very outdated and need some refreshing. This project is rather daunting in scope, so as I work my way through it, I am going to begin this blog and document my creation process. Over the course of this year, I have felt an extreme desire to connect in a deeper way with people who share my passion for paper and art. It is a hard thing to accomplish when you work in isolation. I tried live streaming some of my projects a few months ago and while I loved the social aspect of it, I found it difficult to keep a schedule. I want to reincorporate streaming my studio hours, however I have made the decision to move to YouTube Live. This new service gives me options for turning off chat when a project calls for more of my attention or to chat live with people using google hangouts. I think it is a better fit for me and will allow me to stream what I am doing more often.
I'm not sure how everything will work or play out, but I am excited to at least begin. I hope you'll check in with me occasionally to see what I'm up to :)