I have wanted to set up another website for a long time, especially one where I could showcase the artwork of some of my family and friends, especially those like my brother Chris, who are are not even connected to the internet yet, which is one reason I decided to do Web Communications 101.
At last, after a solid week of sitting at this computer getting bum rot, eye strain, stiff necks and going nuts and eating way through too much corn chips and Nutella (as we were out of chocolate - there goes the diet again!), I have finally completed setting up this blog and the Heatherian Glimpses website.
I hope some more of the amateur artists I know who do not have their own sites will choose to place their work onto "Heatherian's Glimpses." As soon as I receive images and a profile from them Rosemary and Natsky will be fully up and running, and possibly Dianna as well.
I have also linked the website and the blog, in whatever fashion my limited knowledge would allow, to Delicious, Twitter, Flickr, and Pictify,
not to mention every other one of my existing sites that I could think of, most of which are listed in this blog's sidebar. I've even figured out how to put in here and there, the odd button and widget or two (yes, I now know what a widget is - yaaayyyy!)
My only regret is that the website formatting only supported one facebook "Like" formitting option, which no matter what I tried refused to work correctly even though I religiously followed every step in the website and facebook help menus. In the end after wasting way, way to much time on it, I had a total hissy fit over the whole thing and "unliked" the lot by deleting the malfunctioning "Like" buttons from every page (mutter, mutter, snarl, snarl). I cannot believe how long it has taken me to do it all - way longer than it probably took some young person who still has a mostly complete set of fully functioning brain cells.
This blog and website and the above mentioned 4 connecting sites, were created as a necessary part of my Web Communications 101 unit at uni, and as Facebook was not one of my chosen nodes, I will leave that little battle until another day. I have learnt a heck of a lot in a short time and although I have placed links to my old existing sites, I still have to go to the older sites and link them back to the newer ones - but that a task for a later date when I have chocolate on hand.
Whilst creating this site the house has deteriorated into something resembling a rubbish tip on a bad day and it is not over yet. I still have 2 weeks of work to catch up on and have been frantically attempting to create pages for my Printmaking unit as well. The ol' blood pressure is through the roof as a result, the cats are neglected and numerous drying art prints litter the lounge.
Anyway, I hope you like the site and will share it with all your friends. Cheers for now.
Welcome to my second post. I just thought, as I have used part of it as the logo picture for my website, that I would place this image in full onto the blog and tell everyone a little bit about it. It's title is "As Time Goes by in the Aroona Valley" and it was one of my first watercolour paintings (it is for sale if any one is interested). The Aroona Valley is a beautiful valley in the Flinders Ranges in the South Australian outback. At certain times of the year after it rains, it is full of wildflowers, usually purple, red and yellow. The ranges themselves vary in colour from purple in the distance but quite red rock up close. This painting was done from a photograph I took through and old and collapsing window in a ruined settler's cottage nestled inside the valley near a natural spring. It was made of the white ant resistant native pine, had no roof, but was still standing after over 150 years. The other image here is one of the flinders - it shows the wild hops flowers (red) in bloom. Anyway, hope you liked the Aroona Valley. Cheers.
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