After all the work I did yesterday to make a different “look” have the functions of this “look”, I say the way the blog looked on a different computer and didn’t like it. So now I am wanting to add a few things to this original “look” to make it more like yesterday’s ….
I don’t always know when to keep pushing ahead and when to let go. But I did learn a lot yesterday (more than I ever wanted to about certain things. But in all that fooling around, I did learn much more what I want and what is important to me – about the blog anyway.
Now some things that became essential yesterday, I have to try to figure out how to do on this “look” today – like how to help you get back to the main page from anywhere!
Off to work now … I hope I can make your viewing pleasure (hopefully pleasure) more enjoyable. This is a lot like painting in going one direction and then another direction – hopefully making progess in the meantime. For me, remembering to keep my balance is important.
I have spent the day working to tweak this blog to what I think it compatible for me and my work. As an artist, I tend to want things to “feel right” inside me. To make my gut feel soothed, not agitated.
It is one of the tools I use when I am painting – is this stroke soothing and uplifting me or irritating me? It is the same creative process – for me – working on getting this blog squared away.
So close and yet so far. Technical jargon here – I have the front page pretty much as I want it. The person who was good enough to make this basic look left out some details I wanted. Another version had those details.
So I have spent the day tweaking one little thing and seeing the effect – trying to get it all put together. The archive pages now have headers, but the archive part of the page is no longer integrated with the rest of the page.
I am stumped for the moment. But I wanted to share with you my creation process since it reflects my painting process.
Today I have set up this blog and I am very excited to begin to talk with you through this medium. I am hoping that we can discuss together some ideas of improving and exciting our lives, and, in this creative process, enhance our spirits. I am putting this first post in several categories to activate them so you can see what ideas I would like to toss around with you.
I am an artist, a painter and also a graphic designer and web designer. I love to learn new things (like how to blog and install this software). Also I have spent much of my life working to create a better world. I enjoy computers and also love to get into painting with traditional mediums (like paint and pastels).
My slogan for Diane Clancy’s Art is “Enhance Your Spirit.” I would like to talk together to have fun and connect with each other in useful ways.
Diane Clancy creates vibrant paintings that feature color and vision to inspire and uplift people. Says Diane, “I feel that I am very blessed to have this opportunity to express myself through painting. I love that people say my artwork enhances their lives.”
Diane Clancy is also a graphic designer and web designer who enjoys working closely with clients. Diane is gifted in understanding clients’ needs, and, as a painter, she brings an artistic eye to projects.
Diane Clancy works closely with photographer, Susan Elkin. This is an exciting and unusual combination of a designer/photographer team and they specialize in closely with their clients. Diane has a website, Diane Clancy’s Art, where you can see much of work.