Nearby Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail above El Cerrito Recycling Center

I wish I was out walking and sketching again on this trail near my house instead of working on rebuilding my website all weekend. I was determined to finish tonight but I still have a few more hours of work and it’s time for bed.

I spent several hours this morning looking at the Squarespace web hosting platform and it’s so much more customizable and comprehensive (and complex) than the system I’ve been working with on Network Solutions. I came so close to chucking everything and starting over on Squarespace. But with only the last 10 percent left to do I decided to just finish even though it won’t be perfect.

At the same time I’ve been adding pictures and descriptions to my website, I’ve been entering the same data in an artist’s database called eArtist. It’s a fantastic program and works beautifully. You can track everything about each artwork, which then links to any exhibitions, sales, collectors, print editions and more. It’s easy and quick to use and the proprietor provides excellent support. I only wish I’d started doing that a long time ago.

I really appreciate those of you who said you’d be willing to look over my website when it’s ready and give me feedback. I’ll be in touch very soon (I hope!)

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  1. You are putting so much work into the website, but I’m guessing in a week or so you will be happy you did it. Soon it will be done and you will be off hiking and sketching and being relieved it is finished.

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  2. Well, I think you’re very brave! I look forward to visiting your NEW website…! Best wishes with it and I hope it doesn’t keep your from your artwork.

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  3. count me in. you know i always have an opinion. don’t worry. xo, m

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  4. oh, how exciting – a new website. Have fun building, and can’t wait to see it.

    By the way, don’t beat yourself up if you see a cooler, “better” platform. I fell for that a few months ago when I left Blogger for MosaicGlobe for more of a website/portfolio feel. I was very disappointed and because their server kept failing, and I was unable to access my site for long periods of time. I settled in (AGAIN!) at TypePad and am very happy there. You’ll always find the next, best, latest site, but I’m sure you’ll be very happy with what you’ve set up. Good luck!

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    • Thanks so much Krista! I guess that’s the problem with technology — by the time you’re up to speed on something it’s practically obsolete. If you’d like to take a look at the new site, it’s now live at .

      I’m going to come take a look at your site on Typepad. I know it’s a very nice blogging platform that provides for great galleries. WordPress is working on it, but they’re not as good at the gallery thing as Typepad is.

      Thanks again, Jana

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