Thursday, April 8, 2010
He's Up and Running!
I’ve had a web site for 4 or 5 years now. Until this week, that was it: I’ve had a website for 4 or 5 year. I did nothing with it after it was launched. It looked great! I loved the look of the site. The guys who set it up did a phenomenal job! Thank you, Kevin & Chip.
When I initially set up the site, I was planning to leave my wage-earning career and become a full time artist. I knew I would need a website where interested parties could see my work and where I could periodically update the site with current work. Shortly after we launched the website, I received an offer from my employer I couldn’t refuse. I put my big career change on hold for another four years. It was a smart decision at the time.
My trendy, edgy website sat there. Unattended. I did nothing with it in all that time. Chip & Kevin moved on to other ventures. The site was ahead of its time - 5 years ago. By today’s standards, it still looked great; however, it was no longer “easy” to maneuver through the site by today’s standards. It needed updating.
If you read my blog, you know my 2010 New Year’s Resolution is to act on my artist’s career by promoting myself. Part of this self promotion is to have an up to date website. I began looking at websites, comparing them to my “old” one. I looked at functionality, design, the “look” and, especially, maneuverability. There is one site I’ve always loved www.domisolhomes.com . It is one of the coolest sites I’ve ever seen! I contacted the web designer, Kinder Relations at www.kinderrelations.com to create my site. We clicked: the contract was signed within days.
I will admit to having used my Social Networking Media Goddess, Carolyn McCray: (firstname.lastname@example.org, or @craftycmc on Twitter) throughout the process to guide us through creating a website to support my purpose while providing the functionality and “look” I wanted. Our month of hard work was worth it! After final tweaks to the images and copy, the new web site was uploaded and brought LIVE on my host server! And it looks wonderful!
I had a lot of fun working with Kinder Relations and Carolyn during this process. It gave me an opportunity to model. (That’s a career to cross off my list of possibilities.) I updated my catalogue of available artwork and I realized how many paintings I’ve actually sold in the past five years as I removed those images from the catalogue.
To celebrate the re-launch of the www.JerryLHanson.com, I am offering the painting “Sailor’s Delight” for sale at a significant discount. I invite you to check out my website: www.JerryLHanson.com, take a look at my new body of work to see what direction my painting and weavings are headed and how they’ve merged. I welcome your comments and critique of both my website and artwork.
I had a lot of fun working with Kinder Relations and Carolyn during this process. It gave me an opportunity to model. (That’s a career to cross off my list of possibilities.) I updated my catalogue of available artwork. AND I now realize how many paintings I’ve actually sold in the past five years! I’ve also enjoyed reviewing the changes in my painting and weavings over the past several years. I like the direction I’m going.
Jump onto my website: www.JerryLHanson.com . Peruse the gallery. Click on the thumbnail images to see the entire painting. Buy something. (Hint, hint.)
If you are interested in purchasing “Sailor’s Delight” or any of my artwork or want more information about one of the paintings or woven pieces, contact me via this blog, through my website www.JerryLHanson.com or e-mail me at JerryL@JerryLHanson.com. Thank you for “listening.”
Jerry L. Hanson