What I Did In The Summer

I particularly loved taking part in this year's Mudeford Arts Festival . It was family themed and was held at the Mudeford Quay in Christchurch. There was a wide variety of artists and works on display and the weather was brilliant.

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Challenges Of Being A Webmaster

It is extremely challenging being a webmaster. Especially in this time and age where changes take place every nano second. As a webmaster one has to keep up to date with the changes and better still one has to maintain his/her website constantly in order to be seen (and heard!). 

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My New Favicon

Just added a new favicon to my blog.

A Favicon is a little custom icon that appears next to a website's URL in the address bar of a web browser. They also show up in your bookmarked sites, on the tabs in tabbed browsers, and as the icon for Internet shortcuts on your desktop or other folders in Windows.

Favicon for Art-Devine-Slasher

I have been trying for ages to do that but I always got confused along the line. Since I started playing around with Photoshop and getting a grip on it, I decided to give it another shot. 

I used the tips from Jennifer Apple on How to add a Favicon using Photoshop. It was quite straight forward and looked so easy. I had to download the Windows Icon (ICO) file format Photoshop Plugin to export to the .ico file format from Telegraphics and I followed her instructions and viola...

Since I use firefox I had to clear my cache and also add the html link

<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">

to the header and index page templates of my Wordpress template before it could show.  I have been trying to get it to show in Internet Explorer but no luck yet. Dunno why things are difficult with IE. Initially my blog looked good in other browsers but terribly awkward in IE, now my favicon doesn't show up. I personally do not use it because I don't like it, but my hubby's stuck to it for some reason. I am sure many people love it too. Do you like it? Which web browser do you use?

Favicons make web address look cute (it sure has transformed the look of mine in my browser). There are some web address I hardly remember their names but once I see their favicons I instantly know that that is what I am looking for. I think they are great. It makes websites look more professional. Or what do you think?

This favicon generation site helps you to generate your own favicon for free. All you need to do is upload your picture. Here are some great favicons that can inspire you

I don't know if I am very happy with it yet, I may still tweek it here and there till I get something I truly love. I am loving Photoshop more and more everyday. So many people seem to use it and they produce magnificent graphics with it. I intend to learn as much as I can about it. I will be sharing it with you as I go on. Slow and steady wins the race.

All the best as you explore.

Etsy Sales: 2 paintings in 2 days

[ad#ad-10]I have sold 2 works from my Etsy shop in 2 days. One to a buyer in Canada and another in the United States. It sure does feel good when I sell a work of art. Not only for the money I get to make but for the fact that someone saw my work and loved it so much as to buy it.

For someone trying to promote her art from the most disadvantaged continent on earth where the resources that come so easily to 3/4 of the worlds' population (who take it for granted) come at a great cost; both financially and physically; selling art online is indeed a feat to be very proud of. And I give God all the glory.

A lot of artists have been complaining about a drop in the number of Internet sales they have been having recently and I count myself very lucky to make a sale (sales).

My sales have been slow to come but I know they will increase over time. I understand it is not easy buying art because not only are they expensive but most times "you" the buyer is almost always confronted by the fact that you are buying from someone you have never met before.

That is one reason why I try to make myself known and I always strive to remove the impersonal nature that creating relationships over the Internet can have. I always encourage my readers and potential clients to go through my resume and biography in order to know more about me.

As an artist, the joy in creating becomes richer and fuller when someone shares in it through your work of art. I encourage you to be part of creation.

I see more and more that my work goes infinitely better when I am properly fed, and the paints are there, and the studio and all that. But have I set my heart on my work being a success? A thousand times no. I wish I could manage to make you really understand that when you give money to artists, you are yourself doing an artist's work, and that I only want my pictures to be of such a quality that you will not be too dissatisfied with your work

Vincent Van Gogh

Photo by Anthony Easton