I just opened a new Etsy shop for our jewelry! Our Mithros Designs website is still up and works great, I just know that some people prefer to order through large collaborative clearinghouse sites like Etsy, DA, ArtFire, Amazon, Ebay, etc. rather than register and create a password and give their information to a small website that they might only visit once a year. So we'll keep 'em both open for the next few months, and see what happens. I do like the stats, search, and google ads features at Etsy -- it might make good sense to keep using it, even though it does mean that everything we make needs to be uploaded to several different sites
Custom CSS journal skins? Why yes please, I think I'll play with that. How's it look for a first try?
Prints are available, let me know if you want a print of something in my gallery and I'll see if I can upload the file and make that available for you.
I've dropped my art website and am now offering prints and swag only through DeviantArt-- it is so much simpler and easier this way!
I'm slooowly going through my archives and uploading the high-res files to create prints. If there's something in the gallery you'd like a print of, but it doesn't have prints available, send me an email either here or through the contact page on Odyssey Craftworks. I'll let you know if prints are possible for that piece (some sketches, special gifts, and small-scale pieces will not be available) and will get that piece loaded into the DA prints system for you if I can.
I'm also highly amused that DA can do
Before 2003 or so, I would semi-frequently be seized with inspiration, and would make a piece of art. Some of them were really nice pieces. They steadily improved over the years.
Because this happened periodically, I assumed this meant that "I am a naturally creative person," and the only reason why I wasn't doing this all the time was just because I didn't have enough time to devote to it, or because I wasn't committing to my creative work.
So when I left my job as a programmer, I assumed that if I committed my time to being an artist, I would make at least two to three times as much stuff as I had before. That it was my soul's purpose
I've been MIA for a few years. Whoops.
The WordPress site I was gushing about in the last journal didn't work out, so now I'm re-doing it AGAIN, this time in Joomla. Hopefully I'll be able to shake enough of the bugs out of it to be able to share soon.
Haven't done much art stuff in the last couple of years (adjusting to life as a Nebraska stepmom took a little more time than I'd anticipated...)
But I posted the sculptures I painted for the Cranes on Parade II project. Yay cranes! It was kindof a dream to be able to participate in the project.
=D a bit of fanart for a grand conspiracy of the best kind.