I feel like I’m straddling the divide between two websites. I got sick of blogsome.com (because it’s kind-of limited) and wished I had not used "pookieart" as a name, so I got a domain (iluvart.net) and web space, which I am old-hat at, and set up the same blogging software there and spent two days fricking around w/ layout (html, css, and even PHP!), to get it JUST where I want it (so that it looks just like THIS blog). (take a peek)
One of the things that pisses me off about blogsome.com is that there is no way to export posts. So I can’t export all these posts (at pookieart.blogsome.com) and then import them into the new blog [or for backup purposes]. That means that the archives of the NEW site will have to point here, which is fine, if you think about it in terms of archives-by-month. Want to see January? Sure, I’ll just make the Januray link point to pookieart/blogsome and keep that as archives. BUT, say, if someone clicks on the CATEGORY "moleskine". Then what? If they do that on the new site they will se NO POSTS older than the day I changed blogs. This is crazy. I’m really peeved.
Yes, I posted on the blogsome forums for help and got a link to a post that says to use certain software to backup the posts, but the software has changed so much since the post about backing up was written that the instructions are useless and the software doesn’t even seem to work.
What I shoulda just done (and could still do, but then I’d basically be throwing away days and days of WORK!) would be to just cancel the web hosting for the new domain and POINT the new domain to pookieart/blogsome w/ domain masking. Then, if you typed in iluvart.net, it’d take you to pookieart/blogsome but you’d only see "iluvart.net" in the browser. I can still do that, but I hate to throw aways days of work and also blogsome IS LIMITED, which is one reason WHY I got a domain and hosting and i’m talking in circles and i want fritos and i want to go to bed!!!!!!!!!! =:o>—<
Mom had cataract surgery on Monday. I saw this interesting-looking guy in the corner alseep, waiting his turn.
I figured he was "sketch worthy" (interesting-looking) and so I snuck a picture of him w/ my camera phone so I could draw from it later. It’s taken me a few days, but I finished it today while at Subway (the restaurant), after finishing my sub. This was done in my Lami Li sketchbook.
Cameraphone pic of sketch:
kw: sketch, sketchbook, lama li, lamali, old man, old, pencil, not moleskine.
<— I drew that in Art Rage, LOL.
I got a new, short domain name (iluvart.net) and plan on moving this art blog over there. But it may take longer than I’d hoped. My blog here is on blogsome.com which is a free service powered by wordpress software. My new website will be my own web space with my own install of wordpress software. So in theory, it should function the same (and look the same) to me and also to you. But of course, nothing is ever simple! (I yell the phrase outloud a lot.) With the new version of wordpress, it seems you need an expert understand of PHP (a programming language) and I don’t. I’m a web designer who knows HTML well and gets around fine in CSS. But PHP? That’s why my hubby gets paid the big bucks for knowing, not me. So… will I get my new blog where I want it? Who knows. Probably. When will you be able to go to iluvart.net instead of here? Who knows. Maybe tomorrow, maybe in two weeks. But I’m working on it. Just call me "Code Monkey".
I’m so happy, this arrived today!
Also, I did get a new website and domain name for moving this blog to. I just have to get the template set up so that it looks the same. But when it’s ready, iluvart.net will be the new url for my art blog!
I am probably going to be moving this blog. Once I get the new one set up, I’ll post a link here. I just want more technical options and also sorta wish I never used "pookieart" as the name, LOL. Stay tuned for the new URL! Also, working on a new drawing, too. I hope to add that new drawing tonight!
I was wrong in the post "Glasses Lady & Cafe" about which sketch was done in which sketchbook. The Glasses Lady was done in the Lama Li and the Cafe one was actually done in the watercolor Moleskine, not the Lama Li.
Thanks to whoever left the comment re. BlogLinx. Last night I set that up to manage my sidebar links, so we’ll see how that goes. If it works like it should, then the blogs that are the most recently updated will be at the top of the list (in the section that says " LINKS, Art/Craft Blogs").
Here are two drawings that I did in my new Lama Li sketchbook that I got on Sunday. The cafe one was done in the Books A Million Cafe right after I bought the sketchbook. I drew the line from left to right first, the line of the top of the case, over the guy’s head, etc. Then filled everything else in. I usually draw in my moleskine but I really love my new Lama Li sketchbook a lot!
The lady w/ the glasses, I had seen her last weekend in a restaurant and thought she looked… "sketch-worthy", so I took her pic w/ my camera phone and then today drew the sketch (or "sketched the drawing") (or whatever).
kw: artwork, drawing, sketch, sketchbook, lama li, moleskine, glasses, lady, cafe, pencil
‘You ever forget you drew something? I was going through sketches that I have to upload and I saw one that I drew on Sunday while waiting for the waiter to bring our bill at the restaurant- I’d completely forgotten about it. Huh. Well, here it is- I drew this in my Moleskine.
kw: moleskine, artwork, drawing, sketch, sketchbook, salt shaker
Oh AWESOME! Flickr has launched a new & improved SLIDESHOW feature! Check it out! I like it!
I give up on using blogrolling.com to manage my sidebar links. The whole point of using them was so that when you looked at my sidebar links, the most recently updated blog would be at the top of the list w/ an asterisk * next to it. But that service is not working properly, they don’t reply to support inqiries, so I’m not going to use it right now. I got about halfway through importing links into blogrolling.com last night before I felt sick. Now I’m half done and don’t want to use them at all. Not sure where to go next. Managing my links took a lot of work, but I like linking to art blogs that update regularly. Hmm. I’ll have to figure out what to do. (thinking…)
I saw this neato magazine in the waiting room at the physical therapy place last week. It’s called Reminisce Magazine and it’s all about the good ol’ days, articles about being a kid in the 1940’s, photos of strange, no-longer-used items, lots of photos of people. I was happy to find the magazine yesteray at Books A Million and picked up a copy. There are so many neat things in there to draw. This spoon I drew was a photo sent in by a reader for this section of the magaizine where you send in a photo and description of an item if you don’t know what it is or what it was used for, in hopes that someone will write in and fill you in. This twisted spoon caught my eye. Until someone writes in w/ an answer (IF anyone does) I can’t tell you what it was used for! I like this drawing a lot and may do it again, but spend more time on it. This was a quick sketch, I did two sketches in the Books A Million cafe yesterday. Looking at the EDM list, I see it qualifies for "spoon" (#94), "something antique (#21) and "something metallic" (#32). Oh, and this was done in my new Lama Li sketchbook that I had bought at the same time.
kw: twisted spoon, artwork, drawing, sketch, sketchbook, pencil, lama li, not moleskine
I am slowly importing all my sidbear links (to other art blog) to blogrolling,a link-management website. This will make it easier for me to manage all my links. (The links will still show up on the right sidebar.) IF it works the way it’s supposed to, then the most recently updated blog will be at the top of the list. We’ll see if that works. Also, I added a Flickr Badge to the sidebar that shows the last 5 photos I’ve put on Flickr tagged "sketchbook". I did this because I often take cameraphone pictures of what I’m drawing and email them to flickr long before I get home, scan in the artwork, and post it to my blog. (Some blogs have an email-to-blog feature but that feature at blogsome.com is broken.) So you can often "peek" at what I’m sketching by going to that badge on the sidebar. I really don’t feel well. Hubby didn’t feel well earlier, either. I hope we’re not getting sick. It’s a stomach/digestive thing. Ughhhhhhh.