A Summer of Change

I love summers. I seem to think they are for shaking things up and creating a little bit of change. One of the things I’ve been working on this summer is a bit of re-branding.

SAA LogoAllowing Sea Air Arts to focus on buttons – fused glass, of course!
I’ve been tweaking the website for a slightly new look and will write my future button related blog posts there. I’m also fine tuning the SeaAirArts Etsy shop to focus on fused glass buttons.

ASC LogoCreating A Scattered Creative to allow my creative side a little more freedom of speech  😉 A place to show off my other creative pursuits and explore being a multiple media creative/maker. My future blog posts on that journey will be found on that website. I also will be moving the other things I make to sell to my new AScatteredCreative Etsy shop. Things like knitting patterns, handwoven scarves, hand dyed fabric and yarn, and jewelry. The things I usually sell at the local crafts shows I do.

Deborah Pym Harowitz LogoCreating Deborah Pym Harowitz so that my future inner artist can have a more serious home. Well, as serious as I’m capable of. This website will be my Mother Ship that points to all my other online hangouts. Not much there so far but, a place to grow.

I probably will not post here much, and I may recycle some of my older posts found here to one or two of the new blogs on occasion. This is all still a work-in-progress but, I hope you will follow me to my new digs and visit every so often.

Revel in color!

Deb H

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A Summer of Change

Tale of a Really Bad Blogger

Handwoven Coverlet, Circa 1900
Handwoven Coverlet, Circa 1900

What defines a bad blogger? Is it [a] someone who fails to post for months on end? [b] Someone who drivels on about the most mundane aspects of everyday life, “I had to sweep the floor again today, so dusty!” just because they have decided they will post every day, no matter what? [c] Someone who expounds on their world view with such vehemence and conviction that anyone who does not agree with them is evil? or [d] Someone who shares their creativity with the world even when it’s a little lame and not great or prolific? I suppose at some point I would have said “all of the above”. I’ve just decided (so I can get over it and get back to the real reason I started this blog in the first place) that only B & C qualify.

For me.        Today.           After all, D was pretty much my reason to exist.

Baby Alligator
Cute Baby Alligator

So, I could drivel (there is that word again) on about all the reason’s I haven’t blogged since early August but that would bore both of us so here is the short list (just ‘cuz some reasons are cool).

I’m learning to use my new computer, I’ve moved to being a Mac girl from being a PC girl, the learning curve is slowing me down but ooooohhhhhh sooooooo worth it.

Minor directional shifts in my focus and trying to get that all figured out. I’ll blog about it more as I do get it all figured out  😉

I’ve traveled a fair amount this fall and been having too much fun playing!

Strutting Peacock
Strutting Peacock

To Business! You probably have noticed the fabulous new look of my site! I’ve had my wonderful site host, Gloria Hansen, design a new banner and look for my Blog as well as a matching banner for my Etsy Shop. I love how I can send a bunch of photos of my stuff to Gloria and she waves her magic digital wand over them and they become a really nice new look here. I’m sure it’s not that easy but pretty cool, huh? Thanks Gloria – I love it!

Loon in Marsh
Loon in Marsh

I also have more changes coming to this site when I get my act together. I’ll announce them here (of course) and you won’t have to go far to explore them. I’ve also gotten a good idea from one of the many (many, many, many) podcasts that I listen to about content for the the Blog. I’ll try to start posting Inspirations and Discoveries. These will be links to sites that I have stumbled over during my net cruising, blog perusing, newsletters, or Podcasts that I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Just a sample for today, I’ve got a long to-do list!

Inspiration

Beach Glass by David Castle, water color
Beach Glass by David Castle, water color

Meet artist David Castle. I love his water colors, especially the “Elementals”. While looking at them I could actually hear my blood start to hum. Very weird, that. But my reason for going there in the first place was his marketing idea that I thought was brilliant. It was mentioned in this Blog post from Alyson B Stanfield; ArtBiz Coach. Then, on his home page, he is selling “shares” to his next artistic sojourn. Quite novel!

Photos: all the photos were taken by me on my mid-August trip to Charleston, South Carolina – it was a blast! The art image is linked from the artist’s web site, go see the rest of his work!

Deb H

Tale of a Really Bad Blogger

Busy Week!

Scarlet Zebra Fiber Arts is becoming Sea Air Arts!

Me, most of the time!
Me, most of the time!

This has been a busy week. I finally made the decision to change my Blog/business name. You will find the full explanation on my About Me page. For the short version – it boils down to a conflict in name usage; there is another SZ! I have set up a new Etsy shop (still empty) and a new Ravelry ID (still bare). I have (with the new name) joined Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. I’m not sure how much I will use all of these, they may be just ways to point people to my Blog and Etsy — we’ll see.

Meanwhile, watch the changes slowly come and don’t worry – my SZ URL, my old Etsy and my old Ravelry (see links in side bar) will still work for quite some time.

Speedy, I’m not  😉

Deb H

Busy Week!