Sunday, October 11, 2009
introducing my new site - sophie munns studio archive
It was slow coming but I finally worked out what approach to take for a weblink to my own portfolio of artwork. In part I was prompted to put this together for those visitors to my blog wanting to see my work in a place of its own, rather than interspersed between posts on the all the wonderful people and ideas I like to document and share.
I must thank quite a few people for continuing to prompt and encourage me in this way... Una in Newcastle, Carolyn in Melbourne, Rachael in Brisbane, Lucy at nourish me in Melbourne ... I feel bad about actually forgetting some of the other encouragers I wish to thank!
I would never have started blogging if it wasn't for generosity of Chrissy and also Karin . Plus I must thank Marilena Stanton (who does not blog, but should) for some great inspiration, ideas, contacts and singular encouragement!
Months of blogging has brought so much to my attention, extending awareness of certain things exponentially. Its ideal the way a blogging component can now combine so easily with a more traditional website to keep things current, interactive and refreshed.
I have borrowed and adapted what I thought was a great idea from Steven Alexander, an accomplished abstract painter and academic from the US, who manages 2 blogs - one formal, non-interactive blog for his own work to be added to over time - simply titled STEVEN ALEXANDER STUDIO ... and an interactive weblog STEVEN ALEXANDER JOURNAL which is very focused and clean, streamlined to enhance quite precisely his particular career focus. He provides a most consistant aesthetic and tone to his 2 weblogs and in this way I think it works admirably as a website. He does not appear to have a traditional website in fact!
With the availability of numerous paths into web-land and the endless array of templates, methods and moods to employ - it was time to make a start by keeping it simple! I do thank all for the wonderful encouragement that comes my way! There will be no space for comments on this studio archive blog... it will be straightforward, not needing to be managed apart from adding more work! But you are always welcome to email me or leave a comment on this blog anytime!