Monday, September 27, 2010

43rd Street Art Festival

We made it to the 43rd Street Art Festival this year — the first time since we moved to Richmond. For some reason, in the past, we always assumed it was a 2 day event, planned to go on Sunday, only to find that it was in fact a 1 day event!

We found the artwork lovely, and were particularly taken with the pottery of Lee Hazelgrove. We purchased one of his medium-sized vessels and would like to purchase another piece (or two) in the future. (The photo above gives you an idea of his work.)

Charles Farrar's woodturned pieces were also terrific. Again, I was drawn to his unique selection of vessels — just beautiful.

Be sure to check out their web sites if you have a chance.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Spring the Fall

I've just completed a bit of spring cleaning on my web site, or should I call it, fall cleaning? Either way, I've deleted well over 100 pages! It feels a bit like when you have five inches cut off your hair all at once -- light and springy. :)

I've implemented a bit of jquery magic to view all of my posted images rather than having them open in their own special pages. I've also deleted the option of ordering from my site and am now routing all my orders through Etsy. I thought long and hard about the change, but I'm hoping that my customers will find the transition seamless and just as easy (if not easier) as ordering off of my own site.

Now that I am on a roll with these changes, I'm hoping to bring the rest of my site into the 21st century by doing away with all of the tables (used for laying out the pages) and whipping out the css. I've been kicking around the idea of completely redesigning my site since this would be the perfect time to do it. There's just something about the orange mandala and the orange pages that I still haven't grown tired of. What do you think — keep it the same or redesign?
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