Wow, I have been gone for awhile it appears by the date of the last blog entry I wrote! I am amazed at how long it has been. I kept doing all kinds of updating on my web-site (http://jklartjewelry.webs.com) and on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JKLARTJewelry). I added all kinds of photos, learned how to put a ghost label on the photos and networked like crazy. I just forgot all about this blog!!!!
Now my challenge is to link it all together so when I update, it is quick and dirty. I figured it out for Facebook, Twitter (@wireitup4u), and am now linking up LinkedIn to all of those things. Google+ is on the horizon too. I would never have guessed I would be using this much technology when I was in junior high. I cannot believe how fast technology changes but I am excited to learn about all of those changes. I don't have to love all the changes, I just need to know how to work my way through the difficulties to get to the end result I want. (Good thing I love challenges and puzzles!)
I used to think I would not need this much technology to make art. Art - the kind I make anyway - is made with your hands and your mind. I have not been one to do a lot with digital art, although it interests me. I have always done what would be called traditional art - drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, etc. "So why would I NEED to know how to use all this new technology?" That is a question I asked myself before and never really had a good answer so I just kept doing what I knew how to do.
Now I know why I NEED to know this techy stuff!!! I want to have a business in art and jewelry. I want to eventually have my own little shop - maybe with some food and beverages provided by some really talented people I know - so I need to be able to operate technology well enough to get the business of business done. I may never be an expert but I am one of those people who likes to know what I can do on my own and where to find help if I get stuck. I need to be able to do advertising and utilize social media to network and sell my goods.
Like I said before, I did not think I would be doing this much tech "stuff" in junior high when I was sitting in computer labs with the first generation of Macs. If x=, then y= was hard enough then! Look how far we have come. Amazing what we do when we put our minds together and stretch the boundaries of our "world"!!! I won't ignore this blog now that I have this new challenge - how to integrate this blog into all of my other postings.
I know I have not gotten followers per se but I think that might change if I just tweak a few things.... Pass my blog along and follow me if you like what you read. I am known to post pictures of my work on my blog so you might just find something you like.