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Launch Party

A digital drawing of an octopus with a party hat using ArtRage

Today marks the rebirth of Julia Grace Arts with the launching of the new website and blog! Hip hip hurrah! Please feel free to throw confetti, pop open a bottle of champagne or sparkling juice, wear party hats, and make some celebratory noise. The volume of said celebratory noise I will leave to your discretion, in regards for any sleeping neighbors, babies, and dogs.

I’m so glad to have finally finished the site. It feels great to finally accomplish this goal. The past few years have been very tough, but thankfully the tide of creative burn out is ebbing and I am looking forward to this coming year and plunging my hands back into the world of ink, words, paint, wool, and plenty of new mediums!

The new site was much fun to design and build. I used the ProPhoto Blogs theme for a WordPress site and created the “Top of My Desk” design from scratch. It was occasionally frustrating when I had trouble figuring out the exact bit of code I needed or trying to discern why something wasn’t working the way I’d intended, but I somehow managed to get everything sorted in the end. I’m very happy with the way it turned out and very glad to have the website and blog integrated in one site instead of a separate flash folio site. ProPhoto has an excellent product and allows you to use as little or as much customization as you’d like. I’d highly recommend it. They have really wonderful customer service too, though I did venture too far out into the realm of customization for them to support at times.

So what happens now? Well, next on the revamping list is my poor, long neglected Artfire store and I also have another exciting announcement for tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

Party hard everybody!
– Julia Grace

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