Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Back to Work!

Coffee in the Montreal Skyline mug this morning, "Rio" by Duran Duran on the iPod. It is a truly cosmopolitain morning (no, I haven't started drinking... yet!). Details on the trip to Chicago (with pictures!) and a follow-up on the neighbors' dogs in Stranded in the South.

My new webpage is almost finished (by the web design company). When they finish, then I have to create the remaining pages using the pages they created as templates. The site can be previewed here and I would love feedback.

Tomorrow I will post the list of projects I plan for the book. I would again love feedback--if you know nothing of kilnformed glass, would the chance to learn to make these things make you want to have the book and if you know kilnformed glass, is there anything here that would make you want the book so could learn the techniques? Some of them might be difficult to understand/envision if you are not a kilnformer, but I can't put in any images which are not my work. What I am looking for is a balance in size and complexity. Colors are TBD later.

Today, fusing, and slumping and artist solicitations rule. Paperwork is an unfortunate necessity after the big trip and I will try to get to it. I have been approached about teaching a couple of seminars on Selling and Marketing and need to plan a bit for them. And finally, follow-up on commission and gallery requests will complete the day.

5 comments:

Bill Paley said...

You sound very busy.

Get to work!

ren said...

i like the color palette a lot on the site and i think it's very easy to navigate, the only criticisms i have are small. i think the "hot art in warm glass" tag line gets lost on the background pattern. perhaps all it needs is a bit of a drop shadow or outline. the "siyeh studio" does fine with the blue behind it but i think the tagline could use something. the only other thing i might suggest is a few more pictures of your work on the front page. grab the attention and make vistiors want to click around. i know there are plenty of pictures in the "series" pages but i think it could use one more on the home page. not too clutter it up or anything, just to be clear about what this site is and pull the visitor in.

but the colors are lovely (love that green!), the header is striking and attractive, i like the fonts you have chosen and i think it is clean and easy to navigate.

that's my 2 cents. or maybe it's more like 5, i do tend to go on...

Jodi said...

Hey Ren! I thought you didn't comment on blogs! ;-P

I was just gonna say...Duran Duran...cool! I'm so shallow. I will check out the new site. Haven't had a chance yet.

ren said...

nah, i just don't comment on YOUR blog! (sorry brenda. jodi told me that she had been talking trash about me in other people's comments so i had to look).

Brenda Griffith said...

You guys are so funny! You travel all the way across the country through cyberspace to talk to each other. Ren, I really appreciate the feedback on the site, Thanks! Now if they would just get it done...