State of the Art – 9/9/2018

So I thought it might be a good idea to revive these semi-regular art updates to let folks know what’s going on (and to make it seem the site isn’t inactive).  I’ve slowly been going back through all my posts to update the image links in them.  It’s frankly a huge pain to do but it also allows me to make sure the images are all correct (a few have been broken) and that the images are stored in Word Press’s media library instead of via a gallery plug-in.  There’s nothing actually wrong with the gallery I had been using but I also don’t want to be reliant on a plug-in which needs to be updated anytime WP changes.  I do still use a gallery plug-in, but it builds its albums from the WP media library, so the locations of the files themselves don’t ever change.  If I want to change an album (or even delete it entirely) that doesn’t affect the image files at all, whereas with the other plug-in, changing the albums and galleries affected all the images in there, hence some posts had broken image links.  I don’t want that, so I’m taking the time to change it all. 

Other than that, I’m still creating art.  I post works-in-progress (WIPs), completed pieces, and random photos of my doggo Jasper over on Instagram if anyone feels like following there.  My own website tends to lag behind in updates because I’d rather post my scanned photos of art here and that takes more time than sharing a photo from my phone.  I promise I’ll get caught up sooner or later, but my preference is sooner.

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