It’s coming along nicely…

I want to first say that I feel good about where the site is at right now. I think I’ve got most of the elements in and I’ve started to update some of the older entries. Basically that means that the site is almost open for business, so to speak. I won’t be ready to announce it on twitter for a while, at least until I’ve had some time to make sure that there aren’t some errors or problems that I haven’t noticed. That usually takes a few weeks.

I’m not going to go through the long list of things that I’ve fixed right now, but I will mention some of the more difficult things that I’ve managed to correct. Most of the difficult items have to do with formatting of the layout, and to be more specific, making sure that there is continuity between the blog and the static pages. Since they both use Bootstrap you’d think that wouldn’t be that much of a problem, but it turned out to be something that I worked on for days. To give a quick example was the sidebar on some of the pages were different from each other, and then they collapsed differently as well. Since I’m used to, but not an expert in Bootstrap, I first had to fix one then find out why the other was doing messing up. Like I said it took me days to figure it out. Continue reading


Resources for Artists

You’ll find useful resources on this page that will help you create whatever you would like to create. It doesn’t matter if you’re a web designer or a sculptor we will add great sites and links that we think will help you create whatever you want. Leave a comment if you have a suggestion for a site?


 Photo & Video Stock:

I’ve only used this site a few times, but when I needed great, quality, high resolution images, it is probably one of the best.From their site, “Find your perfect free image or video to download and use for anything. ✓ Free for commercial use ✓ No attribution required ✓ High quality images.”



I haven’t used this site very much except to get ideas for images to add to my projects. Their description is, “Download free images from 4 Free Photos stock photo library.



I use this site for my video work. They have some great video stock. Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.

Library of Congress: Catalog

Although much of the stock has copyright restrictions, a large portion is free to use. This is a great site!Find material in the Library’s collections of books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources. Search by keyword or browse for authors/creators, subjects, names/titles, uniform titles, and call numbers.


 Web Design:


This is my goto site for inspiration and ideas about adding interactivity to the sites I design. In other words, I can’t say enough good things about CoDrops. From their description:Codrops is a web design and development blog that publishes articles and tutorials about the latest web trends, techniques and new possibilities.


 Video/After Effects:


From his YouTube page, “Here you’ll find “quality” Adobe After Effects tutorials. And by quality I mean “things I would have found useful when I was starting out in motion graphics”. I’ve been using After Effects since 1995, which is longer than the average YouTube viewer has been alive

Film Riot

This is one of my favorites, I’ve been a fan for over 10 years and I enjoy their videos just to watch Ryan and his group. From their YouTube page, “Film Riot is a how-to trip through filmmaking from the hyper-active mind of Ryan Connolly. From how to make great effects to following Triune Films through production, Film Riot explores the art of filmmaking in a way you’ve never seen.