Notice anything different? I’m sure you do because my site got a complete overhaul!
My business has changed quite a bit over the past few years and it was time for the website, blog, and online shop to reflect those changes. In addition, I wanted to make it easier to navigate all of the content on the site (there are over 3500 blog posts, an online shop, art courses, resource pages, home tours, and we’ll be adding more. My hope is that readers will be able to quickly find the things of most interest. We’ve been working on the new site for a few months and it’s finally here! “We” includes me, Heidi (my assistant and graphic/web designer), and my “tech people” who manage the technical aspects of my site along with the hosting.
Since we just launched, there will be some housekeeping and tweaking that needs to be done, so please shower us with grace if something looks a little wonky or isn’t working properly. We have a long list of things to address and we’ll be fixing it all over the next week or so. (That includes better navigation on the blog home and post pages.)
Aside from the focus of my business shifting from selling antiques and refinishing furniture, there are a few other reasons it was time for a new site. First of all, I wanted to be able to have a nice online shop. The previous design was really made to be a blog, not a site to host online art classes and function as an online store. This new site is designed to function in all of those ways. I’m excited about how it will make things easier to find (like your digital shopping cart) and it will allow me to continue to add new classes, have more sales, and continue to adapt the site as my business grows and changes.
A few tips… The site is now set up as a website, so the blog is just a part of that website instead of being the home page. To get to the blog, click “blog” at the top navbar. If ever you want to get back to the home page, click the Miss Mustard Seed logo or “home” on the navbar. If you’re trying to login into your account to take an art class (free or paid), then go to the home page and click “account” at the top right.
It’ll take a little getting used to for all of us, but I think it’s an upgrade and I’m so happy with how pretty it is.
While we’re talking about new things, I wanted to let you know that I have added a few new prints to my Society6 shop. I’ve added my latest still life pears…
This scruffy cow portrait…
And my latest cow portrait…
The original (9 x 12 on oil-primed linen panel) will be available in the next sale.