Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Refresh, Renew and Restart


Okay, just don't look at the time stamp on my last post. I know you are tempted, but don't look! It's embarrassing! I've been "blogging" since 2007 according to my blog account,  this past year has been the worst as far as keeping this blog up and running.

 I know I have "egg on my face" from the embarrassment of not keeping up with this blog; but, I've made you a little photo collage of an "egg with a face" instead! :) 
Egg donated by one of our chickens, artwork made using fun Photobucket features!)

Refresh: No excuses, although there are many! Okay, I guess the biggest reason is that once my oldest child became an adult (legally), life seemed to get more complicated, not easier. If you've read about my family on this blog, you'll know that my husband and I have two sons; both with high-functioning autism....and life can get crazy! Oh, and we home schooled both of them. And, now that one has graduated, we have one left to go. He will be a senior in the fall. Wow, one more year of high school for both of us! Yippee!

Uh-oh, sorry, I said I wasn't going to give excuses! Well, I guess that was more like a reason.

Renew: So, "Hi", Welcome to my blog. Thank you for finding me on the web and for taking the time to visit. My name is Suzanne and I love to paint, it is my "sanity" time. And this blog is about sharing my paintings, and occasionally my painting process (if I don't think it is TOO boring!), sharing our home-improvement projects on our little "Colonial Cottage", as well as life with our boys, dog Molly, and three chickens!

If you want to know more, or wonder what else I do in my free-time (Ha!), please click the "About" tab just under the banner (header) of my blog.

Restart: Tabs?, About Page? That's new. Why, yes, yes they are. Did you notice any changes to the blog? I've been "refluffing" (I suppose I could have used that "re" word too! :) My website: www.peartreeprimitives is no longer in use. My site was run on my Mac via MobileMe as the publisher. MobileMe is no longer a publisher as of June 30th, so...I either had to find another publisher for my website, OR just drop it.
Since I really didn't sell very much through that site (and b/c it cost money!), I've decided to use this blog as my main website, thus the "new look".

(I will be keeping my domain name, just in case I ever want to use a separate website again. Or, after awhile, I may mask this blog's url with my domain name.)

So, now you know, and probably more than you even had questions about! :)
Please click around and see if you can find any "boo-boos", or let me know if it is too confusing or difficult to navigate. I would appreciate any feedback!

And, stay tuned for another "new" venture. I'm trying to finish up a painting for a customer, (I'm really working on it, Debbie!) and simultaneously work on a new venue for my painting. HINT: If you click through the new pages, you may discover what I'm referring to before I actually post about it!

Oh, and one more thing, if you are on Facebook, come be my "friend". I'm not on there very much, but occasionally I'll post a photo of the "girls" (our chickens) or other silly family things:


Thanks again for visiting!


Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

What ever the reason for your absence it is delightful that you have returned.
Enjoy your upcoming holiday and let us know what you're up to.
Susan x

Cassie Shella said...

Welcome back to blogland! Don't worry - I went like three months over the spring, Fiona's First Communion through me so off. Glad to see you back here again - look forward to seeing your paintings. Have a Blessed week:)

Suzanne said...

Thank you both~ and it has been awhile since I've paid a visit to your blogs as well! I'm sure there is a lot to catch up on. :)

Lana said...

So glad to see you posting again!
Your "new" blog looks great and I am excited to see what you have been working on.