Finally taking the leap and moving west, I am now enjoying life in the foothills of Western North Carolina with Seth and our two pups! Seth has been working hard, nearly everyday, on the Jones Family Farm and I have been diligently working on my brand new website for my freelance venture, Indie Danielle Creative. We’ve been on the left side of the state for over a month now (move date: August 16th, 2009 - both Seth and my birthday) and are still not completely unpacked. Moving really makes you realize just how much junk you have accumulated. Must - shed - extra - pounds, or at least get it organized!
The new house is so “us” - it’s just perfect. As soon as we get all of the boxes unloaded and everything has its place — paintings hung with care, furnishings just in the perfect spot — I’ll share a video walk through with everyone!
Since our move, excluding the endless unpacking, I have been constructing the perfect website for me! I’ve learned a good bit about languages that I had no clue about previously, specifically with my adventure in jQuery. I always love a design challenge, however frustrating it can be, and this site didn’t let me down there. Although it looks simple, it was more challenging than I guessed it would be to construct but I’m so proud of the results! Please take a look and share your feedback and constructive criticism. Next up — spreading the word that I’m here, open for business and looking for work in the Asheville area!
In other news, I started a pottery class that was recommended to me by my landlord and I have already gone through 6 weeks of classes. We started with pinch pots and coil work, moved up to slab creations, and finally worked on the wheel. I’ve made one really impressive vase (a slab creation), still just greenware / not fired, that I’m proud of and have gotten many compliments on, and some copies have even been made by my fellow classmates. I’m a trendsetter, what can I say?! I’ve had limited time to work on the wheel, with only one perfect cup completed , but am really enjoying working with slabs! Although it is time consuming, hand building is so much fun!
So there is my not-so-brief update! With that said, I think I’m going to start writing more often. Hopefully this blog won’t be so poorly neglected in the future! For now, I’m signing off but I won’t be gone looong…