Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wordpress on a hosted site....

Hubby and I have a couple of websites we registered last year for safe keeping, one is his landscape and pool service company, The Plant Managers,  here in Mesa, Az, one for Desert Rubble of course, and one for my lovebird breeding. Pretty much that was all we did last year, got them registered. This year I decided it was time to at least secure hosting so we could something with them, so we did and I decided to go with GoDaddy. Their deluxe hosting can be used on all the websites you have registered with them and when you pay for a longer term than a year, our hosting works out to $5 a month, getting 3 websites hosted. I'm thinking that's a pretty good deal.

But the whole process has been an ordeal and it's only been about a day and a half so far. From getting the old economy hosting off the websites and adding the real hosting, figuring out what password to use where, just figuring out how to get around and find what I need in all the multutudes of places there are that you can end up. Seems there are way too many menus all spread out and too many passwords for this that and the other, and the user name is never what you thought it was when you set it up!

This is all so not for the faint of heart. Or maybe it's just GoDaddy that isn't for the faint of heart? And I still am not getting to my wordpress admin page, sigh. I have a feeling once I get there it will start to all go downhill, I mean it's wordpress, right, it must be somewhat similar to the wordpress hosted free blogs, it has to be. And then there's the waiting anytime you made a change. Right now I'm waiting.....I had the primary site forwarded and I guess that was preventing me from getting to my wordpress admin page, I changed that, now I wait.

Wish me luck!

Obligatory photo......

Steampunk Charm in Polymer Clay w/Watch Gear in Metallic Gold, Silver

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Steampunk Street was a blast!

The costumes were out in full force and I wished I had been able to go check out the other vendors and the art exhibits, I know it must've been awesome, but it was an awesome crowd! I didn't sell as much as I'd hoped but got out a ton of business cards, so that rocks =)

The weather was icky, windy =( And I forgot some of my canopy weights! Jeff had to go back home to get them which left me super behind in getting setup but he was a trooper and helped once he got back with the weights. With my lights and sidewalls up my booth was I think the one respite from the cold and wind =)

My cool new steampunk pieces were a big hit with the crowd which rocks because they were by far the closest I have come to producing truly steampunk work, so I couldn't be happier with that. I didn't sell as much as I wanted but for a 4 hour street fair, but I had really good traffic and got out a lot of business cards, truly my main goal. The organizer for Wild West Con was there and mentioned the 2012 Steampunk show in Tuscon (he'd been keeping his eye open for artists he'd like to see there) and told me how awesome my work was and that I should set up as a vendor next year. I don't know if I could handle the logistics of that (3 days, I don't have a helper, can hubby feed the birds?), but the validation couldn't be more amazing!

Thanks everyone for all the well wishes and thanks to all those that visited my booth, you were all so awesome!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Steampunk Street!

Tomorrow night in Downtown Mesa, Part of Main Street will be turned into Steampunk Street as part of Mesa's 2nd Friday Sci Fi theme for April 8. And I'll be there! Have been really busy trying to get things made for it and trying to get my booth a better appearance.

In doing all this I totally realize how horrible I am at time management and I know I get so scattered when I have no focus, so it's so awesome for me to get back into doing second Fridays, it gives me a set goal that I can't fudge!

So I did get a lot done! I made little lock and key charms, screw head buttons, lots of small industrial scrap pendant, some uber cool steampunk/goth hearts that I so love! And some really cool steampunk pieces. All these pieces were on the fly, too, no doodles to go by and I love when I work like that, ti's so awesome.

So here's a pic of a bunch of my new goodies! If you're local I hope you can drop by and check them out and say Hi, I would love it =)