Today I’m posting to see if the new notification email I set up works.
I’ve posted a sketch I did last year to put on a handmade book cover. It’s a watercolor portrait on a disk of Claybord™.
I don’t have anything else to say, except that it is fun to paint on Claybord™ because it is a very smooth surface. (At least the ones they precut into small shapes use the smooth original surface.) So the watercolor moves around and you push and pull it, and after awhile it takes purchase and you have layers and you’re good to go.
Because it’s a smooth surface it’s easy to lift color if you lose your highlights.
In other words it is a lot of fun.
What is not fun is setting up new mail forms. So fingers crossed you’ll get a note “What’s New at Roz Wound Up” this morning at about 5 a.m. CST and it will list the latest 4 blog posts.
If it works, going forward you’ll receive a notice like that on any day that I add a new post. On days when there aren’t posts you won’t get a note.
This goes to everyone signed up on the list as wordpress users and Newsletter subscribers.
This means you had to use the little form at the base of any page of my blog to subscribe to my website (and the newsletter if you wanted to do that as well).
The newsletter will come out once a month. It will have new content that will not be on the blog. Last year it was things like some great book recommendations with pages from the books and reasons why I thought you should read them. And also a fun post on the pigments I removed and added to one of my test palettes last year, and why I made those choices.
To get the newsletter you need to be signed up. Back issues of the newsletter aren’t available. Most of the time the material in the newsletter will not be published later on the blog. So if you want the special extra info you really need to use that form at the end of the blog page and sign up for it. I do not sent this out to all the Word Press users who sign up, that’s a different list.
I’m hoping that on Sunday, February 11 at 5 a.m. a post will go out with the latest 4 blog posts included not only with their titles and main image (which isn’t showing on the preview but is showing in the building window!) Fingers crossed.
Thanks for your on-going patience. I’ve been fighting tech battles all this past week and I’m way behind in posting all the posts I’ve written for you, and all the posts I want to write are still waiting in draft form. So I’m even more frustrated than you. But I’m hoping this will finally be what we need to stay in touch.
In the meantime go sketch something. It couldn’t hurt, and usually it helps a lot.
UPDATE: End of Sunday, or the day of the endless headache as I like to call it, and I stopped the email sending. It was only 31 percent done but no one was receiving it. A query to a local group of designers about which mail programs they used on their sites got me a very helpful email with suggestions as well as a whole list of problems one web-savvy designer found with the site. So moving to the new host may have taken care of some speed issues but there are more issues to resolve. I’m going to examine some options tomorrow. But I think it’s going to be awhile before I can get the email notifications for new posts and newsletters coming out to subscribers. I’m so disappointed and frustrated, but I appreciate your patience. I hope that you check in at least once a week to see new posts. I’m still trying to get back to my MWF posting schedule, but with all this tech to resolve I find I’m working on tech and not posts some days! I’ll keep working on it and I hope you keep checking back.
UPDATE FEBRUARY 22, 2018: I’m still working on this problem. Today some people received an email about this item as a new post. That’s not really how it should work since there have been additional posts since I posted this. But at least people are getting notifications.
It seems that the notification system stopped working in December some time. That’s a lot of posts to miss. If you haven’t been receiving post notifications I encourage you to scroll back through the posts by using the titles at the bottom of the post. Or go to the navigation menu and click on “Blog.” In the drop-down menu that will pop up select ARCHIVES. You’ll then be given a list of archived posts. Select the December 2017 selection for December posts, January 2018 for January posts, and February 2018 for those posts I’ve been able to put up while fighting with the technology! Some people are telling me that they thought I’d stopped blogging! I don’t want you to miss some fun projects I’ve done, some reviews (like the Handbook Watercolor Journal Update—a whole new look at that commercially bound journal, and the announcements about my upcoming classes because I announced those in January!)