Project: Heartland Horseshoeing School

When I am not out writing roleplay, or chasing my kids out of the kitchen (mainly the fridge), commissions cross my plate that are both fun and a challenge. Initially meant to be a quick update and a clean up of malware, the hiccup with the malware was a bigger deal then initially thought of.

So one hosting move to my own host, Dreamhost, and some more malware clean up, Heartland Horseshoeing School now has a new, lovely, and malware-free home! Dreamhost offers a 1.50$ a month scan which found things that my own scans did not find, which was not only a relief but made that single service well worth the move. (In my opinion.)

Having jumped around a few hosting places myself. First Brinkster, then Bluehost and now Dreamhost. Often the shift was due to both the quality of service, the usage of the CPanel and simply how well and helpful the tech aids are. While all were good in their time, Dreamhost really has excelled in so many ways.

At the end of it all I have a very happy client who is more than willing to nudge a few more jobs my way. Thanks DeAnna. I promise to take good care of this one too.

Resources: Din Patterns

DIN PATTERN is another one of my favorite resources. In fact the theme of my previous brand was inspired by the above pattern, it’s colors being something I still love. DIN PATTERNS is also fantastic in how diverse their patterns are, and have a little something for a variety of styles and personal or professional tastes. They have a unique and colorful take on backgrounds, but also available tutorials on how to made some of their electrifying patterns, and also links and images to what inspired them.

From Freebies, a Shop, to Inspiration board to Tutorials, they have just enough of everything to help any designer with their next project!

Resources: Design Seeds

I’ll admit that I am not much of a Blog Writer. Sometimes I have lots to say on a topic, others I am more likely to just point and say “look! shiny!” and let you see for yourself. This is one of those “Shiny” places that really does speak volumes all on its own.

Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living.

DESIGN SEEDS is one of those resources that pushes the idea of Color and Inspiration into something unique and beautiful. I have been following it for quite a few years, and it has been the source of quite a few design idea’s, color combinations I might never have thought up. It is elegance in simplicity which makes for the perfect colored canvas.

Don’t believe me? Check it out yourself!

Restarting the Journey

Forgive the mess! It’s so messy around here, but it’s so much cleaner than what it was!

I am currently in the process of re-doing my website, since I decided it was time to re-brand myself, making it responsive and mobile-friendly like a good coder. Eventually I want to add a custom little shop, using woocommerce. Custom items that are both in my Etsy story, but also exclusive for this site only. This may also include custom services, once I finish sorting out all the numbers.

Anyway, given the hour it is time I pack up and head to bed. More work to do but I am very happy with the progress!

UPDATE: After a few more hours I was able to fill in the rest. I am still sorting out a few of the little tweeks here and there, but I am insanely happy with the progress I made in a short time -once I decided to shift away from HTML/CSS to just using WordPress. A nice brush-up of skills.

A quick shout-out to Lovely miss Kathy Campbell for her help with my re-branding. She inspired me to help inspire others. Thank you!