As I have added more work to my portfolio, the layout and organization of my past website did not easily incorporate its growth. Portfolio pieces I was once proud of, no longer adequately exemplify my interests and capabilities. Though I understand the importance of older work, I do not think that it belongs with my current portfolio. I still believe that examining past work is a valuable tool for further growth, but I don't think it is necessary to keep this work online.
In regards to the new structure of my webpage-- I have included this blog with the intention of posting a more diverse range of content. I think that this feature will allow me to be more transparent in my process and thoughts. I think it will also encouraging others to view this website more regularly, give feedback informally, as well as encourage me to increase my own output. On here, I hope to post everything from things I find interesting, show openings, and announcements to finished photos of work, as well as ideas I may have for future projects. As this blog grows I hope that you will also offer your own ideas, opinions, and remarks as I don't create art for just myself, I also create it for you.
The other major feature on the site is the addition of my Etsy store. I am hoping to make the buying experience more formal than it was before. I hope to list the price of artwork online, something the buyer would have to email me about in earlier versions of the site. Initially this wasn't a big issue, but the inclusion of more book and print work lend themselves to lower prices, and consequently, higher demand. This store feature is an experiment to help remedy that disconnect.