Big Announcement.....

Well, the big day is coming fast now.  The launch date of my website and on-line Gallery has been set and the count down begins!! One week from Friday, the site will go live. So launch date is Friday, May 7th. I have been working with a web designer for just over 2 months now and we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! She just told me this morning that May 7th is LAUNCH DAY! So this is exciting. Finally,  a place to market and sell my art other than the usual venues available to artists. Am I nervous? Well, probably a little more excited than nervous and a lot relieved that most of the prep work is done…on my side anyway. I have been working more in my office and less in my studio since this process began just because of needing access to my computer. So my work has been mainly illustration and sketching rather than painting and collage work  for the past two months! I have been enjoying the change but will be glad to get away from the desk and back into my studio more. I need to get my hands into the paint and glue again. I am looking forward to the solitude of my studio as it is a more secluded spot in the house compared to my office which is a little too accessible!!  The original plan was to have a Gallery as well as a “Boutique” but I have decided to start with just the Gallery and add the Boutique later…after I get my “sea legs” so to speak. I have learned so much in the past year since I launched The Artful Codger. (the anniversary of which is coming up in June, I believe)  A lot of it has been by trial and error but I am surely a testament to what a person can do if they really have the desire and tenacity to do something!!  If you are toying with the idea of your own website, I would tell you to go for it.  I had a lot of encouragement from some wonderful friends and artists along the way. I picked many a creative brain before I got the courage to take the leap. You have to have faith in yourself. It is definitely a lot of work but you are worth it!!! (Plus the fact that you can “man the store” in your robe and bunny slippers and no one will be the wiser! ) lol!  So keep your eye on the launch pad here and if there are any updates along the way, I will keep you informed…..



  1. linda Said:

    How fabulous! All my best to you and can’t wait to see it all up! 🙂

    • Maron Said:

      Thanks Linda…I count you among one of my favorite creative supporters…=)

  2. Debby Singleton Said:

    SO Exciting!!! Can’t wait to see it. I’m waiting to see some new “puppy” pics too.

  3. Maron Said:

    The poor little guy is having his (snip/snip) surgery Thursday so the next photo will probably be a “cone head” picture! =P

  4. pamq Said:

    Oh, this is getting more exciting by the minute! Can’t wait to see it!

    I’m on the public computer at my Mom’s assisted living facility, but I had to check in to see how your big project was coming along….

    Things are going good here so far….tomorrow is Mom’s care conference….

    • Maron Said:

      So good to hear from you. You have been in my thoughts so much lately. I hope your care meeting goes well! I know you are there working hard and I look forwrd to touching base with you soon!
      xo Maron

  5. Kelly Said:

    Congratulations on your website! I can’t wait to check it out!

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