So it’s more or less ready. I’ll still be adding more items to the gallery and probably rewriting the about / process sections, but functionally speaking the framework is up and installed.
Better yet, I didn’t take out Acrylo when I removed the WP install of BL since they were foolishly put on the same server (I admit, by me, years ago). That mess has been cleaned up and things are pretty neat, which is a good feeling. Even outside of the site itself, it just feels better to know that my previous and rampant Frankenstein code has been replaced with something more robust. Not perfect, it’s still my cobbled together handiwork, but being simpler there’s less moving parts, so to speak.
It’s also one of the few unobscured, colour photos that exist of me this side of Facebook, which is sort of a change. So, now you have a face for the disembodied voice that is this column.
It’s sort of weird because they’re being printed in Vancouver and I haven’t actually received my shipment yet, so this is the first I’ve seen of them. It’s so hard to tell how the colour will turn out even now because there’s so many variables in the photography itself. I’ll just have to remain patient. They won’t be the same blue as the site, I realize, because of the brown and I tried to compensate as much as possible but in the end it is what it is and I’m more than happy. I’m excited to feel the texture and thickness.