Website Makeover: Laurinda Stockwell

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The Updated Site

Laurinda Stockwell was using one of our oldest templates, which was not mobile-friendly and didn’t show off her intriguing work as well as it could have. Her work is so immediate and strong that it didn’t require too many bells and whistles, but I wanted a color that complemented it rather than detracted from it. Her work deals with a lot of natural subjects and features a lot of greens and blues, so I ended up with this sort of burlap-and-linen combination that I hope is elegant without calling too much attention to itself. I chose one of our newer fonts for the name of her site, and made it much bigger. I also added a home page to her site, choosing an image that seems to invite the viewer into the site.

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Five Questions for Pauline Fowler

We sit down with photographer Pauline Fowler.

Your work is beautifully textured and layered, and you describe your work as “textural photography.” Can you describe your process?
I use multiple photographs ( all my own nowadays unless stated! ) to overlay on to my original image and create an atmosphere and story. I often do water colour washes on paper, photograph them, and add them as textural layers….you could call it mixed media! The layers should enhance, not overtake, the original image, and the original image is the most important part!

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Website Makeovers: Before and After

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in having a Website Makeover! The response has been overwhelming. If you sent me a request to look at your website, rest assured that I hope to get to each and every site that was submitted, if only to make a few suggestions for how to proceed. In the meantime, if you want to take a stab at redesigning your own site, send me before and after screenshots, and I’ll give you some suggestions and feature your site here on the blog! Let me know if you’re working on your site at claire@artspan.com. Be sure to make use of the tutorials in your control panel.

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The Final Result

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Website Makeovers: Before and After

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in having a Website Makeover! The response has been overwhelming. If you sent me a request to look at your website, rest assured that I hope to get to each and every site that was submitted, if only to make a few suggestions for how to proceed. In the meantime, if you want to take a stab at redesigning your own site, send me before and after screenshots, and I’ll give you some suggestions and feature your site here on the blog! Let me know if you’re working on your site at claire@artspan.com. Be sure to make use of the tutorials in your control panel.

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The Final Result

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