Reading and Writing

My Portfolio!

I’ve been needing (and meaning) to make a portfolio site to show off my work – both creatively and industrially for a while now. I’ve had a barely-used subdomain for uploading art to for a while that served as a gallery, kinda. I use flickr, so the wordpress-installed-sub was almost never used.

Last night, I realized that I could actually use that for my portfolio and I wouldn’t have to go through the whole process of setting everything up again. The domain was already a little perfect (artist.kieryking.com) or at the very least, useable. Thus began hours of theming and tweaking and uploading and screenshot-taking and copywriting for my portfolio that didn’t come to an end until about 20 minutes ago.

I’m pleased because it works on so many levels – I offer services as a wordpress-website-setter-upper (okay, I call myself a website administrator, because I do a bit more than designing, but a smidgen less than developing – as I use frameworks that already exist. Basically, I just don’t know what to call myself that better suits what I do.) So it only made sense to use a wordpress install and a theme I spent hours perfecting and editing code to showcase my skill, my experience, my projects, and my art (shops).

Portfolio

For future ease, I’ve added the link to my portfolio in the navigation – so if you’d like to see what I do as far as web administration, art, film, and my book, it’s all there, with links!

 

Well, you know, plans…

I had a list, right? I know it’s only been a week, but for some reason it seems to be a list of I’m-going-to-do-the-ones-that-involve-mail-but-maybe-not-anything-else instead. Which is great, actually, because I’ve accomplished several other big things since writing that list.

  • Launched the Freeport Creative Arts website! (check it out, it’s epic)
  • Delivered book to Library
  • Leveled to 83 in WoW and now I’m in the Maelstrom.
  • Posted “The Outbreak” weekly – writing each part as I go is really fun.
  • Discovered potential client(s) for websites
  • Wrote 10th Episode of KG (and filming today)
  • Primed warmachine army
  • Finished the red Art in Action book
  • Played with Javascript and a command-line environment via Codeacademy
  • Picked out paintings to send to my brother
  • Packaged the prize for the KieryGeek giveaway

Prize packaged!

KieryGeek: An Epic Giveaway!

If you watched the video, you heard about the giveaway. If you haven’t watched the video, watch it now…

Sounds great, right? I thought I’d share the information here, so more people can join in the fun-ness!

The prize!

The prize!

To win:

First, you must hit the like button on the video. Then, Share the video via twitter, Facebook, pinterest, G+, or wherever.

Comment on the video saying where you shared (oh, for non-facebook, use the hashtag #kierygeek) and something you’d like (or don’t like) to see on the show – “your face” doesn’t count.

For an extra point you can like my Facebook page, and like the video post there – http://facebook.com/kieryswhimsy will take you to kiery’s fake empire.

For another extra point, get a friend (or a few) to like the video (youtube or facebook) and say that you sent them.

The winner will be determined Hunger Games Style (out of a bowl) and announced during the 10th Episode on Friday the 15th.

To claim your prize, email kierygeek[@]gmail[.]com with your name and address and then I can send it to you in the mail!

Listy-list

To help myself stay focused I occasionally make myself a “Things I want to do this week” list. This aids the I-already-filmed-now-what-do-I-do crisis of focus that has become a weekly phenomenon.

I use the phrase “want to do”, because saying things I “need to do” usually ends up leading me into a week of depression for not doing something I didn’t really even need to do in the first place. Instead of making myself a list of things I want to do this week, I decided to make a list of things I’d like to do this month.

  1.  Get to the Ruby Foundations badge of Team Treehouse. (13 badges to go)
  2.  Send out Giveaway
  3.  Send Zach paintings
  4.  Sell a painting (or a book)
  5.  Take book to library (and/or Faith’s)
  6.  Paint 3 pieces and list on etsy
  7.  Announce July hiatus for KieryGeek
  8.  Prime/Paint Protectorate of Menoth army

KieryGeek Premier and EXCITING BOOK NEWS

Last night, I released (and made) the first ever episode of KieryGeek! Before we reach the two-minute mark, I announced some really cool, really exciting book news.

I’m on Amazon!!! With an author profile connected to my book and everything. The link is now updated under “The Balloon Lady (book) > The Book” link in the nav. You can also check out the splash page I set up for my book news – it’s really simple, but there’s a link to the preview (there’s also one in the navigation up top) here.

The Balloon Lady on Amazon

Also, it’s important to note, that all future epic episodes will be taking place on my youtube channel at youtube.com/kierygeek instead of vimeo (because of the cap). So if you don’t want to miss a bunch of cool awesome things, go check it out, and subscribe!