As you may or may not have noticed, I changed my DA name from "d9studios" to "LizzieDream9". I was going to change it to "Dream9Studios" but stupid me already registered that name back in 2009 so I couldn't use the name even though I own that account (those are some stupid rules). I thought it was time for a change and something that sounded far more personal and specific. Also my premium membership will be up for renewal in less than three months and since I'm not sure if I can afford to renew right now, I decided now was the time to change my username (only premium members can do so) since it may be my last chance for a while. That's just one of the changes I'm making for 2015.
I am currently working on a brand new Dream 9 Studios
website that will be a massive upgrade over the old/current version. For one thing, I finally fixed the problem with the footer not staying at the very bottom of each page when the page was "short". Now it will work the way it was supposed to from the beginning. Much of the coding for the entire site has been completely rewritten to be better/slicker/streamlined/faster/smoother/improved. I plan on uploading the new site later this month. I still have a few more pages that need to be written up first. It shouldn't take too much longer.
The biggest change will be in the art gallery. I will be retiring the concept of the gallery being split into Dream Times and Dark Times. Too many of the artworks I have created or are in the process of creating were capable of being in both galleries rather than it being "black and white" clear for only one gallery. Now there will be nine categories based on theme and subject matter. I have made the rule that no artwork can be in more than two galleries so as to cut down on seeing the same work too many times. I am also creating a special "Redux Gallery" where I will show the artworks that I have revised over the years along with their previous versions to show how each evolved over time. There's still a lot of work to do before that gallery is finished and ready for debut (that's the bulk of what work is left for me to do before I can launch the new site). I also have added several artworks from years past that I had previously removed from my online galleries for whatever reason. I went back over everything I've created since 2004 and put all the best works into the new galleries so there will more than likely be several artworks that many haven't seen before or in a very long time. I'll be updating my Deviant Art gallery to reflect many of these changes.
The D9S Art Shop
is still under construction. That's going to take a lot more work. I had hoped to build a new shop based on WooCommerce but I'm having way too much trouble with it. I'll use the previous shopping cart software for now and consider porting it over to another some time later on. I hope to have it finished in time for a beginning of 2015 launch but I'm not sure if that's going to happen on time or not. Even though the shop isn't up yet, you can still buy my prints here at Deviant Art
or at Etsy
. If there's an artwork that you want to buy a print of that is not listed in either place, just ask me and I'll create the print listing for you.
Now I'm going to get back to what I do best, my art. I have several new tools to try out (including Reality 4!!!) along with a lot of new ideas I've wrote for me to create in my notebook. I'll be back when I have more art to submit. If you want to follow the official D9S Blog, it's at this link
. Thank you for all your views, comments, and watches. I appreciate each and everyone of you for supporting my art.