I’m Stealing Like an Artist and Showing My Work. Stealing from Austin Kleon, of course, in that I’ve decided to take advice from his book “Show Your Work!” to build a website that showcases my work. In his book, which is a lovely, approachable short and inspirational read (just like his book, “Steal Like an Artist“), he suggests building a good (domain) name and sharing the process of one’s work on that domain.
My online home for the past number of years has been The Woo Woo Teacup Journal. While I used the site primarily to feature my writing and expound upon whatever was going through my head, I have long sensed that the blog didn’t really reveal the breadth of my artistic talents. Plus, the name, which was chosen because there are a ton of Mary Warners online, strikes me as something that isn’t taken seriously. Yes, I have a wacky side, but that’s not my only side. After discussion with my husband and a domain name search, I purchased maryewarner.com. Thankfully, it was available.
In case it isn’t readily apparent, my current work-in-progress is this website. Please forgive any glitches as I am building it while it’s live.