Today starts a new era.
I have previously hosted my page on Tumblr for many years, but I feel it's quite limiting. Tumblr is great to share artwork and silly gifs every now and then, but it's not really a great way to gain exposure. Plus, the format of blogging there is not conductive to my needs. That is why I'm now hosting my site on Squarespace. For the longest time, I've been going back and forth on hosting options. In the past, I have hosted my sites and e-mail through a variety of hosting services. I felt I either had to do a lot of the heavy lifting on my own or face limitations with a blogging format. Sure, Tumblr and Blogger are a lot cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
I have tested out Squarespace on the free trial and I'm ready to plunge into paid hosting again. From now on, this is where I will be showcasing all of my art and my past, current and future projects, that includes the "Maddie Mckenszie" picture book series and the soon-to-be launched novel "Merry Chrissy and the Naughty of Nice Truth" coming out later this year. The "Maddie Maker" Blog is now known as "Making Art Happen", that will showcase the behind the scenes look at my art and relevant posts about creative works.