I have been staying up until the wee hours and then again mostly waking up in the wee hours, nervously unable to sleep, in my attempt to bring you all something new and exciting. At least I think it is exciting. Here we are at my self- imposed deadline and I don't have it yet. If patience is a virtue, then I don't seem to have it. I have been working, planning, editing, and dreaming (yes, this project has been haunting my dreams) but in the end, none of that matters. I can't give you all what I wanted to and I feel it in my aching heart, my sweaty palms, and my sleep deprived, addled brain...Wow! This is not what you tune-in here for is it?
SURPRISE! ( to you and me both, I wrote that passage early this morning, when things weren't looking too good, and then seconds after I wrote that, my NEW WEBSITE came online!)
You didn't know you were coming to a party today, did you? Well, you are my guests of honor! I am so excited to share the completely new, redesigned, and updated www.meganchapman.com with my lovely blog readers first!
I hope you will enjoy visiting this comprehensive site of all my currently available work. It is simple, easy to use and navigate. My favorite feature is the slide show in the Work section. Enjoy viewing my work on a black background and watch each galleries collection go by. I personally think my colors really pop against the black background. This site enables you to know exactly where each of my paintings are currently, and at which galleries they can been viewed in.The galleries contact information and websites are readily displayed and easy to access as well. The Bio/Statement section contains exactly that, along with the galleries contact information again, and links to this blog, and my MySpace page. This was really important to me, as I wanted a "one stop" shop so to speak, linking all of my web presences together in one central location. Next, is the Resume page, and there you will find my current resume, listing select exhibitions and accomplishments spanning the last thirteen years of my art career. Following that page is Interview, where you can read the thoughtful interview I was given by California artist Tim Lane who created and writes the artist interviewing artist blog on MySpace. The next feature I am excited about is Podcast, just click on go to podcast archive, and you can hear the podcasts I recorded in conjunction with my exhibit, "According to the Vapors" at Gallery Fraga in Bainbridge Island, Washington. I will be adding more current podcasts as time allows. I love talking about my work and the concepts around it; and this is a great format for me to reach folks that I may never meet personally. My website concludes with my Contact page, enabling viewers to contact me directly for comments or questions about my work.
So, that is it. Welcome to the new and improved meganchapman.com!
Please go and enjoy it, and let me know what you think! I am very proud of my new site, especially because I designed it all by myself, with the help of iweb on my new Mac- (and yes, the site looks a little better on a Mac, so if you have access to one, check it out there too, the slide show really comes alive!)
Oh yes, and after you enjoy it, please feel free to share it, post it on your blog, send the link to a friend, stumble it, anything you can think of that might be helpful in promoting my new site... thank you dear readers and thanks again for coming to my party, so glad we all could make it!