The Starting Line of Summer by Jocelyn Duke

Once again, the beginning of summer parties are about to gear up for many. I've always loved a good party - especially the colorful ones. Red cups, weed, and other party favors... you name it. But with every party fun there always comes a time when one needs or wants to go home. So on that note, please party responsibly...meaning use common sense and take an Uber or Lyft
Simple.

Happy Memorial Day weekend. 
Now party on y'all!

A New Day by Jocelyn Duke

The rain has stopped, the clouds have drifted away,
and the weather is clear again.
If your heart is pure, then all things in your world are
pure...
Then the moon and the flowers will guide you along the
Way.                                                                  

 Ryokan

The New New by Jocelyn Duke

Sad Cats, image from The Sneezles. 2017

Sad Cats, image from The Sneezles. 2017

For the past, I can't remember how many years, I have been searching for a new website because nothing was working for me. My first site, 10 years ago, I had hired someone to make something "amazing." It was ok, but in the end got soooooo frustrating because I had no control over the updating or changing the look of the site. I could only add content to a blog built on WordPress, which was great at the time, but ultimately became a thorn in my side. The site was so sloppy and I began to think of as my own personal "junk hole." So I closed it out and went to Cargo. Boo.

At first, it was great because it was new and shiny so I liked it. However, this partnership became another headache and overly time consuming. My knowledge of coding was slim to none and I just wanted a working site. I had high hopes though. I taught myself how to do whatever coding I could to get the result I was aiming for, but it was never right. So I let that site go and it reverted to "junk hole #2."

Now I am on Squarespace and I am in love with the new new. I have great hopes and expectations that this new platform will be able to grow & adapt to my vision.

My vision, you ask? Good question. I plan to continue to showcase my art, past, present & future pieces, announce any news, update blog posts and news articles that maybe work related. What's new is that I have a proper online shop for those who are interested in purchasing my art or other goods on there. I also offer my creative services for those who need help and guidance for their interior spaces. 

I am bringing my two worlds together that I have jumped between for the past 10 years. I am very excited about this! I truly feel this is a place that I will be able to promote my whole self to the art world, market place and you.

xo - jocelyn