I started making a website because many people around me asked about my background and work, but now I have a blog, and more and more people are looking for it. So, to express my gratitude to the people who visit my website, I will take this opportunity to change the monotonous front of the homepage.
The previous front page in website looked like below:
But I wanted to make it possible for people who click on my homepage here for the first time to see my blog posts at a glance. Recently, many applications have been developed to display updated blog content. Rather than a complicated technical explanation, I would like to show my case by introducing it briefly.
First, go to the FeedWind setup screen site like below : (Click on the screen below to go to the site)
This site is the simplest way to create dynamic content such as news feeds and blog feeds on your homepage.
It is free to use (during 14 days) and requires membership registration. Facebook or Google users just need to log into their account.
After 14 days, you pay for the service continuously:
Here is the service plan (click)
The following window will appear on the first screen.
A window for selecting the type of content source to be displayed, click RSS Feed here.
Then you will see the screen below.
Just put the blog feed address in the Feed URL window you see.
For instance, I put my address like this : https://www.annakoh.com/blog/feed/
For example: https://example.weebly.com/blog/feed/
Note: Weebly RSS feeds are not available from regular Weebly (non-blog) pages without using a 3rd party service. However, multiple blogs can exist on a single Weebly site each with their own feeds, so there is a workaround.
And select the options such as the size of the blog feed to be displayed in the menu below, the text format, the scroll speed, the image to be displayed, etc. according to the situation. Each time you select an option, you can see the different results in the right corner.
If there is a problem, the following message will appear.
In this case, you should double check your blog feed' URL.
TIP: Right-click on the RSS icon shown like below on the right, and use menu item: “Copy link address” from the menu.
If all goes well, it's time to insert it into the page where I want.
Once you have entered the feed URL, click the red rectangle menu (Save & Get code) on the screen below.
And then you can see the below window.
You can click the Copy Code button on the left. It means that you can copy the html code.
And then you should return to the menu bar in Weebly.
Click the Embed Code on the left sidebar like below.
In my case, I inserted the module at the bottom of the very first screen of the homepage.
Show a little patience, we're almost there. If you have passed this far safely, you will see the screen below.
Paste the copied code into the new code window and you're done. Results will be visible 5-10 seconds after seeing the loading message.
This makes the page much more readable and dynamic than before. I hope your website is like that too.
The pandemic has changed our daily lives a lot, and it greatly impacted my artistic activities. The offline exhibition did not know when to start again, and the long-prepared New York Expo was postponed indefinitely. Still, in the face of so many tragedies, those things didn't matter. So I started trying to change the canvas digitally. First of all, I needed a digital tablet to make this attempt a reality.
The quickest way is to ask a professional before buying anything. At this time, I got a recommendation from my brother-in-law, the art director of a game company, so I looked into Wacom. My goal was to find a digital pad that showed an effect as close to drawing as possible. Whether I would use this tablet for carrying around, its weight, screen size, or features were not a priority. It is more important to consider whether I can feel the same sensations as the feel of paper, the feeling of holding a brush, and touching the canvas with a brush. At that point, Wacom was not as perfect as brushing on paper, but it seemed like a good choice.
It takes time to get used to at first because you have to draw with a plastic pen on slippery glass rather than on textured paper, creating the effect of a brush. And although there are gloves to prevent slipping, I didn't buy them because I had to feel the sensation when drawing with my whole hand. Above all, the pen did not go in the desired direction, and it was slippery. Moreover, it wasn't easy because the part to control the concentration of the brush had to be calculated digitally rather than with water. However, the fact that the strength and weakness of the pen is directly reflected on the screen makes the development of technology feel real. In particular, in the case of illustrations, which are more complicated than Photoshop, because they have to calculate and draw vector images, the reflected speed and accuracy are high, so even a 4-year-old daughter can follow it well.
Another difference is that the screen is a long rectangle, so you can draw freely while looking at the Photoshop menu board. Another good thing is the different types of 10 nibs in the nib stand. Especially light pens are good because they don't require a separate battery.
Here, I mainly explained from the point of view of the person drawing the picture. If you need technical support or clarification, please go to the site below.
Digital Art by Wacom, Myungja Anna Koh, 2020
Yesterday I brought my work to be displayed for member showcase in the Mills Pond Gallery. The gallery director, Mrs. Alison, always welcomes me, as an immigration painter, with kindness. She has worked for a company selling paintings in Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan. That is why she has a deep understanding and insight into Asian culture and artwork. Most of all, as you know, if you attend an exhibition, it's common for artists to place a picture on a table and sign a list . But Mrs. Alison is different , and she must show deep affection and interest in the paintings that the painters bring. I learn from seeing her professional attitude.
If you go to the download site below, there are various types of templates that can be printed out on label paper. In my case, I chose the Photoshop version. (Click on the homepage below to go to the site)
Below is the screen when clicking on Photoshop. (It's 2 x 4 inches and uses Avery template 8923)
In my case, I inserted flowcode that can read all the information simply by scanning at the far right. In addition to the picture information, I have included my email and website information.When a customer is interested in my drawing and wants to contact you, you can tap this code with your mobile phone and it will be automatically sent to you via email.
Flowcode uses the latest in QR technology to bring you fast, reliable, and direct connections. Flowcodes have a 9% higher scan rate than generic QR codes. They also allow for unlimited scans and never expire. Additionally, It is a secure Way to use QR Codes. There is no app needed to scan a Flowcode! Anyone can scan a Flowcode using just the camera on their smartphone.
Suppose you look at the blog post How To Label Artwork in an Exhibition, a well-organized professional article on labeling works for exhibition preparation. In that case, it is good to refer to the following :
I put all the information in the 10 label fields.
Then go to the layer flatten image and compress the file.
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