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So... this page is about as close to being blog-esk as I care to get.
It's simply that old news, some of it I think is pretty cool and don't want to just remove it forever. So here it will go, in order of newest on top.
And... if and when this page gets too long I will figure out how to put some simple navigation on the side. I just hate how blogs are these never ending strings of disconnected stuff. I won't do that.

May 8th 2017
Local Brewery features local artists. ME!!!!
The Sister Lakes Brewing Company, just recently opened in beautiful Sister Lakes Michigan.
My husband and I went to check it out and aside from some darn fine hand crafted beers, I noticed some marvelous paintings on the wall. Turns out they are offering some space for local artists to hang paintings.
How awesome is that? So I inquired, brougnt in a few for them to look at, and viola. So for the month of May my newest works (some of them) are hanging in public.
None of my new paintings are on my site. I may decide to later, or not. A few of these are very texured and that just doesn't photograph well. You need to see them in person. But here is a sneek peek.

Also the Leader did a nice story on the brewery. (Note, you can almost see my paintings behind their equipment.) click here.

I should add, The local microbrewery, located at 92500 C.R. 690 (Sister Lakes Road) For more information, people may call the business at (269) 332-5135.
And yes, my paintings (all but one) ARE for sale. Swing by the brewery, tip a pint, and have a look see.

boring stuff...

Site building news... posted some time in 2017, and as of early 2018... now I may have to look for a new host. My site is hosted on wisesource.com but lately I don't get replies from anyone. Unusual for them. I'm paid up through Jan so I have time but any new building might take a back seat now.

Alas revamping my site is proving to be more of a nightmare than I thought. But this is my plan. My site as it sits now will stay up. This is still my portfolio of past works and for that it works quite well. I still want to open a store for my many craft items. Right from this page will be an entrance to the store. This is my problem. The code I used to build this I learned back in the 90s and it's badly dated. Before I go and build a store, adding literally hundreds of listings, I really need to use cleaner code. This means I either have to relearn computer code all over, (I think I'd rather jump off a bridge.) Or find software, build the site on my computer, then uploade to my host. I actually found some promising software called EverWeb. I downloaded the free trial version, started playing around. Drag and drop you would think this would be easy but NO! They have video tutorials which would be great EXCEPT..... They went and upgraded the software, MOVING all the tools, only never bothered to upgrade the videos. So following along, the guy in the video says "now click here to create new page" only where he is clicking, in a nice row of tools all along the bottom, I don't have. They "moved" the tools. Great! TO where? I'd pause the video, search for AN HOUR, NEVER find the so called tools, get frustrated and before tossing my shoe through the screen, I just have to get up and walk away. Been walking away a lot. I'm ALMOST to the point where I just say to heck with my old dated code, it seems to work just fine on any device. Unless your a geek and look at web code, you wouldn't even know. Then again, what is fine for a site I hand out on a business card, might not be when I need search engines to find me. So to all those who manage to find me anyway (and there have been quite a few) YES I have stuff for sale. Clay canes, pens, notebooks, fairy garden items, TONS of stuff. Just contact me and ask. I promise, I really do plan to open a store at some point. Just real frustrated with stupid people who upgrade software but NOT the tutorials needed to go with it.

ArtmakersWorlds is my portfolio space. This is where I show some of the art and crafts I've made. Enjoy your visit.
WHY I need to open my OWN store.

You will NOT find me on etsy, nor will I promote anyone on etsy. Sorry. Read the whole story here.

Artfire just joined my shit list for horrible sites. And they started out so good too. But they sold out. Ads slapped everywhere, and like SO many other sites in the past, complain too much and get booted. So fine. I've had it with all venue selling. They all seem to go this way. Start out fantastic, grow too fast, then sell out. I'm done with all of them.

Anything you may have found on pinterest or elsewhere (my photos all have watermarks so most people can still find me.) Just contact me directly.


Such as it is.
Zazzle ruined my nice layout. Read >>>
Products are still there, buried.
Even the little widget that showed my stuff, that use to be here is gone.

Ugh, I'm disgusted with Zazzle too. I'm really disgusted with all venue sites now. But at least this one I don't have to do anything to. Items I had listed back when I could build a nice looking, easy to navigate store are still on zazzle. Good luck finding them, but they are there. I haven't added anything new since they destroyed our custom layouts though. Doubt I ever will. Their forums are all but useless. But... I still make the occasional sale, (rarely.) So fine. Stuff I had already listed, is still listed. At least that doesn't cost me anything.

Jenny Mehlenbeck is the creator and owner of Artmakers Worlds copyright 1999 - now. Copying, linking to, downloading, or using ANY images off this site without permission is expressly prohibited!
Want to use something here? ASK ME FIRST!!!!

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