Author Archives: Michael

Busy Times

Greetings!

Things have been rather busy lately; I now work ten hour days in my ‘real job’, and am then rushing to work on finishing a side job in order to level the financial hole I went into during my recent job change.I spent the Memorial Day weekend putting down about 1000 sq ft. of flooring, and am working to finish the job before my little one comes to visit. In between these jobs and sleep, I’ve managed to complete an audio recording of my second novel, as well as our second video for Youtube. Our new painted furniture channel can be found here.
I will be making more videos soon, depending on our impending change of studio, which should be happening within the next few months, so visit us soon. More changes are coming soon!

Until Next Time,

~Namaste

Painted Furniture Video #2

Greetings!

Our second Painted Furniture video is now available for viewing on YouTube! This new video is the first to concentrate on the many themes available from our studio. The Sea Life theme is one of our most requested, and can now be viewed here: Sea Life Theme
Our Sea Life theme can also be found on the Reincarnations Painted furniture website here.
We are going to feature current and future projects on our channel, but due to the lengthy turnaround time for such pieces, we well also be producing supplemental videos, such as our latest, to showcase our previous works as well. Little Savannah, an aspiring artist in her own right, will be joining our studio, and we will be sharing her artistic journey as well in our upcoming projects. This will give our viewers a birds-eye view of our artistic process as we create new works of functional art.
I hope you will join us.

Until Next Time,

~Namaste

New Painted Furniture Video

Greetings!

I apologize for the lateness of this post; my already hectic schedule has doubled down, and just about every minute of my day is now filled with one project or another. I have begun work on our second video, which will be the first in a series detailing the many themes found on our site, and should be able to release it by the end of the week. I know four weeks between videos is somewhat disappointing, but I have many other duties and responsibilities, and have to schedule my time as best I can. It may take a short time, but I believe I will be able to post on a more regular basis within the next couple months.
In the meantime, be sure to stop by our video channel on YouTube. We have several painted furniture projects to complete in the coming months, and I cannot wait to share them with you.

Until Next Time,
~Namaste

YouTube Painted Furniture Channel

Greetings!

We have established our painted furniture channel on YouTube with the release of our first video. Our second video will feature the beginning of a new project: a spring meadow dining table and chair set. We have recorded the first section, and will be recording the next segment during the last weekend in March. We will be doing a variety of projects in the future, so be sure to check us out. Of course, we will be posting our step by step photos and portfolio examples as these new projects are completed.
It will take some time before we can establish a regular posting schedule for our videos; daily life has a way of springing its share of surprises lately, and we are looking to find a new studio within the next few months. Meanwhile, however, we will continue to do our best to bring new segments (I’m not a fan of the word ‘content’) to the best of my ability. We hope you will tune in and enjoy.

Until next time,

~Namaste

Our First Video

Greetings!

We are pleased to announce we will be posting our first YouTube video on March 24th. I am aware I am somewhat late to the social video front, but we finally made it. Future videos will show the progress of our various painted furniture projects, painting tips and demonstrations, and more, as I teach my little one how I create works of functional art, and other contemporary craft projects. I hope this will expose more people to our studio, and possibly bring attention from those looking to commission pieces in our style.
The link to our introductory video is below:

Introduction

We hope you will join us in our continuing artistic journey!

~Namaste

Coming Soon…

…to a screen near you!

Greetings!

My daughter and I have recorded our first video for YouTube! I have started the Reincarnations Painted Furniture channel on that site, and will be creating content for it on a regular basis going forward. Of course, this will not be a professional production – I don’t have assistants and producers, or even a cameraman, other than myself, so it is certain the videos may lack a certain polish, but what it lacks in bells and whistles will be more than compensated for in terms of material. My daughter will be learning to create painted furniture in the Reincarnations style, and we will be sharing her artistic journey, along with tips, demos, and complete projects. It will most definitely be a home-grown project, but I hope those with interest in our work will join us. It is not my purpose to ever monetize the channel; we just want to share our passion to a wider audience. With luck, we will be able to eventually move to a larger studio, but we will always strive to keep our channel personal and fun. I will publish a link to our channel when I complete the editing process. I realize we are a bit slow to utilize the technology at our disposal, but those who know us know the reasons behind such a slow delay, one I hope we can put behind us once we begin posting regular videos.

Until then,

~Namaste

Returning to Form

Hello!

Well, in case anyone hasn’t noticed, I have returned to regular updates to the Reincarnations Painted Furniture website and blog. It has been a long, slow recovery from the damage done by my ex (and my stupidity in believing any of the b.s. in the first place), but the worst of the damage is past, and the return to form has been long in coming, but I am finally making headway. As some may have noticed, I’ve trimmed the site of all its fat, and will addressing the two remaining problems soon. This will include a reworking of our contact page, as well as a different approach to displaying the galleries of various painted furniture and other artworks we have created.
Also, we will be launching a new (to us) promotional endeavor I think people will respond to in a positive way. More news on that soon.
So, yes, there are many more changes to come, and despite the amount of work involved, I am excited to begin this new undertaking. I let the site languish for far too long, and have begun to put the necessary energy back into my creative endeavors.
All in all, it’s about time.

Until Next Time,

~Namaste

New Painted Furniture Coming Soon

Hello everyone!

Things have been busy of late, as I have been preparing for a new painted furniture project I am looking to begin at the beginning of March – this weekend, as a matter of fact. I cannot yet disclose much more at this point, as I want to have something concrete to show for my efforts. More, this will be an ongoing project that may last for some time, and will involve the creation of the first new works of painted furniture in some time.
The main reason I am hesitant to divulge too much at the present is the simple fact of how much this will add to an already crowded schedule. I am looking to move closer to my day job, while working on two blogs, revising a website, and recording my written works for Audible. To be honest, I just want to make sure I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew, a frequent character flaw for an Aries, and for me in particular. So far, I’ve managed to keep everything on schedule, but despite the excitement I feel, it is better to be safe than sorry.
I’ll make sure to post more as this latest project develops.

Until next time

Website Update Feb. 2024

Greetings,

I have spent a good amount of time over the last two weeks or so working on various aspects of our website, starting with the SEO for the site itself. After some thought, I realized also the site was bloated with themes that, while planned, have not yet been painted, and thus were taking up valuable space. There are new themes and designs coming this year, and those pages will be added as the new pieces are completed.
The next step in this year’s revision is to rework the gallery sections, although that will take some time to complete; there are over a hundred pieces in our portfolio, and I will need to rework them all in order to present them better on mobile platforms.
We are also just a few weeks away from a new announcement regarding our work, and will share the news when the plans have been finalized. It’s going to be a busy year, and I hope you will visit us often to see the changes.

Until Next Time,

~Namaste

Website Update: Feb. 2024

Greetings!

Looking over the data for my site, I discovered to little surprise it has been 4 years since I have done any serious updates to the Reincarnations site.  A good amount of that time was spent dealing with the devastating consequences of allowing myself to be drawn into a relationship with someone possessing a serious and dangerous personality disorder.  These effects were severe, from financial to emotional to physical damage.  I have managed to surmount most of these, though some of the latter two effects will last me for life, and have begun the healing process.  Part of getting back to the person I was and need to be is my need to create, which is why I have begun revamping the site in preparation for the new hand painted furniture projects I have planned for the coming year.

I have already begun making some small changes designed to boost the SEO rankings for Reincarnations – Hand Painted Furniture & Other Artistic Creations.  This site was once on the front page of everyone’s favorite surveillance tool/search engine, but after the change in the algorithm, we were buried under tons of sponsored results.  Even this small change requires a good number of hours, inserting information where it is needed.  One example is the alt description for images.  There are over 800 images used on our site, and it is necessary to edit them all.  And that is just one item on the list.

The changes planned for this site going forward are fairly extensive, and will take some time to implement, but I feel the result will be well worth the effort.  I hope you will join us as we begin anew our artistic journey.

Until Next Time,

~Namaste