Category Archives: New Works

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

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

Back to Work

Greetings, Everyone!

After not having updated our blog for a year, I have to be honest and say I do not even really know if our fans still follow us.  Life has been a hectic mess for a while, and it has taken considerable work to make things stable again, and the effort has left little energy or time to devote to artistic projects.  I am not one to give up, however, and have remained dedicated to the artistic vision which began all those many years ago when I began this site.

I have been putting more emphasis on the writing side lately, and have completed two additional novels since the last website update and additions to our painted furniture portfolio.  Writing takes considerably less set-up and space than my painting, and it was the best way to maintain my creativity during the stress of moving and beginning a new day job.  The time has come (more like way overdue) for another website revision, as well as producing some new artwork.  I have several pieces ready to be transformed, and will be introducing at least one new theme to our portfolio in the coming months.

Another casualty during my long hiatus was our contact form.  There are some particularities when working with WordPress and forms, and it will take me a bit to get that worked out.  In the meantime, I have included a mail link on our contact page.  It’s not a perfect solution, but it will at least provide a means of contact until I can make the necessary programming changes necessary to make the mail system functional.

Promotion has also been a weak point of mine, but I am working to change that, for both my writing and art sites.  I feel it’s about time that I make my creative endeavors my main career focus, and the only way to achieve that is to put in the effort.

So, if you are a newcomer to our site, then welcome, and if you are a returning fan, rest assured there is a lot more to come in the future.

Until then, be kind to yourself and others.

~Namaste

A New Home

Greetings!

After a long period of being unable to create major works due to a limited creative environment, Reincarnations finally has a new home and studio!  I am still in the beginning stages of setting up, but the future is looking bright.  After three years of limited space, I found myself in a position where I was forced to find both new employment and a new place to live,  I would have found such a task daunting in the past, but my experiences of the last decade have given me unexpected faith in such things, and this faith was rewarded when I managed to secure both, along with a space that I can rehab into a workshop/studio, where I can actually put my woodworking tools and skills to use once again.

It’s been a long road for me, but things are beginning to look up once again.  I should have both my studio and workshop set up within the next 4-6 weeks, and will once again have new works and themes available for order.  There will be more updates in the future, so stay tuned!

Until then,

~Namaste