Summer Pierre’s 100 stories

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Happy Monday folks!

I’ve been itching to write for the past few days, but I had to hold myself back to make sure that I don’t dip my paws into the website before it’s fully ready. So there’s lots of catch up on, so I’m just going to dive right in with the work of Summer Pierre!

Summer Pierre is well-known for writing and illustrating one-page illustrated stories, which occasionally gets published in zine form. Her latest project is 100 stories in 100 days – in which she flexes her muscles further by committing to a daily regime of creating. You can read more over at her blog, or check the collection out over at Flickr.

Take-away message for the week: Stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone and exercise those creative muscles! If you’ve been doing the same thing over and over again, why not change things up a little? Whether it’s changes in frequency (like what Summer is doing), or changes in the selection of your subject matter (drawing cupcakes all the time? Maybe it’s time to trade it in for a messy plate of spaghetti!) – don’t be scared to mix it up a little.

Almost there!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the new home of Pikaland! We’re still tying up some loose ends here and there while we get the website ready – fluffing up the cushions and making some last minute adjustments before we make it official, so take a look around and enjoy your stay!

Here’s a couple of nifty stuff to explore while we sort things out:

  • You can now view the website on your mobile and tablet without wanting to gauge your eyes out!
  • We’ve integrated the shop into the website, so everything is in one place!
  • Go on and participate in issue #11 of the Good to Know zine – it’s a touchy topic this issue: the jobs you take on!

UPDATE: We’re in the midst of making sure that everything is good to go here on the new site, so unfortunately some of your earlier comments were lost in the process! The good news is that it won’t be much longer until we’re up and running at 100%, so please bear with us! 🙂

A change will do you good

Happy Monday folks!

I’ve been a little scattered with posting for the past week – but I think you’ll find that it’s for a very good reason. You see, I’ve been quietly putting the finishing touches on Pikaland’s new website for the past few weeks. And it’s going to be ready within the next couple of days!

I have to admit, the design of the current site has been the same for the past 3 years and I felt that it’s time for a change. It was hard to say goodbye to Gemma Correll’s awesome banner and the familiarity of the platform that I’ve used for more than 5 years, but I feel that our community has grown quite a bit (and I’m not just saying numbers!) so I wanted the new website to reflect this. Along with visual changes, there’s going to be additional features that I think you’ll like (hello mobile and tablet users!)

The new site will be a culmination of what I’ve been thinking of for the past few months – a realignment of vision, and a better experience for readers out there. I’ve found the process to be very cathartic too; clearing out the cobwebs have given me new possibilities for moving forward and onward. I’m so excited to show you what’s brewing in the future!

Posting will resume in a few short days and I can’t wait to see you all back here when it’s all done.

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