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  • Casey Hines

It is sad when a creative mind resorts to question marks for a title. Tends to happen when your last blog was a farewell, yet you have much more to say. Plus, such a cliche!


I have been faced with several challenges in my life. Past few years have been hell, but keeping me from any type of demise or complete defeat have been my 2 daughters. I am forever grateful and in debt to their mom for bringing them into this world. I'm even thankful to her, despite ending things like she did, because it has truly tested me as an artist and a human being.


I have tried to sell my art through this site and Etsy......not too successful. I even marked things off, offered deals, etc. I thought this website would help propel my art as a whole. I want to hang on to my URL, but feel I need to take a few steps back. Start putting more effort into Instagram posts, applying to expos, exhibitions and festivals. Better yet, keep the site, close the shop and build interest through social media (have sold the most of my art through that anyway).


Different things work for different people. I know my audience is out there.


So, for now, I'm concentrating on finishing some overdue projects, documenting my journey for "content", getting a more construct base for it all as a business and self-therapy, doing more for me (art wise, etc.), keeping the mutual influence going on between my daughters and I, keeping on this highroad, and generally living and moving forward.


As for the current future of this site........I got until August of 2023 to figure that out. For now, I'll keep doing my best to keep it up and building on.


Until another time, Good or bad-find a way to keep going forward!!!

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  • Casey Hines

I will be taking my web address/url and move to another service company. I have only been going backwards in progress with Wix, so I have had enough of the games, lack of communication, pathetic customer service, etc. I have been advised that I am the only one having these many issues.


Until I find a proper home, I can still be contacted via Facebook and Instagram (just remember Broken Crown Studios in your searches and you'll find me). I apologize to the few who do read these, and have visited my site. It has been difficult to upkeep something where issues continuosly keep me from moving forward with more content, etc.


I will keep going forward as a business and means of pulling through my anxiety and depression as self therapy with my art! If you or anyone you know suffers from mental illness, talk to someone, get help and know it's ok not to be ok!


In the immortal words of the Ska band, The Toasters,

"Don't let the bastards grind you down!"


STAY WEIRD!

  • Casey Hines

Back from my trip with my daughter's, found a new job a few days after getting back, and have several more ideas for art projects/pieces. Opening the store back up soon, just not sure when. I have to readjust the inventory since I have sold a few items via social media.


Hoping to balance things enough that I can start a series of work up, apply to exhibitions, finish up some overdue projects, etc


Here's an example of how I see images in man-made and mother nature made things (even on my VACATION)


Marble-esc pillar at the Gringots ride in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. (Looked like a weirdo snapping photos)


One of 2 ideas (this is just the second one) from just one part of this image. I have about 30 pictures of things I saw stuff in while we waited it out in the lines.


So, that is about that.....for now. Until another time!!!