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ArtLog: where are all the shinies?
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(edited Monday, January 2, 2017)

I HAVE MOVED THINGS TO ETSY. You should find almost everything over at https://www.etsy.com/shop/LionessElise. Thank you, and big love to you all! See you over there -- and I hope to keep seeing you around Dreamwidth as well, because I plan to be posting more cool stuff about beads and rocks and jewelry techniques.

If you're browsing for pretty shiny writing inspiration and/or looking for already sold pieces, many of them can be viewed at ArtLog: Things I Have Made.

If you want to find my journal, I'm at https://elisem.dreamwidth.org/.

If you're looking for me on Twitter, I'm LionessElise.

If you want Beads of the Month or would like to support various benevolent conspiracies of art, save up for shinies on the installment plan, or just like encouraging the artisan, I have a Patreon these days: https://www.patreon.com/elisem It's all very exciting.

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OK, this is really frustrating (no thanks to LJ). Do you know of a way to view all of your shinies other than from LiveJournal? Because from LJ what I have to do is:

* Click on next item
* Hit back button
* Get put somewhere in midstream, scroll up to top post
* Click on the "All Shinies are on sale!" link to open up the post
* Click on next item

If there's a way just to see all the items in thumbnail and click on the coolest ones, or scroll through them, that would be a LOT easier!

Apparently I wasn't logged in. When I did, the 'back' button took me back to where I actually was. So that's a workaround; still, not everyone has an LJ account.

Thinking hard about The Oath-Bound Engineer!

Am going to do a copy-paste from an answer to someone else who asked about this recently; please to forgive, but my head's a bit overloaded just now. Anyhow, here:

There is not a catalog or gallery page. I've experimented with them, but they haven't worked as well as this method in my particular case. I got feedback from many people, some of which surprised me, and decided to stick with what already did work.

(Here's the artistic blather about the choice: The feedback pointed out that coming to the pieces through pictures and coming to them through the titles are quite different experiences. It turned out that sticking to a text-based interface wound up reaffirming the word-based nature of something I'm doing with my art, which is serving a storyteller/poet/reader community, self-selected for the love of text. Also, doing it the text-based way gets me poems from Jo Walton and many other folks as a byproduct, and I'd be really sad to lose those.)

The only way to see all of them at once is in person at my table at WisCon or another convention, I'm afraid.

tl;dr: Alas, there is not. The artist regrets bugging some people with this interface, but it's probably going to stay this way.

Thanks for the explanation! I'd always wondered but worried it would be rude to ask.

Totally cool to ask. I should probably make a FAQ though, and link to it from all sale posts. :-)

Also, if you do it from within the post itself, instead of using the "expand" clicky, then the back button should take you back to the post itself. In other words, don't do it from elise.livejournal.com, but do it from inside this post, which is: elisem.livejournal.com/1869278.html

Depending upon your browser, and your mouse capabilities, you can probably open links in a new browser tab or new window. Try right-clicking on a link to see the options.

I'm on Firefox, using a scroll-trackball. Clicking the center scroll wheel on my trackball opens the current link in a new window. I can open dozens and dozens in seconds.

That doesn't address the wish to see them in thumbnail or all at once but it would let you avoid having to deal with the hassle of returning via 'Back' button. Instead, of you'd returning by changing tabs.

LJ's expansion is weird, but I find that if I click on the post title, it takes me directly to the post itself, and it's much easier from there. In Firefox, I can highlight all the links I want to see (which I confess is all of them) and just right-click the Open Links in New Tabs option on the context menu. In IE I have to right-click on the individual links and the Open in new tab option for each one I want to see, but it at least keeps focus on tab with the All Shinies post until I am done.

Both of these mean I never need to touch the back button, and while I can't scroll through them, I can use the [Ctrl][PgDn] command to go from one tab to the next, and see them all that way.

This also means that I have a window with a collection of tabs devoted entirely to Elise's jewelry at any given point in time, which I regularly go through (closing tabs that have sold, opening new links which are marked as as-yet unvisited), but I am okay with that. :)

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