Status Update

Design Shop: After numerous external delays, serious health hiccoughs, family matters and more than a few steep learning curves, it would seem as though the new Design Shop software is finally functioning. There are still a number of tests that need to be completed to ensure that everything is running smoothly. However, that process should be resolved fairly quickly. Now the big hurdle is to track down why this site is taking so long to load. AND to optimise images and CSS, thereby placating the great god google. See you SOON!

The Day I Got Jabbed

The photo is the blog post featured image in support of the #Rollup4WA COVID-19 immunisation program and social media campaign in Western Australia.

It has been a very long time since I last live-blogged an event. Here’s the stream of consciousness as I faced down the first jab. Anita Richards Designs supports global and Western Australian COVID-19 immunisation efforts: thinking globally, acting locally.

Website Announcement

Good news: The way forward for the Design Shop has been resolved!  Currently all products and coupons are being migrated to a new to me cart system. The cart, or so I understand from the documentation, seamlessly integrates with WordPress. So please bear with me a little longer whilst the process is completed.

Status Update

Unfortunately, COVID persists and for me the last three months have been a whirlwind of “busy doing other things” to say the least. The glitch discovered in the Shopping Cart checkout system persists also and I just haven’t found it within my capacity to sort it out… yet. So, the shop downloads are currently offline as explained in this post here…

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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE Saturday 0009

Hey hey hey! Can you believe that January is almost done and dusted already? I have been full on getting things accomplished and, weirdly, I am feeling a teensy bit sad that most of the month is already marked off. Nonetheless, today I have a new sketchPLATE for you and true to the name sketchPLATE the inspiration for this template comes from a haute cuisine plating photograph would you believe!?! I love the fine art of haute cuisine and have tried a few plating experiments of my own over the years … lots of practice still ahead…

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I blinked! and somehow September slipped away before I could find my feet for the sketchPLATE. I’m scoring it up as an “its 2020 just roll with it” month … … moving on to October’s sketchPLATE Saturday AND the all new sketchPLATE Saturday podcasts. Overall, this page is kind of intended to be is a florist’s dream come true; the finished page bubbles and froths with flowers!

Status Update

There has been a glitch identified in the Shopping Cart checkout system where a small amount is displaying as a Grand Total. This glitch applies to international customers only and is ONLY a display error. You will not be charged the GST if you are not an Australian resident.

More information about this known issue can be found here…