Glass Bottles

Based on a photograph of very old glass bottles from a collection, this rendition of a digital painting has been added to a potpourri of products, available in the following galleries:

WordPress Block Patterns

I’m not a WordPress expert, but I’m happy to share information about features which I enjoy using on my site. This particular post relates to use of block patterns.

In order to use block patterns, you must be using the block editor to compose content. Haven’t tried it, yet? Well, here’s information on converting from the classic to the block editor.

Footnote: As a result of this fundamental change, theme updates regarding compatibility have ensued, and several themes have been discontinued. These themes remain in use, however, until such time as owners change the theme used on their respective sites; after which, the previously used (discontinued) theme will no longer be available.

Here is a list of themes which “fully support use of the new block editor to create and edit content”.

I use the free Twenty Twenty-One (default) theme on my site.

Block Patterns are a collection of predefined blocks that you can insert into posts and pages and then customize with your own content.

Source: Support

Here’s a video demonstrating how you can add block patterns into a post or page on your web site:

Examples

One of my favorite block patterns serving to complement use of a vertical perspective photograph, can be found at Patterns > Images > Images And Text. You can see an example post, and I’ve also included a screenshot below:

After replacing the provided image with my own photograph, I select the desired image size to use from the right sidebar. Then, add text.

If you should decide to delete the block pattern you’ve selected, simply click in the editor on the top edge of the block pattern, then on the three (vertical) dots & choose “Remove block”.

Here’s another one of my favorite block patterns to use. It’s can be found at Patterns > Images > Two Images And Quote. Screenshot:

You can adjust the spacing of your image in Column 1 by changing the Offset numbers (from 0 to 1 shifts the image right, towards center). To do so, first select “Block” at top of the right sidebar. Next, you’ll need to click within the block itself, in between the two columns. Having done so, you’ll see the aforementioned spacing options become available in the right sidebar. Adjust as desired.

Here are linked examples of other block patterns I commonly use:

  • Example: Patterns > List > Numbered List
  • Example: Patterns > Quote > Image And Quote

Conclusion

Though many themes in the past have provided WordPress users with varied aesthetic and functional capacities, the new block editor with block patterns has changed the extensibility of what is possible.

Now, users have the opportunity to create content in a myriad of manners, using block patterns individually, or in combination with other blocks (i.e., Media, YouTube, Lists, Quotes, etc.).

There are presently dozens of block patterns available, with many more in the pipeline. This is the likely future of WordPress, one in which users will have much greater control over their content.

I hope you’ve found this post informative & useful. Thanks for reading!

Clear Creek

Photographed near Barnett Bridge in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, still water of Clear Creek reflects a hillside of trees and a moderately clouded sky. Prints available.

Textured Earth Tones Abstract

With a muted earth tones color palette and added texture, this abstract pattern design incorporates chaotic shapes into an aesthetic flow. It looks good on a variety of products, and you can see more in my shops at Redbubble and Pixels. Here are a few samples…


Throw Blankets

Available is sizes small, medium (shown here) and large, this decorative throw blanket would make a wonderful accent piece for your home. Made from fluffy 100% polyester fleece, it’s soft to the touch and very comfortable. Edge-to-edge sublimation printing on front, with solid white on reverse. Machine washable.


Yoga Mats

This premium yoga mat is 24″ wide by 72″ long by 1/4″ thick. Made from natural rubber with a blended microfiber top surface. Printed on top with a solid black back (with textured dimples for better floor grip). Wash with a damp cloth, air dry.


Throw Pillows

Update any room with this double-sided print throw pillow. Available in several sizes, it features a concealed zipper opening for a clean look and easy care. Soft and durable 100% spun polyester cover with an optional polyester fill/insert.


You can see more in my shops at Redbubble and Pixels. Check it out.

Sunset Clouds

Golden Time of The Day

Enjoy this beautiful rendition of clouds at sunset reflecting light in golden hues of orange, with a complement of blue skies in the background. This colorful, vibrant textured digital artwork could fill your living spaces with positive vibes. So, stop by and visit my gallery at Pixels to select the perfect piece for an empty wall. With many print types available, customization options allow you to make it your own to enjoy this artwork for many years.

Museum-quality framed prints are assembled, packaged, shipped and delivered “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.

Gitche Gumee

The Big Lake

The legend lives on…this is Lake Superior, referred to by the Chippewa Indians as “Gitche Gumee” – the Big Lake. I took this photograph in the upper peninsula of Michigan, near Little Presque Isle outside of Marquette. If that’s too far to drive, you can always visit my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble to enjoy The Great Lakes.

Blue Blocks Abstract

There are many different prints available in my gallery to suit your particular space – home, office, business lobby, cafeteria setting, etc.. You can also customize a framed print to make it your own! Enjoy this contemporary, minimal geometric artwork…

An Evening In Venice

Enjoy my digital rendition of Venice, Italy, based on a photograph from unsplash.com & featuring a colorful twilight reflecting across an historic canal.  You can find great products – from prints to phone cases & apparel – in my shops online, here:

Blue And Gold Reflections

This geometric digital artwork features reflections of an ornate, symmetrical glass structure in hues of blue and gold with sharp edges. It’s available in my shops at Redbubble and Society 6, on a variety of gift and apparel items…

Reflections of Blue And Gold

Architectural Labyrinth

Better Leave Bread Crumbs


This ornate structure looks the same in every direction – so, where’s the door?! Like that famous hotel in California…you can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave.

You can visit my shops at Pixels, Society 6 and Redbubble.

Ocean Sunrise

South Carolina

This photography was taken several years ago on the beach of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, as the morning sun ushered in the start of a new day. Visit my shop to see more…

  • wall art
  • home decor
  • puzzles
  • lifestyle
  • stationary
  • phone cases
  • beach
  • coffee mugs
  • face masks
  • apparel

Spectral Distortion Pattern

Visit my shop at Redbubble to discover some great gift and apparel items featuring this colorful, chaotic pattern design…clothing, kids & babies, phone cases, stickers, wall art, home & living, stationary and accessories. How about some pizza? Well, sorry – no food. Enjoy!