Welcome

I'm Starly and this is F l o w R S t a t e , the home of my art and my free-flowing cozy corner of the Internet.

The site may look messy for a little bit since I'm working on the layout (again), but you can still take a look around. The Art Gallery should be more orderly though.

It's Me~

Listening to: William Orbit

Playing: Baldur's Gate 3

Watching: House MD

Updates

April 11, 2024

The home page received yet another drastic update. It's not the first time, and it certainly won't be the last, but I can say with confidence now that it looks better each time I work on it.

April 3, 2024

I made a big edit today by adding the first big sub-section to the Art Gallery. This is being done so that I can eventually organize and archive my art pieces from 2022 and years prior. My 2023 pieces and commission work will have their own pages shortly.

As a side project, I'm making a part of the site dedicated to my experiences with listening to discographies from various musicians, bands and genres. Stay tuned... pun not intended, hahah.

April 2, 2024

I edited the Home layout... again. With the way I have the code set up, I can tell it's not going to look as nice on mobile as it did before. Ah well. I'll have to fix that later.

March 20, 2024

Got around to checking the site on mobile and noticed the width of the main content box was wonky, so I fixed that. It should look okay on smaller devices now, or iPhones at the very least. I still recommend flipping your screen orientation so it's set to landscape though.

March 19, 2024

The home page revisions continue. I'm making progress this time though! There's a patterned background now and the navigation bar is closer to the way I like it. I adjusted the main layout so that it may look somewhat better on other monitors. Not sure if it's optimized for mobile yet (I'll test it out when I'm not lazy about checking my phone).

March 18, 2024

Small tweaks have been made to the main layout.

March 15, 2024

The layout is getting a drastic update again. The other one was soothing and the colors were nice, but I need something that gives off stronger Starly vibes. Ideally, that means more vibrant colors and more abstract design, and a little bit more maximalist patterns if need be. How these features will translate visually, we'll find out eventually. For now, I've redesigned the logo, changed the palette, and the overall positioning of some of the layouts. The other parts of the site will be revised accordingly once I get a good look for the Home page.

March 12, 2024

I adjusted the layout slightly so there's less empty space at the top of the page and the main content is closer to the navigation. Would a vertical nav (what most web designers on Neocities choose) suit this website better? That's a question I'm still thinking about. I may change things up visually as I add more pages and get a better idea of how I want each part of the site to look.

March 7, 2024

I typed up a story on the "making of" of this site on the About page. It was going to be a short paragraph or two but then it turned into a whole essay (oops :p). I have a way of doing that when it comes to writing things.

March 6, 2024

Slowly but steadily, the aesthetics are coming together. The banner at the top now has a fittingly flow-y background, inspired by abstract design and my growing affinity for floral patterns. And after going back and forth between different shades of lavender and orange, I decided on a general color scheme of blue-green and yellow-orange with a touch of peach. I didn't want to give up the lavender initially but visually, things have come together better this way.

I fixed the Art section so that it has the same layout and made it look presentable. For some reason the navigation wasn't working right and didn't link to that page, so I fixed that. Nothing too hard, just something I probably missed.

March 4, 2024

I've added the Art page and with it, a broad assortment of my finished art. Most of it is from this year and 2023, with a few older pieces from 2020-2022 in the mix.

March 2, 2024

From this day forward, F l o w R S t a t e is officially LIVE.

I've been working on this site offline for a good two years or so a while. While it was (and still is) a work-in-progress, I decided to publish it to Neocities anyway. It removes the barrier to entry of actually starting and finishing—things that tend to hold me back when working on creative projects. Now I have an extra incentive to get going, and to stick with what I'm making. And I'm going to make this place beautiful.