As the once great Bob Dylan proclaimed, in his lovely song, “Ring Them Bells” —
Ring them bells, ye heathen
From the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries
’Cross the valleys and streams
— and today, I use that song title (forgiving its intrinsic English grammar problems) as one inspiration for a new website, and blog, I’ve created called: BolesBells.com! The new site is dedicated to older folk, like me, who are aged 50 or older, and who want to get into Kettlebell workouts. I settled on “David Boles Bells” as the name of the new project because I would often listen to “Ring Them Bells” while working out with my Kettlebells — it was time to “Ring Them Boles Bells!” There is a distinct connection for me between the power of that song, and the majesty of flowing in a Kettlebell workout. I also appreciate how every artist who sings “Ring Them Bells” presents a completely different take, and inspiration, on the lyric — just like we, we Kettlebellians, all have different routines, and practices, even though the core intention remains the same: To get in shape and stay there! As well, as we celebrate this new Boles Bells online entity, I am also honored to share with you the lovely “Boles Bells” logo created by the incredibly talented Andrei Gorshkov:
Ring them bells with an iron hand
So the people will know
When you begin a new online project, you have to have the right idea, seal the niche, and structure the site so it makes sense.
Here is the initial site structure plan for the BolesBells.com that has already evolved over time.
Now here’s part of the initial, live design — as of today — for BolesBells.com:
After all that work on the structure of the website, I soon realized I also needed to add a blog to make it easier to provide quicker, and smaller, searchable updates.
So, the David Boles Bells Blog was also created — and here’s how it looks today:
Keep checking back at BolesBells.com for more website and blog design changes to come!
Oh it’s rush hour now
On the wheel and the plow
And the sun is going down upon the sacred cow
Here’s the first logo I purchased from Adobe for use on BolesBells.com — also created by Andrei Gorshkov.
When I realized I had no idea how to edit the artwork, I contacted Andrei, and asked him to design a whole, fresh, new logo — and he did a wonderful, final, job. In a future article, I’ll detail the creative process Andrei and I used in finding the right spirit, and style, for the finished Boles Bells logo.
Ring them bells Saint Catherine from the top of the room
Ring them from the fortress for the lilies that bloom
For the lines are long and the fighting is strong
And they’re breaking down the distance between right and wrong