I'm pretty cheap when it comes to paying for website hosting and design. I understand that professional web designers who do a great job deserve every penny they get, but I update my website so frequently that I cannot justify paying to have someone do it for me. For many years I have maintained my own website using various companies with varying degrees of success.
Enter Weebly. It's the perfect tool for artists, photographers, or anyone wanting a professional looking website that can be up and running in about 5 minutes...including e-commerce sites. For FREE (basic site) or at a REALLY great price (bells and whistles) they offer a drag and drop website that does everything I could ever want a website to do. It is SO easy to use. It's entirely customizable. It is optimized for mobile and even has an app allowing you to edit your site from your mobile device. I have never seen anything like it. So I have just made the switch. Check it out and I think you will agree. Here is my new site: Lisa Ober's new website. Let me know if you decide to give it a try!
Here's a little screen shot:
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I have an artist friend who has been working on new mounted linen panels and I was lucky enough to try one! Now I'm hooked. They are beautifully made and very smooth--as I was hoping. Here is my practice piece on the new board, a portrait of my daughter in oil. 18 X 18. Now I need to get more panels from my friend!