I have had a website, www.kemmestudios.com, for a number of years. The main reason for the website was so those who collect my oil paintings, or who put in a request for a fundraiser, would have the ability to see what I had available. It was not necessarily to sell art, but was more for convenience. Prior to that I would have to email JPEGs of my paintings (of course only 3 at a time, so I would have to send a crap-load of emails to 1 person).
I read the book, Idiot’s Guide to Frontpage, and created the website from scratch. I hosted it on Go Daddy.com and let it be. I only updated it here and there when paintings were sold or donated. However, over the years I have forgotten my web design skills so the thought of doing any drastic changes to the website (re-adjusting tables and cells, etc) seemed too daunting of a task.
Then I started this blog in July of 2010 and have been loving it ever since. I change the look of the site all the time. I love the flexibility and ease of using a WordPress blog format. So then it finally dawned on me…why not turn my oil painting website into a blog? I could then add articles related to art whenever I wanted to. I had years ago created 3 newsletters with some articles in them. I could simply transfer those articles into posts for simplicity of reading. Then, I can add more posts at will.
When it came down to it, I decided that I love the convenience of using a pre-made WordPress theme, and of course, the joy I get with saving money. I hope I made the right decision. Let me know what you think.
Either way, check out my newly remodeled website (now blog) at www.kemmestudios.com