I decided to update the website http://vivienblackburn.com and add a page with selections from my sketchbooks on the various subjects that interest me.
I'd find it really helpful if you would look and comment on the website - how would you improve it? (remembering I can't go into the html and change things, I have to work within the templates given - though they are fairly flexible)
Katherine gave me some excellent advice, which I'm working my way through. One was not to have such a long list of pages on the left but to have fewer and then sub pages within them - what do you think? (I have to work out how to do that!) ... what else?
The purpose of the site is mainly to showcase my work to potential new galleries - so I can't put prices on.
Any feedback and advice would be gratefully received - even if I don't agree or can't do it! opinions and views are valuable.
Thank you :>)
I thought I'd add an image so this isn't just text :>)
This is a sketch done at the zoo one February - it was bitterly cold, I was outside and they were watching me from a couple of inches away, the other side of thick plate glass. They were in a heated room - I was out in a cold windy covered viewing tunnel.
The mother was fascinated by what I was doing and the baby was racing about playing - I had to sketch him each time he returned to his mother. They had some sheets and she had wrapped one around her and looked like a little old washer woman.
She was so intelligent that I felt it was only good manners to talk to her and show her what I was doing :>) - she seemed interested and leaned forward for a better look.
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