I just popped in to check the board "real quick" before starting dinner and won't be able to check out your site till tomorrow I think...
But when I did my website... I looked at a bunch of other bear artists' sites -- as a collector -- and tried to figure out what I liked and did not like about them. Then I tried to incorporate those things (or leave things out) in my own site.
Not sure if that will help...
Although my site is fairly new, it seems to be a bit sluggish.
Your site is sluggish due to the file size of the images. The main page has Skippy at 198K, Fergie at 98K, HuggyBear at 343K, Margaret at 395K plus the other images. That is alot to download. You have to reduce these images to actual dimensions rather than scaling. If you don't know how to do this, please reply back.
Thank you very much. I am very new to the web business so I guess I'm a bit insecure about it. It's funny that you noticed Clarisse and Belle. These are also two of my favorites therefore they were given special names. Clarisse is named after my cat and Belle is named after my rabbit. I do tend to name my bears after special people and four legged friends in my life. I will continue to make bears because I am addicted. I wonder if some day someone will have to start a TBA organization (Teddy Bears Anonymous).