This may be a bit early, but I am impatient and excited to get things going. I am using this post to announce and launch my new art-focused website ART @ CHC.
This dedicated site (chcollins.com/art) will better highlight my visual art, which I think got lost in the commentary and diverse topics that I explore here on The 100 Billionth Person. So from now on, I will be posting my painting and photography at ART @ CHC.
I no longer have an art business presence (goodbye Mountain City Arts) but this does not mean I want to stop making and sharing my art or even selling it if the opportunity arises. But I have modest expectations: right now, I just want to make sharing easier.
I have programmed several websites in the past but ART @ CHC is the first time I tried to use WordPress (blog software) to create a site. It is also the first time I used pay-versions of themes and plug-ins. Even using pay-software, I wound up spending more hours than I care to admit reverse-engineering and tweaking it all, until I got ART @ CHC to look and perform the way I wanted. The best part of using pay-software is that ART @ CHC is more mobile-friendly than The 100 Billionth Person. I hope it works for you.
There are only a few galleries at ART @ CHC right now, but there will eventually be 20-30 galleries of modest size and distinct themes. I will not make ART @ CHC an image dump. I intend to curate the galleries and populate them with my best work.
One issue I have not yet addressed is how to subscribe to gallery updates at ART @ CHC. For now, I can only ask that you please check in now and again. Thanks for your interest and I hope it is rewarded.