of roma and etruria and michelangelo

Finally, at long last, we launched a website for Martha Wakeman, a pastel artist, and her husband Robert Proctor, a professor of Italian at Connecticut College. It’s here: http://www.marthawakeman.com and I’m pretty pleased with the way it’s turning out. We have some more photos of venues and topics to add in, maybe a map or two, in the Art & Study Retreats in Italy sections.

From the hills above Settignano, by Martha Wakeman. (click image to enlarge)
We created the site using ExpressionEngine so it would be easy to maintain and update, particularly the Gallery. We plan to add in a payment system for those who want to make reservation deposits or pay for a retreat online—that will go up in a few days or so.

The planning challenge was for it to handle Martha’s artwork and the Art & Study Retreats in Italy on the same site. Placing the content for the Retreats section was fun since I did most of it while watching it snow—prompted dreams of Italy. Rome is near the top of my list for places I want to go within the next ten years. Take a look at the Retreats descriptions and see if they don’t make you want to get or update your passport and start packing.

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