Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm happily presenting......


Hi everyone! I'm so happy to announce the launch of my new illustration website...I hope you all have a teeny bit o' time to view it at some point...and if you do, please let me know by sending me an email at shirley@shirleyngbenitez.com. I'm really curious to hear of your comments and constructive criticism and hope that you enjoy your visit. I realize time is precious, and so any visits to the site will just bring me such joy..thank you for your kind comments and visits in the past - this community of ours (we are all artists whether we write, sing, draw, paint, read, etc.) really means a lot to me, and it's a joy to hear from you...

thanks dear friends, and to those who have not visited before, welcome. : )

Hope you're all having a wonderful summer!! ~ Shirley

37 comments:

  1. My goodness, Shirley! Your new website is MAGICAL! Congratulations, of course... I wish you all the stars in the sky and more! (hugs)

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  2. I love it, I can see how much work you have put into it, it is truly lovely, simple, elegant and easy to navigate.

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  3. Heisann!

    Your e-mail is not in order! I copied it and having problems sending:
    I visited your web-side and find it very easy to used - with lots of wonderful paintings, specially I like the way you draw the animales

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  4. Hi Shirley, I agree with what you say, "time is precious" so we must occupy seeing magnificent illustrations as yours. This is no time lost, no way!
    Congratulations on your new "child" will take time to "raise" and "feed" with more of your beautiful drawings.
    I loved everything I saw. You have a great condition for the watercolors, I noticed a perfect balance between the areas painted a very definite way, and areas where hand let loose, free, and these areas are those that give a freshness to your art. besides the use of warm colors are always a nice touch and fun.
    Always a pleasure to come and see your drawings.
    A kiss

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  5. Hi Shirley,
    I just love your website. Simple, clean and to the point. It really is a lovely showcase of your art. Congratulations - I wish you luck with your work!
    xxoo
    Heather

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  6. Oh my! It's wonderful! When I got through looking...I went back to Once Upon a Time! I get such a nostalgic feeling looking at that illustration! Takes me back to the feeling that I can go anywhere...and anything is possible! ♥

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  7. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is great! I'm like a kid in a candy store and the candyies do not give you cavities!!! I must check it again...

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  8. Shirley, I love your blog!!! I love your blog. It is so friendly. I found everything without getting lost. I hate blogs that are very confusing and yours is so friendly and follows a rhythm. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Congratulations! I am SO looking forward to checking it out...and even sending it off to some of my dear friends for review. :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful week.

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  10. Hi Shirley
    Your website looks great! It's easy to navigate and shows off your talent perfectly! Bravo!

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  11. Hi Shirley!
    Many congratulations on the unveiling of your wonderful new website! It's a beauty, aren't you clever?! Lucky for me I've just had a half hour to peruse your new site and also Gabby & Co! I never realised that you had so many strings to your bow - so very talented! I wish you all the success in the world with your illustration career - your little characters are so delightful and they're bound to inhabit super storybooks before long! P.S. I've sent you a separate email too!

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  12. CONGRATS TO YOU OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!!!! Oh Shirley how fabulous is this new website! It's not just a website it's a place of wonderment and definitely an experience and you don't get that with a lot of websites. I felt like I had entered a wonderful storybook land and I find that so important that your work tends to take you somewhere each time you look at. You just want to jump right into the scenes and that's something really powerful. I know that you are going to get so much traffic to both your blog and your site. It was so easy to move around and get from place to place. Awesome, Awesome AWESOME!!!!!!
    I shall do the dance now he he he he!
    I am so proud of you Shirley you've done all the hard work and it's bound to pay off and soon.
    Hugs
    V

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  13. Your website is beautiful and gorgeous and portrays your work so perfectly! I'm glad its finally up and running, I've been so excited to see it! Congratulations Shirley!!

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  14. Really classy site! I like the image map rollovers with the thumbnails at the bottom. It works seamlessly. The font and font color complements your work really well. I think your new site displays your illustrations quickly and attractively. Great job!

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  15. Hello my dear Shirley!! I just checked out your website... I have just one word.... hmmm I can't describe it in one word :o) I was going to send you an email... but I want to go on public record as saying that your website is an enchantingly wonderful experience. I love the continuity. (Some websites are so choppy) The thumbs on the bottom and how quickly they display are great. Of course a trip through your wonderful illustrations is always worth it. I love your sketches as well. In particular... The elephant lying on his belly with the mouse! The layout and type are so professional. I hope and pray that you'll have to post speed limit signs with all the traffic you'll be getting. God bless you Shirley and the work of your hands and your heart.

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  16. I am so humbled by your words, my friends..thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm so happy to know that you've visited but then to see such kind comments as these, I'm a bit speechless. I really am. I will be by to properly say hello but just wanted to post this as I am genuinely so touched!! Hugs to you all my friends!!

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  17. Your new site looks wonderful & functions so nicely!
    And I love seeing your cute bear in your header here! Well done all around Shirley!

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  18. WOW!

    The site looks sooooooo amazing. I scrolled through your portfolio and I am so totally in love with your work.

    The style of your site is also amazing - just as in the farytale books. Great idea to use for a site.

    WOW again!

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  19. Hello Shirley! I really enjoyed browsing through your new website...what a magical experience! ...it felt like looking through a beautiful picture book.I think it's very well designed...I like your chosen typeface and the clean and simple layout.It's showcasing your lovely work perfectly! I also loved your sketchbook page! Congrats and good luck with everything! :)

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  20. Hello Shirley, gee it looks wonderful, very professional and shows off your work admirably!!!

    I'm jsloous err I mean I am jealous! :) :)

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  21. Congratulations!!! Your work is stunning!

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  22. Shirley....WOW...with a capital W!!! Seriously it is a beautifully laid out masterpiece of adorable illustrations and captivating story telling. It is so cohesive, and I really loved your use of mini-stories in your galleries and biography. I sent you an email too, but I wanted to leave you a public message to gush!! heehee

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  23. Lots of congratulations with your website, it looks truly amazing. The simple white design really brings out your work, it's very elegant as well like a fairytale book. How wonderful to also let us glimpse into your sketches.

    Super!

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  24. 知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  25. Congratulations, Shirley! It is a BEAUTIFUL site. I loved visiting it. :) Hurray for you!!! :) Theresa

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  26. Really cool new website! Loved all those colorful images. Congratulations!

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  27. Just MARVELOUS! And to think this same Shirley commented on my humble blog tonight.

    Yes, I AM aware of the honor of being a nut on Ces book--and she's sending me another. And this the truth, I asked God, WHAT did i do that i am being so happily surrounded by friends like Ces, and you, and Manon, and...Oh! I have to say again, once more--your blog "Illustrativo" is way above average, and so clear, so informative. I am really honored to know all the Manon/Ces peeps.
    BLESSINGS!

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  28. faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic! congratulations on the site. it's kinda got a 'hello, i'm shirley and i'm gonna knock your socks off because i'm so awesome' vibe to it. i love it and it was a great thing to return to. oh, and i absolutely love the intro illustration. a big heaping helping of bravo to you.

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  29. I love, love, love your new website design but you already know this hehehe. It's so clean and friendly with lots of yummy white space. You images stand out so nicely against it. Congrats on getting it up!
    xoxoxoxo

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  30. You have a lovely style, Shirley. :) I found you via Sara B.'s blog and I am so glad I did. :)

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