I've taken the plunge and purchased my name as a domain and set up a website that showcases both my writing and my art and opens a window to my private world. I invite you to take a look at www.candacehennekens.com.
The process of setting it up was easy once I found Weebly.com. They offer a wonderful, easy to use interface. And the best part, the site is free (for now at least). So take a look. It took me many more hours to create this landscape pillow than it did to create a professional looking website.