Rose Besch, Jennifer Duong, and Kelly Hamilton have all successfully implemented WordPress to help them showcase their artwork. It's probably a lot easier to customize on your own webspace (Wordpress.org), but I encourage you to experiment with it (Wordpress.com). If you need help, I can offer you a few pointers as I am working on implementing WP myself. It's an ongoing project, so I'm not yet certain when I'll be finished.
Well if you've really got the time, setting up a website with a basic layout, then installing Haloscan works well. My mum uses Blogger for all her art. It really depends how much time and effort you want to put in to it.
Yeah, I'm not looking to invest time into a website set up from scratch. By nature, I'm a perfectionist. If I were to make my own website, I'd fall into the trap of buying a domain, spending hours on choosing a domain name, spending days scouring the web for HTML & CSS tutorials, and then designing a rough layout, and then perfecting the layout, and then spending the rest of my human life and all bodily fluids coding it into (self-perceived) beautification.
By the time I'm done with it all, I probably won't have any energy left to post stuff into a blog. Partly why I deserted my old domain long ago. Having a customisable blog is bad enough, because I know that -- once I have the time -- I'll do most of the above in designing my own layout. So in the end, I'm gonna put a lot of effort in regardless.
For now, though, I just want something I can whip up rather quickly -- and maybe find some default yet pleasing layout to use until I exams are over.
/essay. (Lol, oops. )
PS. That is so awesome that your mum: a) Is an artist; and b) Uses a blog.
Yeah, you've got a good point there. Although you can get free hosting from others that have their own graphic design sites, etc. But then again, designing / coding takes ages, and it's a pain in the ass to make it user friendly, I guess you could say.
Well Blogger is quite good. User-friendly, simple and not too time consuming.
Yeah, she does.. well I can't really describe it, "Mixed Media Art". [link] I guess that makes more sense than any description I could ever give. XD She gets like 1k of views a week, and even more now.
I've used both blogger and livejournal. Both are excellent choices. Blogger, however, offers a free image hosting service via picasaweb, another google-owned website, so if you're looking at a place to host artwork, it might be the better of the two.