Graphics problems with new site

Every time when I create a new site the layout looks farily good (I’m not that good at graphics anyway) however when I start to try get images for the main content area my site starts to look crap! I can never find a nice font and every time I try to create to nice effects they just seem to look crud!

Can anyone point out any nice font etc or ideas about the images???

Heres the link (not the finale version)

please someone give me some creative feedback!! or I am gonna loose my mind!

Thank you for your time