Two years ago, when I thought about using a blog to organize my artwork, I was not met with too much enthusiasm. On the contrary, I kept the blog to myself for about a month until I could show my closest friends what I had in mind. Though I still got a lot of skepticism, I really liked the idea of organizing my art work, and documenting the thought behind why I did what I did.
The two years since then have been phenomenal! Slowly adding to my collection, my views slowly increased, and soon the same people who were skeptical were asking me when I would be posting next. It also gave me a great outlet to share my work with my family and friends around the world! The final month before the “two year anniversary”, April 2012, was the busiest month yet! We had over 2000 views in April alone, and a LOT of activity in the final days, when I posted my latest Oil Painting & Design Project. In November of 2011, I registered my domain: srisarts.com, and created my own ‘logo’, really marking my ‘domain’ on the web.
Here are my three top posts (by views), and top search keywords over the past 2 years.
My Top Search Keywords: Peacock Drawing, Wish Flower, Radha Krishna
My Top Countries: India, USA, Canada (Almost a tie!), UK, and Malaysia
And counting.. :)
I have a lot of Artsy goals that I would like to accomplish in the next couple of years. These goals include Graphic Design pursuits, singing plans, as well as developing my Fine Arts skills. I hope I continue to keep your interest as I embark this artistic journey. I thank all of you for the support I have gotten so far, without which I wouldn’t have had the enthusiasm and drive I have today. :)
A friend ordered a combination of 10 Diwali and Seasons Greetings cards from me. Soon after I finished those, I had some gold paint left on my palette so I decided to make one last Diwali Card. This is done with Ink, gel medium, gold acrylic paint, and gold pen on 100% Acid Free Canson Watercolor paper. I will be posting the remaining Diwali Cards tomorrow, and the Christmas/New Years Cards shortly following that. If you would like to make an order for Diwali Cards, let me know ASAP as Diwali is coming up on October 26! To make an order , send an email to srisarts at gmail.com with your contact information and I will either call you or send you an email within the same day with further details.
And this is a picture of the first three layers
I recently got a Red Ink bottle, and as a result of not cleaning my nib well enough, there was just enough black leftover to add great texture to the Red Ink. I also added a thick medium to gold paint to see what would happen.
The result were these two cards, which followed my recent phase of Ink with Acrylics. One, I specifically made with Diwali in mind, and the other has a simple mango border that would work for any Indian Function. It’s hard to tell in this grainy dark picture, but the gold is really shiny and the literal ‘pop’ worked out really well with the red ink. The paper is quality water-colour card paper.