Last week I hit 1 million views on my flickr! I can’t quite comprehend the enormity of that number….a lot of people doing a lot of looking!
Many of the flickr views have come from my blog viewers… So….
every one for coming to visit and for all the encouragement over the last 4 years. There is no doubt that I would not have sketched as much or have developed my skills as much without the encouragement and inspiration that I have gotten online!
Anyway I thought it would be fun to have a look at what I posted on my first upload (I had been sketching for just over a year when I tentatively first started a flickr account)
… It is very illuminating to see what type of sketches I choose at upload.
1. A Food Sketch. This was certainly early days in my sketching of food….but I love the fact that I was able to include my friends in the exercise – recording their verdict on the food.
2. A baroque Sketch (from Rome). Interesting textures I was experimenting with at the time -using citrus stripper and photocopier… Haven’t done that since but of course I have sure done a lot of Roman Baroque sketching!
3. A cup of tea Sketch… And Earl Grey as well. Hmm, need I say more. (In fact back then I didn’t sketch many cups of tea…honest!)
4. A ‘just-one-more-sketch-before-I-hit-the-road” sketch … A quick pop into the succulent garden at the Botanic Gardens after a visit to the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery…I really needed to be on my way to a birthday party that afternoon but just wanted to do a quick sketch before I left the city. The Botanic gardens has featured in my sketchbook a lot in over the past 18 months and will continue to do so.
5. A harbour view sketch. I love living in Sydney and particularly love Sydney harbour. Sketching harbour sites and especially those with remnants from the past is a big theme in my sketching outings.
So… It is funny that right at the beginning of my online experience the trends were there already!!!!!