Arrnica's Imaginarium 1 - Set of 5 Mixed Media Artworks

A project in Durham, NC by Arrnica Dayannandan

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Acrylics, watercolors, tempera, inks, pencils, pics, digital arts \"and\" your support on my series: Imaginarium 1&2, art books & videos
Backers: 31
Average Pledge Per Backer: $39

Funded: $1,217 of $1,000
Dates: Jan 23rd -> Mar 23rd (60 days)
Project By: Arrnica Dayannandan
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Latest News

9th 6x9 Artwork for 9th Backer Titled "Peacock Trance" & Funding Goal Reached! Now Stretch Goals!!

March 14th - via:
My 9th 6x9 Artwork for my 9th backer is an abstract art titled Peacock Trance.   And because it is an abstract artwork, I allowed myself to exercise my artistic freedom in visualizing and portraying my imagination of an abstract peacock.   Below is... (Read More)

8th 6x9 Artwork for 8th Backer, titled "In Her Queendom" :)

March 14th - via:
This is the 8th 6x9 Artwork for my 8th Backer, titled "In Her Queendom"! This one is again a free hand drawing where I used direct black ink on paper. So its more of an ink sketch :) When I began creating her, I could only imagine Zentangles. So it... (Read More)

The first seven 6x9 Artworks created so far :)

March 13th - via:
Here is a snapshot of the seven 6x9 artworks created for my first 7 backers so far: And help unlock new rewards!  Have a great weekend people :)  (Read More)

Happy to see my art featured once again in the "Creativity Stirs the Soul" Magazine :)

March 12th - via:
I know back to back updates. But I just couldn't help feel really excited and share the joy when I saw my art featured once again in the "Creativity Stirs the Soul" Magazine. Here's the link:... (Read More)

7th 6x9 Artwork for 7th Backer - An Abstract - Titled "Paisleys Breaking Free"

March 12th - via:
Hello Backers, Here is a video of my 7th 6x9 artwork for my 7th backer, titled "Paisleys Breaking Free" :) You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 Abstract Art - Paisleys Breaking Free So its Friday tomorrow. Hope... (Read More)

Installments 4 and 5 from Arrnica's Imaginarium 1 Ready!!

March 6th - via:
Hello amazing backers.  Check out this video to view the step-by-step journey of the creation of my 4th Mixed Media Artwork from Arrnica's Imaginarium 1. Also included in this video is the 5th and final Mixed Media Artwork from my current... (Read More)

3rd Artwork from Arrnica's Imaginarium 1: "Flights of Fantasy"

February 28th - via:
Hello Everyone, As you know: The 1st Artwork in the Arrnica's Imaginarium 1 series was the Leaf Princess. It needs just some last minute finishing touches as of now The 2nd one is the Wave Princess. She is still a work-in-progress. And today I... (Read More)

Mind Boggling Video and More of My Art :)

February 25th - via:
Check out this Mind-numbing video captured by my husband, and how it inspired my latest artwork :)  The whole idea of birds and flights have always fascinated me.. If you'd like me to design and paint any of your favorite quotes that means a lot to... (Read More)

Many Thanks and "Bunny in a Pile of Eggs" Art :)

February 24th - via:
Good Evening Everyone,  I didn't know my next update was coming so soon. But every time I experience a boost in the funding of my project, I feel all charged up and excited to express my gratitude :)  So once again, thanking one more of my existing... (Read More)

My Latest Art - "Easter Spring Splash" - And More News!

February 23rd - via:
Good Afternoon Dear Backers,   I am feeling so excited today. In the last two days, not only have 2 more of my existing backers, adjusted and drastically increased their pledges, I also had a new generous backer, and together they have propelled... (Read More)

6x9 Artwork for My 6th Backer and More News on Me :)

February 22nd - via:
Hello Everyone, First things first. I thank one more of my existing backers for readjusting and increasing their pledge. And I welcome 4 new backers. Together, they have taken my project to 44% of its funding limit :) This whole week felt like a busy... (Read More)

They say chicken soup for the soul, I say chicken curry for the soul: Psychedelic Maple :)

February 13th - via:
First of all, huge thanks to one of my backers for readjusting and increasing the pledge amount, it has got our project to 42% funding :) Now more about what's happening:  Sometimes I am working on ongoing project commitments. At other times, I... (Read More)

My New Website and Maximum Sharer Contest & Prizes

February 7th - via:
Hello Everyone, Here's welcoming my latest Kickstarter backers who have pushed my project past 40% funding and news on what's cooking next :) One of my stretch goals from this Kickstarter campaign was to create a centralized online art store and... (Read More)

My Art-Based Fabrics, Sizes, Prices and Uses :)

February 7th - via:
Yesterday, I was busy on Facebook pitching the idea of making my art available on fabrics. I felt impressed by the tremendous response I got.  It also set the ball rolling on inquiries in my Facebook inbox, with questions detailing interests in... (Read More)

Welcoming today's backer and the progress on the Wave Princess

February 5th - via:
In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert.  Today I welcome my latest backer, who's a... (Read More)

Wave Princess and how I happened to chance upon the idea of creating her :)

February 4th - via:
Once again a hearty welcome to my two newest backers today. And coming back to the project: Arrnica's Imaginarium 1. I decided to take a short break from the Leaf Princess - the first installment in my Imaginarium 1 series. The work on the wave... (Read More)

Welcome new backers and Progress of Leaf Princess

February 3rd - via:
Once again I welcome my two newest backers to this project :) Today I finished working on the look and feel of the Wall of Weaponry of the Leaf Princess I also sharpened one of her three tools pending finishing touches. I'll work on the remaining two... (Read More)

Welcome New Backers; Left Side of the Wall of Leaf Princess Completed

February 3rd - via:
Hello Everybody.  Today felt like an amazing day of gratitude and honor to me. Got 2 more new backers: One of them being the founder of the likes of, and himself. Another being a senior member... (Read More)

Thank you & Welcome New Backers; Updates to the Color & Feel of the Wall of Weaponry

February 2nd - via:
Today I feel happy having two more new backers. I want to thank you and welcome you to this project :) And now coming back to the project: I worked on the color and look and feel of the actual wall on which, all the weaponry of the Leaf Princess... (Read More)

5th 6x9 Artwork for 5th Backer & Leaf Princess with a Mask of Transformation

January 31st - via:
Here is the 5th 6x9 artwork for the 5th backer. Its titled "Birds in the Sky": I added a Mask of Transformation to the Leaf Princess. It is kept next to one of her knees as shown below. There is still more work left on 3 of her weapons. I may add... (Read More)

Leaf Princess: Lots of new stuff added :)

January 30th - via:
Today I am feeling very encouraged. A new backer really liked the Leaf Princess and pledged a $100 for a 14"x10" Signed and Numbered Giclee Print of her, whenever she is ready. So now our project is 36% funded. Hurray!! :D Here is the current state... (Read More)

Leaf Princess gets a Magic Bean Bowl, a Facial Makeover and a Sharpened Sickle

January 29th - via:
My husband told me that I needed to rework the face of the leaf princess. So I reworked her cheeks, eyes, eyebrows and lips until my husband thought it looked good :) She has a 2-in-1 weapon, which is a sickle on one side and an axe on the other... (Read More)

Leaf Princess Gains Momentum

January 28th - via:
Today I began adding digital painting to the leaf princess. This is the current state of the Leaf Princess. She is still a work in progress: The stage at which I had stopped the manual painting of the leaf princess is shown below: The difference... (Read More)

Leaf Princess and Her Wall of Weaponry!

January 27th - via:
Its still a work in progress. Below is a detailed patch view of this artwork: Most of my artworks from my Kickstarter video are mixed media artworks. Most of them have also undergone digital painting in addition to manual painting. I might consider... (Read More)

Arrnica's Imaginarium 1: Leaf Princess - Sketching & Coloring in Progress

January 27th - via:
Hey Amazing Backers, In the last 3 days, 4 more backers have joined us. For now, that means a lot to me :) I have decided to title the first piece of art in Arrnica's Imaginarium 1 as Leaf Princess. The theme is leaves and vines. I feel unsure if... (Read More)

Arrnica's Imaginarium 1: Initial Sketch of the 1st Fantasy Character Art in this series & Press Release

January 26th - via:
Good News Backers :)Our campaign featured on today's, 26th Jan issue of the "Creativity Stirs the Soul" Art Magazine.Below is a snapshot of the magazine: I have also highlighted in red below, the area in the magazine where our campaign featured: I... (Read More)

Couple of Areas of Project Update

January 25th - via:
Hey coolest backers, I have a couple of updates for you today 1) I have updated the project video and the project story page. Here is the link to the same: ... (Read More)

3rd 6x9 Art Work for 3rd Backer :)

January 24th - via:
I am yet to make up my mind on whether this art work is complete. Also, I haven't yet decided a title for this art work. Will consider it again tomorrow morning with a fresh mind :)  (Read More)

My 2nd 6X9 Art in Progress for My 2nd Kickstarter Backer, Titled, Fall Colors :)

January 24th - via:
I just want to express a ton of gratitude to all my backers who are on this ship with me... everyone who has contributed their bit in reinforcing this project ....everyone who feels as passionate and enthusiastic about this project as I feel in my... (Read More)

The First of my 6x9 Artworks Completed for My First Backer :)

January 23rd - via:
"Colorful Dusk" First of all. A big thank you to all my generous backers. You make it possible for me to continue to live my life with passion, doing what I love most, which is indulging myself in the act of creativity and visualization, and... (Read More)

The First of my 6x9 Art Rewards in Progress

January 23rd - via:
Hello my Kickstarter Family of Backers! Happy to share my first project update with you :) As you know, each and every backer here, gets a 6x9 artwork with a signed certificate of authenticity. Here is a snapshot of my work-in-progress "Colorful... (Read More)

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