• Ravi Swami's been a while since I've posted here for a multitude of reasons besides COVID lockdown and I'm aware that site traction has dwindled to almost nothing.

The most important update relates to payments - Wix has only *just* flagged up an issue with WorldPay where payments weren't being accepted and I have no idea how long this has been the case.

I have now changed the settings to allow for payments via Wix' own payment system : "Wix Payments" - and once the change-over has been approved, you can purchase items using a credit or debit card as before.

I have closed my Etsy and Red Bubble pages and also the availability of items via Fine Art America, so if you are interested in anything, please do purchase direct from my site here.

Since I suspect that many people were finding the site via the "Naked Swami" Facebook page, it's possible that purchases were attempted and failed to go through and people just gave up.

Feedback is always welcome, either via the Facebook page or via the site, so do get in touch if you have questions, requests for particular items or for anything else related to the work on the site.

Ravi Swami August 2021

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  • Ravi Swami

Welcome to the new redesign of the Naked Swami website! - it's been a long time coming, mainly due to procrastination and a fear that it might involve a lot of under the bonnet work that might mess up the functionality of the site.

Ultimately it was reasonably plain-sailing, with the aim being to make it easier and more straightforward for visitors to browse items without having to drill down into the site via links on the home page to get anywhere, which was the problem with the first iteration.

The bright colours are gone to be replaced by a more austere blue and an elegant font style throughout - the blue is to tie in with the visual identity of my professional work site at since some of the items are spin-offs from my animation design work.

I haven't tinkered with the e-commerce element so purchasing items should be a breeze, hopefully.

I'll be adding a new collection of drawings soon, some digital and some analogue, from my lockdown life-drawing sessions and random illustration, as before, suitable for a wide variety of applications from frameable print to tee-shirts - or whatever you want them to be on, just let me know via an email.

A few items are available via my Etsy and RedBubble shops and I'll be keeping these accounts open, but your best bet is to purchase directly from my website.

Have a great Xmas and New Year !

  • Ravi Swami

In case you're wondering where I've been all this time since the last post, rest assured that I haven't been in a state of deep sleep, or, to quote the immortal words of Abdul Alhazred: "That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die" - actually I've been busy trying to work off this "Lockdown Belly", not helped by watching "Lovecraft Country".

Speaking of which, it's a TV series that is going to divide some viewers and will be appreciated by others, especially those who are readers of Lovecraft's work, since it's enjoyably scattered with literary references to various stories from the Lovecraft "Mythos".

In fact my Yeti's hog the Widescreen Ultra HD TV when it's on just to catch any mention of the dreaded "Mi-Go"...that's Tibetan for "Yeti"...which are featured in Lovecraftian lore...deeply annoying.

I do hope you enjoy the new "HP Lovecraft" tee-shirt, though cost issues meant that it couldn't be woven from Tibetan Yak fur and I had to settle for cotton.

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