Past few months I’ve been busy brainstorming and creating new art/design pieces. Juggling a full-time job while working on art is ultra exhausting, but nonetheless enjoyable. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, no one should ever give up on their own talent…It’s through discovering and sharing your talent that one can find a lot of happiness. And learning to master your own passion can be rewarding in more then one way!
Style is an art which is ensembled by its beholder. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune nor be associated with a designer to be considered stylish.
That being said, I’m going to try to include a segment of my blog to creative, independent, cost-saving style- inspired by places, culture, and passion.
Last weekend we visited the Boston Public Library’s open yet somewhat secretive garden. Year long, be it Summer, Spring, or Winter, the BPL is a nice place to lounge and appreciate literature & art. My ensemble is inspired by BPL’s floral garden met with the dark contrast of statues and gates.
I love trying new and different dishes, especially the quick and easy ones. Whether it’s General Tso’s Chicken or a simple Quesedilla, there’s something so exciting about creating something new, pretty, and edible.
Last night I tried a quick and easy Thai cuisine, Coconut Curry Shrimp. The recipe is truly simple. Are you ready for the recipe? Here it is: Create a curry base (with a taste of southeast Asian spices), mix some coconut milk, cook your shrimp, then throw in your mixed exotic vegetables and fruit of your choice. Voila, that’s it!
“Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For anyone who is searching for a hobby, may I suggest one? Learn a language. Although I’m not an expert in any language, my continuous fascination stems from a deep place. I had recently enrolled in a Farsi class, although I predicted it would be a major challenge, I was pleasantly surprised, it was much easier then expected. Luckily, my proficiency in Urdu, which is the spoken language in Pakistan, which is also very similar to Hindi, also has a lot of similarities to Farsi. In addition, 60 percent of words in Farsi are related to Arabic. Not to mention, there are similar words that are found in the French language. All of these languages are inter-connected.
The benefit of learning a new language is that it broadens one’s mind and range of communication. But another under-rated benefit would have to be receiving proof of the Global Culture phenomena.
It’s really amazing. Take a moment to think about how languages developed. They all developed through a simultaneous phenomena. Indisputably, it’s all based on individuals trying to communicate their wants, needs, and thoughts. These interactions create(d) nations and tribes- honored and passed down from generation to generation. Till this day, these nations and tribes interact with one another, inspiring one another to advance in knowledge, language, and way of life.
It use to only take me 20 minutes to get ready in the morning. These days, I find myself taking up to 45 minutes in the bathroom. 40 of those 45 minutes is spent taking a shower. Sounds crazy, right? Well, those 40 minutes are spent under hot water, relaxing. I savor those 45 minutes like I savor prayer! There’s something special about feeling the natural element of water, clean and refresh the body. I like to keep my windows open, allowing the natural air & light to set the mood. The feeling I get is natural and rejuvenating, a perfect way to start the day.
I have a strong appreciation for Eco, French & Eastern inspired bathroom interiors. Light colors, a mystical yet natural feel, that’s what sets a zen like mood. Check out some of the examples!
Although I’m all for decency and professionalism, I’ve never been one to conform to corporate fashion. While maintaing professionalism and decency, I like to stay true to my personality and add a dash of art & creativity to what I wear.
Here are a few ways to mix a design print-tee, from business casual to pure casual.
Look for these tees to go on sale along with my art work by Fall 2013.
Recently, my sister’s husband inspired me to transfer my design towards clothes. I was a bit hesitant, because I use to think (with a few exceptions) graphic-tees were boarder-line tacky. What I discovered, graphic-tees can be fun and go great with layers. Whether it’s Fall or Summer, graphic-tees are wearable. Plus, a graphic-tote is a handy and fashionable way to carry magazines, books, and creative supplies. Here are some examples.