Tuesday, 18 August 2015

I'm selling paper goods!

I present to you all, a sneak peek of a shop I’m going to be opening! It’s going to be a paper goods shop, which means postcards, miniature books, cards, envelopes and poster prints of my photography are all coming your way. Sometimes getting back to paper after using technology so much for creative means feels so good. You’re reminded of those childhood days when your art was all in physical form-the finger paint cards and the handmade bookmarks. Getting back to paper for the purpose of pushing back the current stress in my life(A level school admissions and CIE results and what not) felt familiar and comfortable. I enjoyed creating, using splashes of colour, doodling and NOT straining my eyes because of excessive laptop use. It’s been good, guys. After some words of encouragement by a few important people in my life, I decided that I want to open an online shop selling all the papery goodness that I make. Everything that I’m going to be selling has been made with care and a lot of heart put into it. I for one, am an absolute sucker for stationery, which is where the envelopes and cards will come in, and I’ve also been wanting to pretty up my walls just before school-which is where the illustrations and posters will come in. A silver lining is also that everything is quite cheap-from $2 to $5 because I know how hard it is to let go of a pretty notebook because it’s for $20. I got your back, guys. Also, all funds will be going to a charity that I shall reveal soon! If you have any ideas for unique charity cases, let me know!

Until the actual shop is established, I’m taking orders via email, so just shoot me an email for any inquiries, and we’ll figure out what I’ll be sending you, what the posting address is and the process of payment!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015


 I’ve been super excited to share these pictures with you all I could hardly wait!

Lol, nah.
Scratch that.

These are from an impromptu shoot I did just yesterday at Mareyah’s house. So I didn’t have to wait at all to get this post uploaded, because I’ve been at it since the minute I got home last night. I’ll be forever grateful to all my beautiful, bad ass babes who let me yell at them and boss them around, and patiently pose in the heat until I take all the pictures I need to take. Laiqa, Mareyah, Neha-you guys let me be weird and over-the-top while trying to express my creativity. These girls are my rocks, I tell you.


Don't mess with these girls. 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

How to fight creative frustration: Make a mess!

 Oh how those dreaded creative blocks just seem to come and go like no one’s business! It’s not just me, this monster of a cycle is a very prominent part of every creative individual’s life.  This arch nemesis springs out when you’re not expecting it to, and consumes you for, if you’re lucky, a few days at the least, and if you’re unlucky, can last for months. I honestly despise this period, it frustrates me to no point. If I’m not creative enough, do I have anything at all? Living a creative life has become a part of me..I’m no math whiz or athlete. This is my thing, and if I fail at my ‘thing’, well then it feels like I have lost my way, lost my identity.

Today, I felt like a creative rut was coming on, but instead of crying for hours about how I haven’t ‘done anything with my life’, I decided to conquer this creative block and avoid the anxiety and frustration.

Guys, just make a mess. Don’t think about outcomes, or making a substantial piece of art-just make a beautiful, creative mess. It frees your mind. Today’s mess was inspired by the beautiful ‘Lush’ bath bombs that I wish to get my hands on one day-their effect in the bathtub as seen through Instagram pictures and videos seems gorgeous. I poured water into a big plastic tub and mixed blue paint, two shades of blue glitter and half a bottle of silver glitter into it. The colours and glitter swirling around in the water reminded me of galaxies and stars, and of course, Lush bath bombs. But the part which was even more fun was finally draining the water into my sink. I documented the remains of my galaxy potion, and well, through my mess, I actually managed to take some interesting pictures, hence, made art in a way?