Snippets from my Studio
Hi there! I've missed out on updating regularly as its difficult to keep up with my updates on the blog. If you've not been following my constant postings on social media, let me just give you some highlights on what's going on in my studio and art life!
Donated this piece for the Designed for Peace Project
Designed for peace projject was started by Letricia Willbanks to help provide homes for homeless women and children, part of the Mission of Yahweh mission in Houston. this year I came across this cause and decided to donate a piece of my work to be part of this charitable cause and share my art and colors to add value to a needed family and home who otherwise would not have been able to afford it. Loved how this special piece was just made for this space!
Interview Season & winding up Commissions
This is my favorite season! I've been surprised with five interviews this past month and its always so interesting to talk about my work, life and experiences as an artist and a brand. I don't like to turn them down although it sometimes gets overwhelming because I feel these interviews give me a time for self reflection. It allows me to look back on my journey and vision and reiterating those ideas and thoughts only makes it more powerful for me to connect with my work and self holistically.
So this month, I've also had a short interview with Art Rascon on Zoom from ABC on a private YMCA exhibition, which I'm participating in. Also another prominent interview was with Muscadine Magazine , at www.muscadinemagazine.com which I'm really excited about! the interview has been published in the November issue and available on Amazon Kindle as well as featured on their website showcasing me by the last week of November!
In the meantime, I completed one major commission recently for a client in Africa, still being transported and finishing up another piece on an abstract triptych which Im hoping to deliver soon!
So wish me lots of luck for two of my upcoming Virtual Exhibits which I hope ends the year on a positive and successful note! Merry Season to everyone!!
'Salam' Ya Hussain
Have you followed my vision on having 72 mumineen worldwide acquire a 'Salam' art piece from me? Yes I am ever so grateful and humbled this vision inspired by my spiritual leader Syedna Ali Qadar Mufaddal Saifuddin, during Ashara Mubaraka in Colombo has finally been fulfilled after my continuous dedication to this cause for the past one year!
I am still dedicated to have as many people acquire this 'barakati' Salam towards Imam Hussain AS be obtained in any form of art from me, originals on canvas or limited edition prints as it is my heart and soul and obsession for 'khake shifa' (the soil of Karbala) embedded in every piece timelessly.
Did you get one?
They can be customized accordingly and all designs
are unique and Copyrighted by Fatema Josh Fine Arts!
New Year, New Vibes
So I've been so dedicated to learning Feng Shui this year and incorporating its thought process and positive energy through colors into my new collection. It's been so challenging understanding the various elements, symbolic colors and how it can be used to enlighten your space! I'm excited about the knowledge I've gained and have been trying hard to focus on representing this new inspiration and incorporating it into my mixed media abstract collection. I've been amazed at my discovery and persistence to learning and upgrading my school of thought and relationships using colors in our life! Its my determination that keeps me going, and look forward to sharing this idea with you in my launch this year.
It gives me great pleasure in creating harmony through my process and bringing more value to your space!
Some insights during this journey can be viewed on this blog! Oh, and Ive had great fun creating mini panels this year for those who want to cherish little pieces of my work or share them as intimate gifts!!
So recently I started a habit for art journaling. I believe it gave me a space to sketch out ideas and inspirations through personal motivational words, various art doodling techniques and mixed media painting. I realized it's really important for an artist to keep constant journals and explore creative ways for growing during studio times. So this practice eventually flourished into me coming up with an art journaling workshop and boy, it was so much fun! It was wonderful to share this with other students who were inspired to create their own creative journals during the session. Playing around with mixed media techniques, using negative positive spaces, a white 'Gelly Roll' pen to doodle
and paper cut words, were all so challenging. It definitely required a lot of thinking caps to be on.
So Art Journaling was a success in my studio, for me and those who attended my workshop!!