The first blogger to feature here who caught my attention and I was totally awestruck by her artwork is very talented and inspiring Himadri Pachori who blogs at My Zen Mode. Looking at her blog header can give you a fair idea of how talented she is.
|Blog Header: By Himadri|
Welcome Himadri, I am really very happy to have you here on Design Decor & Disha. Please let me and my blog readers know a little more about you.
Thank you so much Disha for inviting me and giving me the opportunity to share my story with your readers. I am 29 years old. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive man. We have a four-year-old son and currently, we are in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. I studied Advertising and Public Relations in college and worked in that field for some years.
|Himadri Busy Tangling|
When and how did you realize that art is your passion and when you started Tangling?
My first memory of Art is of standard one and over the years I found myself getting attracted towards beauty of art, paints, paintings and sketching. But it took me many many years to tell myself that I want to be an artist, that art is very important for me and then voicing these inner desires to the people around me. It was after my marriage five years back that I decided to work on this dream.
In these five years life was very busy. We shifted our home nine times and in different parts of the country + I gave birth to my son in 2008. I shared my love of art with him and enjoyed it thoroughly, although I didn’t paint or drew much for myself. It was only last year (December 2011) that I saw some Zentangle Inspired Artworks on Pinterest and I immediately knew that it was for me. “Leaves from my garden” was my first Tangle work.
|Himadri’s Beautiful Artwork|
How did you start writing a blog and how did you find blogging?
I started blogging in May 2010 when I started my blog first blog Mum Paints Lives. I started it to journal my kid’s growing up years, to share the art and fun activities we do. I loved it but I have been irregular with my blogging. I am now focusing on my art blog My Zen Mode that I started last year. Blogging is a beautiful way of documenting and it feels really good to go through our older posts. I’d definitely try to be regular with my art blog.
What are the tools you use for Tangling?
I use Micron Pens. For colors I use water colors and acrylics. I work on paper and sometimes on canvas as well.
|Lovely Tangles By Himadri|
Would you please share some tips with my blog readers on how to draw Tangles.
Tangle Pattern Website is a very good resource for this. My Pinterest Board can also give you a glimpse of tangle artworks from many artists.
What inspires you the most?
Nature, Women, Tribal art, I enjoy looking for inspiration around me, places I go and in everyday life.
|Nature, Women inspired art|
Other than Tangling what are the things that you love to do?
I like working on seasonal crafts for my home and crafts for festivals. I really enjoy art and creative projects with my son.
Please share the links where we can find your Artwork and where my blog readers can get connected to you.
My artwork can be seen on my Etsy Shop and my Society 6 shop. I have a Facebook Page and my art blog is My Zen Mode.
Which blogs inspire you and you love to visit them regularly?
Artful Parent, Stephanie Levy, Alisa Burke, Kelly Rae Roberts, Mommy Labs,Creative Kismet. All of these are very creative women and reading these blogs fills me with a lot of positive energy.
Last but not the least, as everyone dreams of being something in life, what you have dreamed of?
I have dreamed of becoming an Artist. I am working on this dream and want to be an artist who puts her heart in her art and is true to herself.
Thanks a lot Himadri for answering all my questions it gave me a feel like I spent some quality time with you. Thanks for sharing tips and your love with my blog readers, we all are very thankful to you.
As I have told you that I am very much inspired by Himadri’s artwork, I also tried my hand on Tangles and here is my artwork.
|My First Tangle Art|
Hope you all enjoyed this series. Please let me know through comments as it means a lot to me. Share some suggestions or feedback.