Being part of the Creatively Fit Coaching Tribe I am so lucky to have made friends with so many talented artists around the world. 

I really want to share these wonderful artists with you, so in March I began a series of blog posts celebrating creatives from around the world who are Living Life In Colour.  The lovely Christine Pensa from Toronto Canada was featured last month, and this month I am so pleased to introduce you to Prerna Poojara from Mumbai, India.

 

I love Prerna’s beautifully colourful work so much that I commissioned a stunning hand painted stole pictured below as a wall hanging to decorate my upcoming ‘Painting Happiness’ workshop.

Prerna is the founder of Infinite Buddhas of Compassion Project and Prerna wall hanging108 Ganeshas Project.  She is a fellow intuitive artist and Creatively Fit Coach living in Mumbai.

What was your journey to becoming an artist?

Namaste from India.  I have come a long way from running my out of home media business for almost 2 decades, to hobbyist to embracing my soul as an Artist. I am compassionate and sensitive to what happens around me and spend a lot of time in silence and contemplation. I love sharing my knowledge with the world and giving makes me happy.

I quite dislike routines but love rituals (only the ones that make sense and can be explained – we are a country of unexplainable rituals thanks to the zillion gods and goddesses) that enhance the energy field in my studio, home and surrounding areas and of course me and my thoughts. I find simple pleasures in watching sunsets or walking down the beach or reading a book.  I believe in synchronicities, karma and all things spiritual. I am a 24/7 artist of my life and am a catalyst for creative compassion.

My studio and business name is Artoholic’s Lair (although I started off as Mishka Arts).  I have a small apartment and the living room is my art studio and a place where I create, spend time watching sunset and it also has an open kitchen. That’s where I practically live. Artoholic’s Lair is actually what I call my home studio and that’s how it became my business name. It’s a place where all kinds of magic happens.

 Emerging

What inspires you to create?

The energy that surrounds me while I create inspires me to create in the first place. It’s a process of being in silence but still connecting and communicating with my inner self that inspires me to create.

 

What do you love about being an artist?

The fact that I can express myself fearlessly, colourfully and also have a meaningful life I love.

 

 

What essential mistakes have you learned from along the way?

When I started out I would give my art away for free.  But it is heartbreaking to receive back your much loved artworks after being appreciated and welcomed into people’s homes, just to be returned because … ‘guess what it does not match our store purchased wallpaper” … yikes!   Now I now hang them in my bedroom as a reminder that I should love and appreciate my art, and never never give it away for free – even if its a small energy exchange there has to be some exchange.

What is your favourite piece of equipment and why?

I love acrylics and canvas, they seem to be best suited to intuitive kind of work, and they are very versatile

Do you have any tips for new artists?

Practice more and more and don’t give up.  Find your own voice, even if it shakes it’s authentic and for heavens sake don’t undermine yourself and give away art for FREE as some energy exchange is important.

What is one thing about you which you think would surprise people?

Hmmmm if I had not become an artist (who paints) I would have been a dancer (I have a degree in Bharatnatyam – Indian Classical Dance acquired 25 years back) I don’t practice any more and can’t dance or sing to save my life.  But now I am the artist who I always was and wanted to be all my life – working in media was just a small sweet diversion.

Abstract GaneshaRound of applause!…

Thank you so much Prerna for taking the time to talk to me about your art making and your journey.  Thank you also for creating my beautiful stole – my clients are going to be so lucky to see it hanging at our ‘Painting Happiness’ workshop to inspire them too!

If Prerna’s story has inspired you to create, then please contact me here … I am sure I can help and I’d love to hear from you!

To find out more about the wonderfully talented Prerna Poojara you can go to: www.artoholicslair.com

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www.artoholicslair.blogspot.in

https://plus.google.com/+PrernaPoojara

https://twitter.com/ArtoholicsLair

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5 thoughts on “Creatives Living Life In Colour – Prerna Poojara

  1. Lovely Angela, Thank you for sharing this with the world. I am so happy to have connected with you. Namaste from India.

    1. Prerna you are very welcome, I love the beautiful stole you made especially for me to share with my classes – thank you so much. Namaste from Auckland New Zealand.

  2. beautiful spotlight! thank you prerna for a peek into your creative life and thank you angela for this blog feature!

    1. Hi Nadia

      Yes isn’t the work beautiful and I just love Prerna’s energy – the stole she made for me is not just pretty but the symbols mean so much to me.

      Thanks for the feedback Nadia – lovely to see you here.

      Angela x

    2. oh Thank you Angela, I loved loved loved creating it.

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