I don't know why, but it still surprises me how similar all of our artistic stories are. No matter where we are from, artists all have an inner passion that drives them to create and share beauty in different ways.
Today I am excited to introduce you to one of my Etsy friends, Roohi. You can find her elegant jewelry designs and more in her Etsy shop, Artzest.
When did you realize your creative passion?
I have always had this passion, I can say, for as long as I can remember. I always used to observe things closely and if I found out that I could make something, I would try to find the materials and make it. Making crepe paper flowers was one of my earliest crafting successes, when I made it into a nice decoration piece in my home.
What other interests do you have?
I enjoy reading and sewing. I sew almost all of my daughters’ clothes. Apart from this, I am interested in social service. I had the opportunity of running a school for underprivileged children and I enjoyed doing it.
As yet, it is a hobby. I am giving more time to it now and it might go some way beyond that.
How did you choose your brand or shop name?
I wanted a name that combined ‘art and craft’ with passion. I tried many names and finally settled on Arzest. RMS are the initials of my two daughters and me, and Flair might evolve into the brand name.
What is a typical day for you?
These days I have taken a break from my job, so I am at home. After sending the children to school, I spend some time on the computer and then I prepare lunch and do some house chores. In the afternoon I tutor students, and I also do my crafting or sewing on my free days. I have some free time again after dinner, which I spend helping my children with their studies.
What is an ideal day for you?
When I have all my chores done, and some time to spare- for reading a book or an outing with the family.
How do you deal with crafting failures?
I learnt most of my crafting by trial and error. With every failure, one learns something new, discovers a new material, or finds a new way of doing something. I try to figure out new ways of doing a particular technique or I keep on trying new materials till I get the required result.
Where do you do most of your crafting?
I have a corner in my room where I have some of my crafting materials, I do my crafting there, or sometimes I bring the materials in the TV room and do it there. I have a spare room which I have to set up yet, as a proper crafting place.
What keeps you busy when you are not creating?
The house chores keep me busy. I spend quite some time on the computer also these days. I also spend time with the family, helping my children with their studies and other activities.
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