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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ • Indian artist • Seattle, WA • Email : [email protected] • All art for sale ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ https://mailchi.mp/62badce03a7f/soar-in-love-8x10-print-giveaw
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
* g i v e a w a y * time !! • i’m hosting my first giveaway here as a thank you for following me in this space here ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโ˜บ๏ธ • since it’s still february and the month of love, i’ll be giving away 1 8x10 art print of my painting soar in love โค๏ธ • all you have to do to enter the giveaway is sign up for my email list with the link in profile ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ • the giveaway is open to all, local and international and its open for next 48 hours. i’ll pick a winner on monday 19th feb โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ • so go sign up —-> https://mailchi.mp/62badce03a7f/soar-in-love-8x10-print-giveaw • • • #artforsale #art #artwork #seattlemakers #seattleartscene #seattlewa #seattleartist #giveaway #valentinesdecor #interiordesigners #homedecor #seasonoflove #abmlifeathome #dshome #insanelyinspiredinstagram #passioncolorjoy #artist #lifeofanartist #flashesofdelight #pnwcollective #pursuepretty #doitfortheprocess #ihavethisthingwithcolor #livecolorfully #creativelifehappylife #searchwandercollect #artistsofinstagram #thehappynow #creativelyinspired
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Today i wanted to shout out an artist friend of mine meredith @stubborntwigdesign i met meredith in @jessicaswift ‘s facebook group and then happened to meet her in person at lisa congdon’s book signing. she’s also seattle native ๐Ÿ˜Š her work is very bold and eclectic and i love her style ! she’s working on her 100 day project of ink portraits and i’m finding her series very inspiring. โค๏ธ go follow her lovely work —-> @stubborntwigdesign • • • #insanelyinspiredinstagram #artistsoninstagram #artiststoartists #artist #followfriday #fridayinspiration #communityovercompetition #artistshoutout #art #artforsale #seattlemakers #seattleartscene #seattlewa #redmondwa #inked #inkdrawings #stubborntwigdesign #100dayproject #inkillustrations #portraits #illustration_daily #passioncolorjoy #creativelifehappylife #creativepractice #createmakeshare
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
When i first came to us, i couldn’t justify the high prices of artist grade paints. it was a huge sticker shock ๐Ÿ™ˆ and also i was used to painting with student grade camel paints (india’s leading brand and similar to poster paints that we find here in us) stores like michaels and joann’s didn’t have the paint selection like they do now. ๐Ÿ˜ž โœจi remember my husband taking me to a local utrecht store and buying me some acrylic tubes ๐ŸŽจโ˜บ๏ธ โœจi self taught myself how to use acrylics and today they are pretty much my go to art supplies. i also tend to use a lot of crayons and inks in my paintings. all the different mediums just add an extra layer of texture ๐Ÿ˜Œ โœจswipe to see the paints i used to use while growing up for a little #throwback action —-> ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ โœจtell me what are some of your favorite supplies while creating ?! • • #insanelyinspiredinstagram #artsupplies #redmondwa #seattlewa #seattleartscene #seattlemakers #colorpalette #colorcrushcreative #modernart #art #artforsale #artbuyers #artgalleries #contemporaryart #pursuepretty #dscolor #abmlifeiscolorful #colorcolorcolor #colorlovers #painting #acrylicpaint #camelpaints #tbt #tbthursday
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
My art studio had always been either on the floor in my living room and then the dining table after everybody was done with dinner, but i would get so tired of removing and putting away my supplies and it was not conducive to my art practice. ๐Ÿ˜ž last few years, i’ve been lucky to have a dedicated work space, where i can leave my supplies out and make a messโ˜บ๏ธ i love having everything in my arm’s reach and it’s also inspiring. i do dream of having studio space outside of home, so i can have my own art walk nights or invite friends over to make art with me ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ‍๐ŸŽจโœจ but for now i’ll use all the extra space in my home to convert it to a studio. โ˜บ๏ธ swipe to see my different studio pics and the new one that i just moved into has soo many possibilities !! ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ • • • #insanelyinspiredinstagram #art #artstudio #studioscenes #wherewomencreate #creativeworkspace #whereisweatitout #myhappyplace #inspiringart #creativepractice #creativelifehappylife #redmondwa #seattlewa #seattleartscene #seattleartist #seattlemakers #pnwcollective #pursuepretty #abmlifeiscolorful #howshecreates #interiorinspo #interiordesigners #artstudiogoals #studioinspo #artcollectors #artwatchers #artbuyers
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Past few days i’ve seemed to gain some new followers and think this might be a good time to introduce myself and give you’ll some fun facts about myself โ˜บ๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ hi i’m charmi, mumbai born indian artist currently in seattle. i’ve been in the us since past 14yrs๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐ŸŽจ i’ve gotten my creative maker genes from my dad who was my first art teacher and taught me to draw and later on helped me fill my science lab journalsโ˜บ๏ธ ๐ŸŽจi’m an introvert and hate small talk๐Ÿ˜– ๐ŸŽจin high school i had picked accounts as my elective, since it would’ve helped me get into a good college and by the end of first week i couldn’t wait to switch it to art !! needless to say that i s**k at math ๐Ÿ™„ ๐ŸŽจmy art college was an only girls college and i really enjoyed my 5 years there being completely immersed in my art and treasure the lifelong friendships i’ve made. it was girl power all the way !! ๐Ÿ‘ฏ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐ŸŽจ if i wouldn’t be an artist, i would probably be a librarian. i love books as much as i love painting/creating. i find it hard to balance both my passions and struggle giving time to each sometimes ๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŽจ on one of my trips back home, i fell in love with bronzeware and decided to start dravya, my etsy store to support the bronzeware artisans in india and to support the dying artโœจ ๐ŸŽจ although being an artist for so long, i haven’t yet been able to support myself with it. i dream of changing this in coming years and working towards that goal ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ you can always shop my etsy store link in bio and support my dreamโ˜บ๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ i’m a jain and follow jainism and my #mandala paintings are inspired by the mandalas i grew up seeing in the temples ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐ŸŽจ if i’m not painting or creating, i’m pretty much thinking of it, if i’m not thinking about it, i’m reading about art, if i’m not reading about art, i’m in a gallery looking at art ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐ŸŽจ my artworks are pieces of my inner most self and sometimes when i look at them, they take me back to that exact moment and feeling that i had in my heart and mind while i was painting โœจ alright now tell me something about you ??!! • • #insanelyinspiredinstagram #passioncolorjoy #artist #artistbio #selfportrait #lifeofanartist #flashesofdelight #pnwcollective #redmondwa #seattlewa
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Over the holidays, on a whim i happen to submit my #artjournal spread for issue 3 of @brush_magazine which was based on @getmessyartjournal ‘s seasons of nature and then completely forgot about it due to stress ๐Ÿ˜ฌ until today, so fun to open ig today and find this surprise !!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿคฉ feels soo good to be included and be a published artist !! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ thanks @brush_magazine and @tanyaleekahler for including my artwork in the magazine. can’t wait to order my printed copy โ˜บ๏ธ !! • • • #artjournaleveryday #artjournaling #artjournalingdaily #seasonsofnature #getmessyartjournal #published #publishedartist #printisnotdead #onlinemagazine #brushmagazine #galleryartist #artwork #printmagazine #inprint #artistsoninstagram #art #artforsale #nature #mixedmediaart #gelliprint #gelliarts #seattleartist #seattlemakers #seattleartscene #redmond #redmondwa #seattlewa
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
The gems you find while packing and moving! my version of an art journal from #backintheday while i was in my fourth year of art school. these were part of my daily sketches, that we had to make pretty and decent before submitting for a grade. ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ we are moving this weekend and it’s packing central over here !!๐Ÿ˜€ hope you’ll have a great friday ! โœจโœจ • • • #flashback #flashbackfriday #fbf #artjournaleveryday #artjournal #artjournaling #artschool #makearteveryday #friyay #artistlife #huffpostarts #sketching #dailysketches #illustrations #painting #artwork #passioncolorjoy #happyartistmovement #dsart #sketchbook #abmlifeisbeautiful #abmcrafty #followfriday #craftsposure #creativelifehappylife #doitfortheprocess #flashesofdelight
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Life update : have been mia over here for sometime ๐Ÿ˜ฌ with the new year, some of our goals as a family had been to eat healthy and start searching for a bigger rental home. our current apt was just getting very claustrophobic for us and we love having friends over and socializing and we just couldn’t do that in our current apt. ๐Ÿ˜’ at the tail end of december, we were lucky enough to find a rental home in the location we wanted and not too big or small for us. but we were still working and focused on rebuilding our houston home and getting it ready for the market. the tangled mess of paperwork and decision making that goes with owning a property that flooded, left us mentally and financially drained to do anything else. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ the whole process has been chaotic, uncontrollable and messy, while it’s been a lesson to practice patience and grace ๐Ÿ˜” also starting gym and eating healthy after quite sometime, equaled in low energy in the beginning of this year. ๐Ÿ˜‘ after considering all the ifs and buts and a lot of procrastination, ๐Ÿ˜ž we ended up breaking our current lease and moving into the bigger rental home that we think will be perfect for us!! i haven’t had much studio time but looking forward to settle in the new place and make it into a new studio space ! i hope to get back here with my everyday posts once i’ve crossed this messy middle life stuff !! thank you for sticking around so far with me on my creative journey and please send some good property selling vibes ! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’– • • • #artpractice #creativepractice #artistlife #lifeisgood #mybeautifulmess #abeautifulmess #pursuepretty #doitfortheprocess #minimandalas #rainbow #acolorstory #ihavethisthingwithcolor #livecolorfully #creativelifehappylife #searchwandercollect #artistsofinstagram #thehappynow #createexplorerepeat #creativelyinspired #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #passioncolorjoy #abmlifeiscolorful
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Day 2 prompt of #21daysinmyartworld is “lesson learnt”. // i think last year i wrote that all i needed was to keep my head down and work work work. ๐Ÿ˜Š // well this year i wanted to say that the lesson i’ve learnt is — the best inspiration comes from doing all that work, inspired by process — creating an organic, cyclical energy/ inspiration supply. โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ‍๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ • • • #dravyaart #dravya21daysinmyartworld #flaming_abstracts #abstractart #painting #abstractexpressionism #modernart #modernabstract #contemporaryart #artgallery #artbuyers #artwatchers #originalartforsale #interiordesigner #seattleartist #seattlemakers #seattleartscene #markmaking #artlicensing #originalart #huffpostarts #artfinder #artbrut #paintingaday #makeart2018 #yearofcreativehabits #artandculture #fineart #artlovers
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Slow start to the new year, finally got some studio time today. played with some of my favorite colors to make an abstract painting on paper. // joining in @taraleaver ‘s #21daysinmyartworld again this year. i loved documenting my artist journey last time โ˜บ๏ธ it sort of fulfills the needs of a memory keeper inside me as i document my journey ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ // so today day 1 prompt was “ favorite painting”. since i just painted this and love the colors and energy of it, i think like all new and shiny and latest stuff is my favorite ๐Ÿ˜€ also i think painting abstracts is hard๐Ÿ˜ฌ although they look easy but to nail down color, composition and energy every time is not easy. i feel i’m just getting started and want to explore them more ๐Ÿ˜Š also taught myself to make a mock up of my painting !!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ // swipe to see details and let me know what you think โ˜บ๏ธ • • • #dravyaart #dravya21daysinmyartworld #flaming_abstracts #abstractart #art #painting #colorcrushcreative #yearofcreativehabits #abstractexpressionism #modernart #modernabstract #contemporaryart #artwatchers #artbuyers #interiordesigner #interiorstyle #originalartforsale #seattleartist #seattlemakers #seattleartscene #markmaking #artlicensing #originalart #huffpostarts #artfinder #paintingaday #makeart2018 #artbrut #artgallery
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
“i hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. you're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something” -neil gaiman • • • #mandalala #mandalas #mandalaart #mandalamonday #mandalamagic #mymandala #artbuyers #nonobjective #modernabstract #colorlovers #dravyasmandalas #dravyaart #seattleartist #seattleartscene #seattlemakers #mondaymandala #pursuepretty #dscolor #abmlifeiscolorful #geometricart #botanicalart #collage #mixedmediaart #sacredwithinmandalas #linkinbio #artforsale #painting #flashesofdelight #motivationalmonday
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
This year has been a mix of growth and pushing myself to step outside of my shell and to start sharing my work. thank you for all the likes and comments and sharing this visual space with me. happy new year everyone !! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ƒ • • • #bestof2017 #artistsoninstagram #artlovers #artappreciation #dravyaart #contemporaryart #modernart #modernabstract #flashesofdelight #passioncolorjoy #dailybraverypaintings #21daysinmyartworld #happyartistmovement #carveouttimeforart #artwatchers #artbuyers #originalart #seattleartist #seattlemakers #seattleartscene #emergingartist #originalartforsale #flaming_abstracts #mixedmediaart #artjournaling #artjournal #creativejournal #yearofcreativehabits #visualarts
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Day 28/30 - on a nature walk, collect stones in a brown paper bag. find a sunny spot and lay the stones in a grid, trace around them and even draw the shadows and fill it in. fill the rock drawings with very descriptive words describing each rock. make a rock cairn and leave the rocks for someone else to find ๐Ÿ˜Š // describing the rock colors was a little bit hard. this activity was purely an exercise of slowing down and observing nature! even though all rocks were similar, they all had minute differences in shape, color and texture. i tried my best to describe them ๐Ÿคท‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š let me know what you think ?! • • • #thejealouscurator #dravya30dayunblock #dravyaart #creativeblock #creativeunblock #createmakeshare #creativepractice #creativelifehappylife #natureisart #natureinspired #artjournaling #artjournaleveryday #artjournal #sketching #drawing #happyartistmovement #insanelyinspiredinstagram #artistsoninstagram #carveouttimeforart #getmessyartjournal #getmessyseasonofnature #seasonsofnature #getmessy #abmlifeisbeautiful #dsnature #rockcollection
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Day 27/30 - creativity thrives when we are given restrictions. // create an original image in less than thirty minutes on the metaphor “ all the world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely players.” - shakespeare. // i think the time limit really made me not over think this one and i just straight away created the first thing that came to my mind when i read the quote. // i drew my version of emojis as that’s the way we express ourselves daily in this age of technology and the digital world (stage) ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€ • • • #thejealouscurator #dravya30dayunblock #dravyaart #creativeblock #creativeunblock #creativepractice #creativelifehappylife #createmakeshare #emergingartist #seattlemakers #seattleartist #seattleartscene #illustration #illustrationdaily #illustratorsofinstagram #happyartistmovement #flashesofdelight #originalartforsale #inmyjournal #artjournaleveryday #artjournal #artjournaling #illustratorsoninstagram #artlicensing #sketching #drawing #art #dailyart #makearteverydamnday
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Day 26/30 - find a favorite photograph of myself and re create it, but not as a photograph. // this would be my second time trying digital illustration. i love the ease of doing these on the ipad, but i still have a long way to go๐Ÿ˜ž going to keep working on my digital style in the new year ! • • • #thejealouscurator #dravya30dayunblock #dravyaart #adobesketch #adobedraw #digitalart #creativeblock #creativeunblock #creativepractice #creativelifehappylife #createmakeshare #emergingartist #ipadproart #seattlemakers #seattleartist #seattleartscene #illustration #illustrationdaily #illustratorsofinstagram #happyartistmovement #flashesofdelight #originalartforsale #selfiesunday #sundaymood #lastsundayoftheyear #sundayfunday #illustratorsoninstagram #artlicensing #sketching #digitalsketching
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Day 25/30 - draw a blind contour of still life/ landscape/ or person to loosen up the tightness and rigidity of the hand ๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ˜Š // i’m loving the simplicity of blind contour drawings. they are becoming my favorite way of spending 15-20 mins of getting creative. ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผthis is the pine tree line ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒi see every day out of my studio window. this view is so different from the view i had back in houston (2nd pic ) it feels good to memorialize such things in my journal, part of my artist life and journey ๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š • • • • #blindcontour #blindcontourdrawing #landscapes #landscapepainting #washingtonstate #seattleartist #seattleartscene #seattlemakers #outsidemywindow #landscape_lover #landscapeartist #modernart #modernabstract #natureinspired #getmessyartjournal #seasonsofnature #getmessy #artjournal #artjournaling #artjournalingeveryday #makearteverydamnday #emergingartist #happyartistmovement #passioncolorjoy #carveouttimeforart #thejealouscurator #dravya30dayunblock #dravyaart #creativeblock #creativeunblock
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Day 24/30 - if i were an animal what would i be and illustrate myself as that animal. // i procrastinated a lot on this challenge๐Ÿ˜ฌ i had a hard time picking an animal. i took a couple of “find your spirit/ totem animal” quizzes online and kept getting turtle in most of them. so i just went with it ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ˜€ // turtles are peacemakers, determined, persistent, and symbol of the world. they have ancient wisdom, are slow moving and understanding. they also have a lot of emotional strength and the ability to stay grounded in moments of chaos and disturbances. they usually are go with the flow unless presented with danger and then they prefer to retreat in their shell. they like to keep to themselves and are not very social animals. // i do think most of it is true and applies to me, the only part which i couldn’t relate to was the ancient wisdom. i don’t think i have that ! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ’• // if you were an animal, what would you be?? let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’• • • • #thejealouscurator #dravya30dayunblock #dravyaart #adobesketch #adobedraw #digitalart #creativeblock #creativeunblock #creativepractice #creativelifehappylife #createmakeshare #emergingartist #ipadproart #totemanimal #spiritanimal #animalwisdom #animaltarot #animalart #selfiesaturday #saturdaymood #seattlemakers #seattleartist #seattleartscene #illustration #animalillustration #animalitos #turtletotem #turtlespirit #illustrationdaily #illustratorsofinstagram
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Charmi Shah ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ
Day 23/30 - take a trip to local antique/thrift stores and find a box of old photos. find five favorites and write short stories about each. // i tried a couple thrift stores here but didn’t have such luck, so decided to rummage through my baby album and go through some pics which my dad had given me. //the last three pics are of my dad, mom and me may be at age 3ish โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’• // this was super inspiring challenge!! also fun to walk down the memory lane with my daughter ๐Ÿ˜Š // when was the last time you went through your childhood pics and relived the memories ?? • • • #flashbackfriday #flashback #popart #blackandwhitemood #moderncontemporary #modernart #contemporaryart #dravya30dayunblock #dravyaart #thejealouscurator #creativeblock #creativeunblock #yearofcreativehabits #emergingartist #artbrut #artbasel #artinspiration #throwback #photoinspiration #fadedmemories #andywarholstyle #popculture #seattleartist #seattlemakers #seattleartscene #graphicart #flashesofdelight #flaming_abstracts #blackandwhitepbotography #jengotchismyinspiration
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