I have a Facebook page now- http://www.facebook.com/seemakumar13. I was very reluctant to join facebook in the first place. It was a school time friend of mine who insisted that I join and the only thing that lured me to join FB was to find and get in touch with some of my good old school friends who were out of touch. When I passed out of school, we did not have e-mail IDs. Some friendships survived through letter-writing and some friends who were not active letter writers got lost.
|Medium: Pen and ink on paper|
(It is an old drawing which has been scanned,
therefore the ageing shows on paper)
I did join FB and I do have a Facebook page now. When I started the page, under 'Artist, Band or Public Figure', surprisingly, there was no option for a 'Designer'. So the best option I could choose was 'Artist', and the top of Seema Kumar's Facebook Page reads:
"Professionally a Knitwear/ Fashion Designer, an Artist at heart and Writer for the soul."
Art has been my passion since childhood, but did not get any formal art eductaion till I was a student of Bachelor of Arts (Hons.). Am a Graduate with Drawing and Painting (Honours) and English (subsidiary subject) and Master of Design (M.Des.) from National Institute of Fashion Technology (India). Professionally speaking, I am a Knitwear Designer.
The term 'Artist' has a broad meaning. I call myself an Artist, not just because I draw and paint (which I do, of course), but because Art is my passion since childhood, art in different forms. I design, I write, I like to give shape to imagination in different forms. I love to create, like all artists do – be it a garden patch, make the best out of waste materials, draw, paint, design, stitch, take photographs, juggle with words to create prose and poetry. No, I am not a master at all of these or any of these. Yet, I cannot imagine my existence without being a part of all these, actively or passively.
I create something as a mother, homemaker, employee, teacher, freelancer, entrepreneur and a social human being. I enjoy creating or doing something that is worthwhile and necessary even if that may be the most mundane of tasks and not considered the most ‘artistic’ of pursuits. For me, that is another form of art in our day to day life :)
The great master has said:
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
I have my website and my blogs - English Blog and Hindi Blog. At one point of time, Blogs were good enough for sharing things, I think now its the Facebook page.
Do visit my Facebook page, have a look and if you like the page, do not hesitate to click 'Like' and let me know your valuable feedback and comments.
|Rural Sunrise: Photo by Seema Kumar|