Creative Artist . Patient Teacher . Daring Storyteller
A bit about me:
I was always an artist and a storyteller who got educated to become an Engineer. I have worked as a water resources Engineer for 4 years but the calling in me to serve the young or the old pulled me to different pursuits.
So, I went on to volunteer at preschools, teaching young beings to incorporate healthy living through art and stories. I mentored abused women and helped with curriculum making for the organization. I became a certified wellness coach, self published five story books for children, worked as a professional photographer and part time art and after school activity teacher.
As an artist, I have tried various mediums and have also explored wood working, jewelry designing and photography to express my creativity. But once I overcame my fears of watercolor, which intimidated me for many years, it has become my all time favorite creative outlet. it is my meraki. I find watercolors magical and soothing not only to release stress or as a medium to express but the pigments, colors, water, brushes all together create an enchanting land where if you let go and trust your intuition with a little guidance, you will see magic happening!
As an art and wellness coach, I have taught age group of 3 -18 and adults. From volunteering to teaching at studios and schools, to running summer camps for 8 week straight, I have experience with all mindset of children and adults. And we all are unique hence I completely believe in making learning unique to all my students, as much as I can.
Continuing with teaching, the pandemic of 2020 challenged me to adapt to online teaching and I have had a successful art teaching experience since summer of 2020. And online art courses are my offerings to continue spreading the love for watercolors especially.
I like to think of myself as a student of life and hence I have an open mindset even while I teach as its an energy flow and my students always have something to teach me as well. You can follow me on Instagram under the name of pranamusings where I share my creativity of words and art.
Why take one of my courses:
As a self taught artist, I understand exactly what the stumbling blocks are in learning watercolors. I have experienced what any learner would feel about their creative work from being anxious, critical, overwhelmed, dissuaded or frustrated perhaps at times.
My teaching experience along with my learning experience has helped me shape my courses to be positive, friendly, relaxed and easy for anyone to take.
I believe in helping each individual to find a comfortable level with art to enhance not only their creativity but over all mindfulness that art can therapeutically provide.