Hi it's me Rashi Sharma from Pune by profession I am a doctor I have worked as a senior spine consultant for years but now I am following my passion for Art. Brought up in a nuclear family, my mom was always an art enthusiast. She herself is a graduate in fine arts. My love for arts started from my childhood, as long as I remember I always used to create, color and experiment. Though it was limited to art notebooks & biology notebooks. I used to love pencil sketching and charcoal painting too and then as they say life took over. I got too busy in college, as soon as college got over it was time to join a job then marriage & kids. The strain of working, giving 100% on the work front and taking care of two young kids finally started taking a toll physically & emotionally. There were days when either of the kids was unwell but I had to go to the clinic because of my prior commitments. Then after a lot of thought in October 2016, I decided to become a full-time homemaker. Now I had a lot of time & energy to devote to my family and that happiness gave way to pursue my passion again. I decided to convert my hobby into a profession too.
As a mother, I’ve become a more patient and a happier person. That deep sense of emotional satisfaction always comes to see both of them happy & chirpy.
From painting & sketching, I tried doing clay art which I still enjoy & when it came to creating stuff for my own home I experimented with Decoupage and this is how began a journey where now I dabble in clay art, mixed media & Decoupage.
There was not triggering or eureka moment, it all began by doing arts for my passion and then gradually turning the passion into a profession. It’s sheer joy when people admire your products & students want to learn from you. All this would never be possible without my husband, mom n my brother. They are my admirers & critics. During this journey, I made a lot of creative friends and this community always encourages each other to grow.
All I can say is I’m in a happy space right now.
I’ve started exhibiting my work in Pune since February 2017 & since then participated in a lot of major exhibitions across Mumbai & Pune like the style cracker & the lil flea. We now have a client base across India through the online portals. I take regular workshops in Pune.
The easiest part about being a creative mother is that you can be around your family and still work but at the same time the toughest part is that when the creative juices are flowing and you can’t create because your family needs you.
To all the creative mothers I must say that Just do whatever makes you happy. Never start any work because someone else is doing it. It’s just your passion that will take you places. Also to all the women, let’s encourage each other and grow as a family instead of pulling each other down.