Learning Story – Geetanjali
As an avid art enthusiast since school, I was a regular participant in art competitions and could usually be found in the Art Room during any free periods. I loved decorating my notebooks, project files and had the desire to keep learning new art forms. However, as is the case with most students, the pressure to do well academically drastically reduced the time I could devote to my passion for art.
In college, I became acquainted with what is popularly known as ‘calligraphy’ and realised that unknowingly I’d been using calligraphy to decorate the heading and titles of my school projects! My college years were fundamental in making me realise the scope of the different art forms that I’d already been practicing as well as introducing me to new ones.
Quilling and calligraphy both quickly became my favourite forms of art. With the support of my family and friends, I began participating in competitions once again! My competitors – the other artists I met and their work also became a source of inspiration for me to continue to explore and be creative. However, with classes and studying for exams, once again, my passion took a backseat.
This changed as soon as the national lockdown due to COVID-19 was enforced. It came as a boon to me in one sense, giving me hours to practice and create dozens of art projects. I tried my hand at a lot of different art forms and even began creating worksheets.
The icing on the cake was the workshops I started taking and I have Bodhiroom to thank for the belief they showed in me. I will always be grateful to them for the confidence I gained after completing their training module which helped me host my first workshop!
I’m blessed to have the constant support of my friends and family, as well as my followers on Instagram, the customers who buy my products and those who attend my workshops – they are all the best form of encouragement. They fuel my ambition and make this journey as an artist so enriching!