Ruhani Sharma is a passionate painter. Painting is her passion and she strive towards finding some form of expression of her own self in her paintings. She love experimenting with a variety of art forms and she is working towards becoming a much more innovative artist. She got connected with Stay on Skills and has attended and hosted various workshops in India.
Here is Ruhani Sharma in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) What in the first place inspired you to begin with art?
I have always loved art since I was very young. I was being very fond of drawing classes in my school days. But in Kullu, there are no fine arts classes. So I’m a self-taught artist. My mother always supported me. This motivates me to make more beautiful art pieces.
So I keep on trying different types of painting techniques. When I draw or paint, I get a feeling of fulfilment and satisfaction. When I made my Instagram page and uploaded my art pieces, the response was very good. It was something unexpected for me. I was very happy.
2) How did you get in touch with Stay On Skill?
I saw Stay On Skill profile on IG and I loved it. I replied to one of their stories then they saw my artworks and asked me to host a 3 days painting workshop in Flugler hostels, upper Dharamkot, Mcleodganj, HP. I gave watercolour and bottle painting workshop there. It was an amazing experience. I met a lot of people from different states and countries.
3) How has the experience been with Stay on Skill?
Stay on skill gave me the opportunity to give art workshops to travellers around India. I feel blessed to be a part of SOS. At the very first time when I joined SOS, I was very nervous but they boosted my confidence level. SOS gave me the opportunity to meet new people and to share my art skills with them.
As said by Martin Luther King, Jr. –
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
So, continue following your passion and spend time with it. The best thing about your life is when you choose your passion as your career. But not everyone gets this opportunity. So if you’re the one, be happy. For me, Drawing and Painting is something that I can’t live without. It’s my LIFE❤️.
4) Tell us about one of the best workshops you had.
In March 2020 I hosted ‘Stay on Skill art party for 2 days in Hashtag hostels, Rishikesh. For the interaction with the crowd, I arranged some games like Pictionary, blindfolds. When the crowd becomes comfortable then I taught them the basics of body painting Along with the these workshops they chill. After 2 days I hosted Bottle painting workshop there. People enjoyed a lot.
made new friends from different states, countries. That was the best workshops till now. The crowd was amazing there. The location was away from the loud area and it keeps you active to walk around. Their common area is great. Met amazing people.
The staff was really nice, helpful and friendly. They made my stay comfortable and memorable. Overall it was an amazing experience.
5) During this time of lockdown, how are you managing the workshops?
During this time of lock down I give live sessions on IG and online workshops.
6) What do you like most about being an artist?
Being an artist isn’t just about putting pencil to paper, or brush to canvas. Art can and does mean so much more than that, Art is a way to explore my world and my imagination. Just push your boundaries. Art is a way to grow as a person, so take advantage. Painting is my passion and I strive towards finding some form of expression of my own self in my paintings. I love experimenting with a variety of art forms and I am working towards becoming a much more innovative artist.
7) What would you tell to other aspiring artists out there?
Chase your dreams! Never doubt your capabilities to come out a winner. Struggle hard but never give up the chase to achieve your dreams!
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