Coming from a quite city of Nagpur in India, I had never ever even imagined that anybody is ever going to even notice me. I was a shy little girl who grew up drawing in her small sketchbooks and sharing them with my parents who inturn shared them with their friends and I loved the little words of appreciation I got from them like, very good, well done and so on. That is it, that was my little world. No body knew me beyond this.
Just Nagpur was my whole world at that time and getting my work known even in India was a big deal for me. But destiny had some different plans for me. I was shown a direction by some external powers. I just worked my way there. Not going into details, I would just like to share, how fascinated, excited and thrilled I get when I get viewers, comments and emails from around the world appreciating my works, telling me how much they are inspired by it and how much they love my efforts and would love to own one of my works. So much love and kind words are a big big boost to me as an artist and that is what keeps me going and makes me want to work more and more.
Apart from this I really did not expect more to happen in my life, until and unless I was approached by lovely Jeniffer Hutchins for my first interview ever as an Inspiring artist on her website. I was ofcoarse thrilled as I really had not expected that I will ever be interviewed. When she sent me the questions, it took me many many days to reply to her. Not that I was being mean or rude by rplying late, I was just intimidated. I wanted my answers to be perfect so I just kept thinking about them so much that she had to send me a reminder for a reply. Being embarrassed by the reminder, I thought, what am I doing? There is nothing like "perfect" in this world. Just reply to the questions straight from the heart , the way you feel and let it go. So I did just that and so here is the final interview :-
I hope you enjoy reading my 1st interview and I will look forward to your reactions.
With best regards
Shilpa / Artyshils
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