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Breaking out of Artists Block Latest updates on Arts and Creativity

Breaking out of Artists Block Latest updates on Arts and Creativity

hope your summer is going super well and that you’re having a wonderful time bonding with your kids. I pray your laundry piles are small, your coffee hot and your blog is growing. And if you are a shop owner I pray that it is expanding and more and more sales are dripping in , its my little prayer for you and the best one I can give at the moment from an Artist to an Artist.

 

I have exciting news! Both personal and on the blog. Let’s get right into it….

#1 I am officially coming back to my paintings after nearly 7 years!!

You might remember my story how I was cheated by an Art Licensing company and lost my muse? if not you can read about it right here.

It took me longer than I thought , it feels like I have been awaken up from a dream now. There were many nights of crying and many days of cursing ( dont we all do that ? ) if not … then this was where I was at. I was devastated felt rejected, blamed everything and anything on to the little heartbreak.

It took me 3 mindset and business coaches, 1 failed coach choice and a lot of forgiveness work that I can officially declare that I am back to work. More on choosing the right Coach later , but for now I am a firm a believer that you need a community of Artists and creators who understand you , and more intimate this community is better it is .

Having said that, during this time the lessons that I was able to learn are worth Gold, nothing happens without a cause. Everything is there for a reason, I have grown out so much stronger and wiser as a person from this experience and now I truly thank the Art Licensing company for the experience they have helped me go through.

I almost laugh at the story that I shared from a state of mind that was all angry and full of resentment. Sorry but not so sorry…..

Here is my latest Islamic Art painting <3

My first painting (after 7 years) is not stiring me enough from inside , I pulled it up and hung it over my living room wall, but nope I still have to uncover a lot from inside. I looked towards it everyday, continued my daily morning practices for creativity and raising my vibrations to connect to creative muse within me and make it stronger, and as I dd this practice more, the painting started to represent an era of transition and as soon as I overcame that, my heart for done with enjoying the painting ( it is off to a new home now).

#2 I am starting a brand new hand painted furniture business.

It is so hush hush at the moment , I haven’t shared this on social media or anywhere else , infact not even to my family yet 🙂 but you know … I feel close to you , since you are my pen friend I needed to get this out …. 🙂  Dont forget to subscribe to my email list if you want to recieve updates on my creative musings and latest updates.

#3 My website is coming up with a new branding

With so much going on and myself handling that too, it is coming on up slowly but you might have noticed the new home page?

#4 Creative Business School 101

For the past 4 year I’ve yearned to create a Course that is made specifically for Artists and Creatives –

where I can teach you how I’ve created my own product based business using my arts and illustrations and now run it successfully from the comfort of my home.I finally know exactly how I want to teach it and what I will put into the course. It just clicked last week – I can’t wait to tell you more.

My current goal is to get it to you by July 20th , It will teach you not just how to create an online Shop and your own products selling through a stand alone website but also how to create an evergreen funnel to it – so you don’t have to struggle with tech issues and driving traffic to it all the time.make money.

It’s basically teaching you exactly how I run my product based business right now 😉 Most products that teach you how to create a product and a business with a successful funnel go for $997 (no kidding!) but right now I’m planning to launch it for under $100.

So skip one date night and save up your money. This.will.be.so.worth.it!

Phew, that’s it! What a big email with tons of news! As you may see, I’m back from vacation and ready to serve you! Can’t wait to see your success!Got your attention? Just fill out this super-quick feedback form .

Project update: Coloring Book for Adults “Color to Glee”

Project update: Coloring Book for Adults “Color to Glee”

So i have been working on a little project of mine these few days , due to which i haven’t been able to post much Vector tutorials on this blog as much as i would love to and as much as i would like to . I present to you my coming up Coloring Book for Adults.

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But i thought i will take you along with me on to my next artistic journey and share some moments with you .

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I have been doodling and drawing and while doing that i also concentrated on creating more art for Artlicensing . I would like to share with you one of my drawings that you might like to color if you are a fan of coloring pages.

Coloring Pages and coloring books for adults have become a sort of therapy aid . It really helps clear the clutter out of your mind.I have tried using to-do lists , Chore lists for my kids , planners and some of the apps available for project management but the connection to hand to paper is always the best healer.

I have worked on a few drawings and then took some time out to color them and found them quite engaging and releasing a bit of stress.

So from my first batch of new drawings below is one of the pages from adult coloring pages.More of the coloring pages (2)

I hope that you enjoy coloring it as much as i did and i will be sharing next coloring page as soon as i enter my next phase of project .

Download 4 Free Coloring Pages from Color To Glee Coloring Book for Adults

 

 

Coastal digital watercolor artworks. {Personal Works}

Coastal digital watercolor artworks. {Personal Works}

Here is an update on my recent explorations in digital worlds , thought i’d share these with you with a bit of detail on the work process.

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Buy this as Art Print or Card

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Buy this as Art Print or Card

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Buy this as Art Print or Card

Initially the main elements of art I have used My Watercolour washes in creating the edges and background , the elements were hand drawn then scanned , adjusted cropped and then added to the artwork.

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The Washes that i used are these.

These Artworks are available for licensing through Artlicensing.com or you can purchase the artprints through my zazzle store just click on the image to go to the link.

Keywords: artprint , artlicensing , digital art , watercolor washes , watercolor strokes , digital art , watercolor texture , coastal images , digital coastal , coastal illustration.
How to Create Watercolor effect in Photoshop

How to Create Watercolor effect in Photoshop

I have been struggling to create a watercolor effect in illustrator since such a long time and finally with some serious experimentation and trials and errors i have come to a point where i can say i am getting there .

Here are a few of my recent artworks that i created using my Watercolor effect exploration take a look.

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Watercolor Live Simply Art by Asmaa murad

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The World awaits you , Watercolor in photoshop

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Must Wake up smiling always , Watercolor in photoshop

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Ocean share your secrets with me , watercolor in photoshop

In an upcoming tutorial i will be sharing with you how i created this watercolor effect. so stay around :).

Superhero and animals , seamless pattern design for stationary , invitation or textile.

After 2 years , i am coming back to posting to my shutterstock and Dreamstime portfolio , With over 1000 images on microstock sites in my portfolio , I stopped uploading two years back.

I wanted to work towards refining my work and during this time i made tons and tons of images , and now i think it is time to share all of these whats the use of these sitting in my hard drive anyway!

I have just uploaded around 70 new images and working towards submitting them through stock sites these include vector seamless patterns as well as some graphical element sets great for stationary design , invitations and textile . Inviting you to take a look ! 🙂

All pattern and  designs can be purchased via Shutterstock. Check the license agreement before downloading. For commercial use, please contact me



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