New Collaboration with Safaknur

As CEO of my own design studio ‘Artista’, I’m collaborating with a new Turkish brand where I handle their designs and design services too. For the past few months, I was working on this collaboration hence my recent visit to Turkey. It didn’t work immediately at the beginning but at the end of last year,…

Inconsistency

I know I’m posting less and less these months but I cannot help it. I really miss writing my weekly blog posts, I miss my daily sketching and drawing, and I certainly miss recording my drawing and painting processes. It takes a lot of energy to perform all of this and suddenly I find myself…

Ikigai 生き甲斐 Book Review

I absolutely love the content written in this book. For some time, I’ve been fascinated by reading self-improvement books for they contain the information that all of us need to read. Prior to discovering these books, I used to go for novels. My favorite genres were fantasy, thriller, and historical novels. I loved reading novels…

Did it occur to you before, you wake up one day-truly wake up to a new you? You were asleep but not asleep and not because you want to sleep. As though you’re living and much alive yet you find yourself shunned away from whatever you want. You struggle to understand exactly what happened, and…

From Graphics to Fashion and Jewelry Designer

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Today’s blog post is more interesting this time. For a while I was constantly thinking about publishing this post but wanted to focus more on the content and make sure everything is as planned. So here it is and enjoy reading. Designed apparel Since late 2016 I decided to…

New Painting Space

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I worked on arranging my small art studio last month. I love my new painting space that I can’t wait to record myself painting live! It did make a difference and a positive change to me these days. I never thought that it could boost my energy that much. When…

What kept me busy? (Part 1)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Remember in my last blog post I mentioned having a busy schedule? I’ll tell you what kept me busy aside from the festival’s preparations. For years I studied Japanese language by myself. I relied on the internet jumping from one source to the other until I understood the language. Since…

Eid 2016

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yesterday was the first day of Eid! We usually suffer from a change in our sleeping habit because of Ramadan, so most people sleep during the day and wake up late to start celebrating Eid. Eid runs for three days. During that time, we usually gather, go out, and celebrate…

Improvement

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I draw daily, which is why I don’t always notice any progress I make. When I first started fashion illustrating, I was on the verge of giving up. I didn’t have my own style at that time and didn’t know where to begin. But one day I got the chance…

It’s Published!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Remember my online teaching class? I published all videos yesterday! Now you can access the class and take your time watching the clips and working on your project. As I mentioned in my previous post, I uploaded a 1-minute intro video on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=J3hplA1YzIg. And I uploaded the same video…