Eid Mubarak

23rd April 2023 Beena



Hello everyone. Let me wish all my Muslim friends Eid Mubarak. The festivities mark the end of the fasting month. It is a significant festival for all Muslims globally. I did this artwork using the Nagomi technique.


Nagomi Art is a form of Japanese art healing founded in Japan, using pastels and fingers to create gentle, transparent, warm and heart-touching art through simple yet unique painting techniques.


I told my two art teachers I wanted to create the Eid greeting using this technique. Though difficult, the two young teachers, Stella and Jia Yang, assured me they would make my wish come true. I was so touched when we completed this artwork๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿซ .


I used soft pastels to create this artwork. I need to shave the colouring onto paper and use my fingers to blend the colours. As there were so many lanterns that I had to cut, it was tricky๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜จ. However, in the end, I was delighted๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ


Fasting takes work. However, when one can complete a month of fasting, it gives a sense of purpose. Life can have challenges, but we need not despair. Solutions may be hard to find, but we may adapt to new circumstances. I will not attempt Nagomi’s artwork alone at home as it is messy. However, in the art studio, I feel more confident. Isn’t that how we feel when facing critical life stages? When we have support, it becomes easier to bear the pain.


Let me know your thoughts about Nagomi’s artwork. To all my Muslim friends, I wish you a happy Eid Mubarak๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™.


20 thoughts on “Eid Mubarak

  1. Such a lovely piece, Dr Beena. I am always delighted to see your passion in trying out new art styles. Truly brings out your talent. Do keep it up and looking forward to more beautiful pieces.

    1. Thanks Vasanthi
      Art has become my way to face life’s challenges. I hope that will sustain me.


    1. Hahah, I wish I was a true rock star, but better late than never to have such a title.

      Thanks Shaj


  2. I donโ€™t really know about art but how you persevere to complete the artwork even though is difficult for you is awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    1. Thanks Farida

      I told the 2 teachers, I need to complete this before Eid begins and we did it๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ

  3. Alone fighting an unknown battle is tough but with support from experienced masters gave you confidence and built up your positive attitude towards this beautiful Nagomi’s art work.

    You have overcome some challenges and the outcome is certainly positive and beautiful.

    1. As a fighter that you are, you can understand the challenges. But thanks for your support too.


  4. Beautiful Nagomi techniques on this piece. Thank you for sharing your inspiration & thoughts through this artwork.

    1. Hi Esther, I know you love new techniques too and glad that I was able to create this work, thanks to my 2 art teachers.


  5. Beecasso I respect your passion for art. Keep trying new styles. I like your paintings and your views on life, facing challenges and so on. Never stop painting dear friend!

    1. Hahaha, the nickname you guys gave me, what can I say. Just trying to reflect on life through my art. It helps me a lot. Share my experience with others who struggle with life’s challenges.

      Thanks my dear


    1. Oh Annie, I wish you were with me in class, you too would have created a beautiful piece. I dearly miss your presence in our class.


  6. This is truly spiritual and to have done it in the Nagomi technique is inspirational to say the least!

    1. Hi Nikki

      Glad that you have a different perspective to my artwork. I felt it look ethereal, hahaha my imagination, maybe๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š.

  7. Dr Beena I am so intrigued by your beautiful Nagomi Art painting but couldnโ€™t understand meaning of the word โ€œNagomiโ€.
    I looked it up and in Japan it means living harmoniously and it also can be similar to love which is the most important in life ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    Love the painting ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

  8. Excellent Beena, weโ€™ll done!! The texture of the painting does look soft and peaceful complemented by the vibrant โ€˜sharpishโ€™ colors of the streamers and lanterns.
    Didnโ€™t know much about the Nagomi technique – and it was fascinating to learn that the technique gives as much peace and joy to the artist as to the viewers, or even more so. Is that true?

    1. Hi Baiju if we live in the moment, we can cherish moments of peace. Life can never be in a constant mode of serenity. We can strive for it and cherish it when it happens. Art is full of surprises for me. The theme of Eid was my attempt to create a greeting. But it gave me a sense of accomplishment.

      Hope it had a similar impact for the readers too.


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