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 artwork.
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 tricky😰😨. However, in the end, I was delighted🥲🥲.
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 Mubarak😊🙏.