” Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso beautifully quotes the very harsh truth of being an artist and relying on an individual’s talent to make a living out of it.
Most people think it’s just about a pretty face with a lot of followers. Truth is it’s a lot of hard work. I dream of my outfits and then I recreate my dream. Even before I started taking this up seriously couple of years back, I had many thousands of followers, who followed me for my sense of fashion. When I came to Delhi from Jabalpur it took me quite sometime to build following. And I am still struggling very hard to get work or to meet people who understand how hard it is to earn a living viz you are freelancing and projecting your ideas through pictures and fashion. My growth has been organic and I believe that I will make it one day, when it’s my time. Till then I am going to do what all of us artists do, struggle. Struggle for recognition, most importantly fight to earn for my art.
Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them. “Take your broken heart, and make it into art”, the fact that a song’s lyrics touches you in places you’d never thought would, comes out of the soul of an artist. Music, photography, painting, writing and so many more are the toughest professions a person chooses to rely on for the rest of their lifetime.
Fashion is art and you are the canvas, I truly believe in this with the hope that people start considering what we do at our ends to make it look what it looks like, a job well done enough to get paid and recognized. I have so many friends who are musicians, painters, writers and photographers who struggle every day and sleep restless at night to sell their art, because in today’s world, its somehow losing its worth. It’s really sad but the very harsh truth of the world.
” You are at home all day doing nothing, why don’t you find a 9 to 5 job and earn like everyone else.”, is what I used to hear from so many people. But I would really like to clear this out, People like us don’t take the job not because we are not able or we can’t get it. It’s because WE DO NOT WANT TO, there is a huge difference between choosing not to find a commercial 9 to 5 job, but following our dreams. It takes a huge amount of courage and sacrifice to follow our dreams and fight an every day battle to make a living out of the peanuts that the world has to offer us , but you know we still do.
Irrespective of the hardships and the world constantly mocking at us for our choices and the way we live, we get up everyday to create something that you’ve never seen, that inspires you and changes the way you think about Fashion, music, poetry or photographs, so appreciate it, appreciate us . Art is not what you see, but what you make others see, and because there is no other talent that we have other than making art our lives, and our lives into an art. I am sure when you see me next time, you will realize I am more than just my pictures. I hope you do …
Outfit Details – Featuring the modern contemporary, just the right brand to solve your outfit problems this summer, The Nasty Small Room. Wearing two of the very gorgeous cotton based dresses, just about right for our summers. Summers are for breezy dressers, light weight romance and beautiful colors. And Nasty small room has that covered for us in the most beautiful creations with affordable prices. Check it out :
LOOK 1- Romance
LOOK 2: Amour.
FEATURED BRANDS AND OTHER OUTFIT DETAILS :
On Sharmila :
1. Dresses by : The Nasty Small Room, @nasty_small_room on Instagram
Collection available at their store in Haus Khaas Village.
2. Boots- H&M
Styling : Aman Bajaj & Sharmila Sharma
Photographs- Pritiza Barua, @pritiza7 on Instagram.
Until next time with another story to tell and more love to share.