Firstly, welcome to Aliandar and my very first blog post. I wanted to use my first post to show you what I have done in the past and how I came about creating Aliandar!
Ever since I can remember I have always been interested in colors, textures, arrangements, and art in general. When I was younger I thought the culinary arts was for me, but slowly I realized that I wasn’t nearly as interested as I thought. Despite the amazing food Rachel Ray produced, I noticed that neither the process of cooking, or the hundreds of different spices used in the process captivated me. Rather what caught my eye was the presentation of the space that was being used; From the beautiful colors on the plate to the complementary kitchen layout, I was simply amazed. I know how bizarre it sounds to be amazed by something so simple, but that’s what passion is right?
Growing up I was always commended on my creativity and artistic abilities, but I was never introduced to the idea of an artistic career. My focus was purely on what society believed was most important; From my grades and SAT score in high school, to enrolling into a good university, and then to choosing a major that was “realistic” and “reliable” in order to get a good paying job. Now, after finally accomplishing all the goals that were set for me, and having that good paying job, all I can think about is that side of me that always wanted art to be more than just a hobby.
I began to dip my toes back into art and design soon after I graduated from college, and started documenting my work on Instagram and Facebook. For me, it was a way to give the people around me a glimpse of what a mix of creativity and a bit of risk could accomplish. I never thought my friends and family would start encouraging me to start a blog or look into a career as an interior designer, but here I am!
The following pictures were my first steps to rediscovering my passion; this blog is my second. So without further ado, here we go.
I apologize in advance for the picture quality; All photographs were pulled from my Instagram! (Feel free to follow me :D).