With every turn I made towards my dream, I met some really inspiring people.
Aarohi is one such person whom I met on the virtual world through a common friend.
She is based in Bangalore.
She is a big dog lover and a brilliant painter.
It was sometime back, when I wrote to her for sharing her work here on my little platform.
She was kind enough to answer my questions 🙂
So, with sipping the hot tea, presenting here Ms. Aarohi Singh
Me : Please tell me more about ‘Aarohi as an Artist‘.. how important is this role in your life?
But there are those who are discerning enough to be willing to pay for quality, creativity and originality.
That my work comes as one-of -a kind and/or limited edition I think adds to it’s appeal.
I love that there are those in my patron list who are willing and able to help keep a small business like mine alive and hopefully soon help it thrive…
Aarohi : One of the things I want to focus on over and above my usual work, is to do something where I give back. I am all for helping out and paying it forward.
I don’t have money lying around to give away but I do have some skill that can be used to generate funds to help those less fortunate (at this moment in time) but more in need.
‘The Poonchh Collection‘ is one such endeavor, an effort to help out and not give a hand out.
50% of all profits in perpetuity from the sale of this collection will go to support stray and abandoned dogs.
To learn more about the wonderful work that VoSD does, click here.
To read about the genesis of this collection, please click here.
To see styled images of the collection, please click here and here.
To see the awareness campaign posters, please click here.
To see the animation video on Animal Birth Control, please click here.
To see the dog portraits, please click here.
To see Kajal’s sketches, please click here.
To read about the making of this collection here.
My answer is simple – I understand the commitment required to keep a pet and I don’t take that responsibility lightly.
It is because of that realization, that I will not get a dog home till I can make that commitment in terms of time, energy, space and money.
Again the answer is very simple to me. I can’t right now. My young children and my home takes precedence over all else. But I have a skill that can generate some money which in turn can help these animals in need. And I know wonderful people who are doing hard core work on the streets.
I make do for now in hopefully helping them a little bit. And I hopefully make the dog that much ‘hipper’ and ‘with it’ in the process.
It is a disservice to their own artistic voice. But there will always be those that copy to make a quick buck…
And I love the rustic nature of her people. The faces that have weathered so much.
But I do get what you say about the suited booted. That too will happen.
Somehow I have just not found the time. Or maybe somewhere not been inspired enough. Yet.