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Hey there, fellow dreamer! Today, I want to share with you my three biggest goals as an Islamic geometry artist.
DISCLAIMER: this is not a cheesy description of how I want my life to be and waiting for it to happen miraculously. Rather it’s a way for me to get present to what I want to create in life and how to make it happen. I hope it inspires you to do the same.
So grab a cup of your favourite beverage, sit back, and let’s embark on a journey into the world of my artistic ambitions!
#1 Making a living out of my art while working less
I can already hear you say “What? You are not making a living out of your art?”.
First of all, I am making a living out of my art. It’s just that I’m working 24/7 to do that, and it’s not working anymore. So this is going to be my main goal this year. To do this, I have hired a business coach who is guiding me to financial freedom. Hmmm, financial freedom is not the term I want to use. I would say TIME freedom instead.
Imagine having everything on autopilot and an assistant to help you with admin stuff that is not on autopilot. That would be like heaven, right? In that case, I would have more time to create, paint, draw, read, whatever.
And this year, I want to do just that. I want my art to captivate hearts and minds while also providing me with a sustainable livelihood and time for myself and my family. It won’t be an easy path, but with determination, hard work, and a touch of that artistic magic, I believe I can turn this goal into a beautiful reality.
You know, I’ve come to the realization that it’s not a matter of IF but rather a matter of WHEN. I know I will make it someday.
Now tell me: would you like to do the same? What is stopping you from achieving this?
#2 Teaching others how to do the same.
Sharing knowledge and nurturing fellow artists are dreams within my overarching goal.
Picture this: guiding aspiring Islamic Geometry artists, unveiling the secrets of this magnificent art form, and witnessing their talents blossom.
I think I am the first artist doing Islamic geometric patterns who also know about email marketing, having a thriving blog, knowing how SEO works and how to create a powerful website while also creating and teaching people about this amazing art form. I have literally spent hours and hours researching and finding a way to make all that information applicable to Islamic art.
And this is what I want to do in the future: from organising workshops and online courses to fostering mentorship programs and collaborations, I aim to build a supportive community where we can all learn, grow, and inspire one another. Together, we can create a ripple effect that propels the art of Islamic geometric patterns to new heights and empowers individuals to embark on their own artistic journeys.
Now tell me: wouldn’t it be amazing if you could tap into all of this without having to do the hard work yourself? If you are like, “OMG, yes please, I absolutely need this”, then let’s set up a FREE 15-minute discovery call.
#3 Making Islamic geometry popular and part of the school curriculum.
This is by far the boldest of my three goals as an Islamic geometry artist.
I mean, if Mandalas are so popular, why can’t Islamic geometry be the same?
The sheer beauty and profound intricacy of Islamic Geometry deserve a place in the hearts and minds of people worldwide.
This would mean that people would google this term more often, which will make us artists more exposed. We could then sell more artwork, courses, workshops etc.
By integrating it into the school curriculum, we can instil an appreciation for this art form and nurture cultural understanding among young minds. From exploring the rich history and symbolism behind Islamic Geometry to applying its mathematical principles, this initiative has the power to foster creativity, critical thinking, and an appreciation for diversity.
Tackling Islamophobia through art? Yes, please. It’s a dream that envisions a future where Islamic Geometry becomes a cornerstone of education, nurturing well-rounded individuals who carry the torch of creativity and cultural appreciation forward.
This goal though needs more than one person to be fulfilled, and this is why I have co-founded the Global Centre of Islamic Art. We are artists who want to make a change in the Islamic art industry and replace the narrative of how this art is perceived. If you want to be a Legend, come join us 😉
Remember, goals are not mere figments of imagination; they are aspirations that drive us forward.
So, my fellow Islamic geometry artist, hold your goals close, for they are the stepping stones to a fulfilling artistic journey. Embrace them, make a list of actionable steps to perform and transform them into tangible achievements. Along the way, surround yourself with like-minded individuals, seek knowledge, and never underestimate the power of perseverance.
Let’s chase our goals, create breathtaking art, and inspire others to join us. Whether it’s making a living out of our art, teaching others to do the same, or bringing Islamic Geometry to the forefront of education, remember that your goals hold immense value. With passion, dedication, and a sprinkle of that artistic magic, we have the potential to make our dreams come true.
Here’s to embracing our goals, painting the world with our unique expressions, and leaving an indelible mark on the canvas of life. Cheers!
Now it’s your turn: what is your goal this year?
My 3 biggest goals as an Islamic geometry artist
June 5, 2023