Art is the transforming experience. —

Mahima Rathore
Posted September 10, 2020 from India

Hello dearies i will try to share my journey in short.  My elementary knowledge of block print in collage time  was insufficient to make an artist out of me. To further polish and systematize the skills, I went  some factories to get training. So that i can give training to deprived women of my society who are badly suffering with pendamic crises .Their husbands are jobless some are alone or widows . The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving millions of people jobless. Me and my friend Pratigya decided to cope with the mental and emotional effects of unemployment during this pandemic.we conduct workshops of printing on cloth,  embroidery and stitching.My friend is good in stitching and desihning as she is diploma holder .We decided to donate our art to the needy women so they can earn livlihood. I will show you some products they made in last 20 days after training.  We are so happy if our art and knowledge would be useful for someone. I alwayed keep asking everyone to donate their skills to impact the society.  Block printing is beautiful art of India.  This is one such technique, which involves carving a desired pattern or design on a wooden block, covering this block with ink or dye and then stamping it on the fabric.

I am thankful to worldpulse for providing such plate form where we all friends can share our struggle and stories.   

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Jill Langhus
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hello Mahima,

How are you doing, dear? How are you doing, Love? Keep up the great work.

I hope you and your family are safe and well:-)

XX

Mahima Rathore
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hello beautiful heart
I am doing great and so much excited with my new project .
I'll forever be grateful for the encouragement you gave me when I needed it. ...

Jill Langhus
Sep 19
Sep 19

Hello Love,

That's wonderful to hear:-)

Aw, thank you!

I hope you have a great weekend!

XX

Hello, Mahima,

Wow! You turned your solution to mental health into a project that helps women! That is so inspiring! What a lovely COVID-19 story, dear sister! Looking forward to seeing more designs from you.