Help Us Encourage the Artist in Akansha Agarwal!
- JWB Post
- May 24, 2015
Jaipur is full of creative women. We guess, this city has got the maximum number of female jewelry/fashion designers in whole India. We met one such woman who is sharing her creative side with us.
Meet Akansha Agarwal, a teacher at Step By Step School. Akansha is fond of art and keeps on experimenting with its various kinds.
Akansha – It has a story behind. These almirahs at the corner, I never liked their dull grey color. I kept asking my mother to get them removed. When she didn’t pay any heed to my request, I decided to color them! I then put colorful handmade sheets over them and started painting. You can also notice mirror work, colorful finger-prints, leaf-prints, patchwork, etc on it. All this took me less than a week.
Akansha – I love art with minute detailing.
JWB – So, did you go to any classes during childhood?
Akansha – No. My mother is a textile designer who provoked my creative side in childhood. She encouraged me to draw, paint and make artful things with crafts paper. I think I have picked up from there.
JWB – Do you make gifts for your loved ones?
Akansha – A lot. I have gift cards, key wall holders, hand bags, decorative items, etc.
JWB – Show us few.
Akansha – Using ceramic work, I have created key holders.
Akansha (laughs) – This Baby Spam-book that I had made for one of my friends. I wanted to gift it during her pregnancy but by the time I completed it, the baby already turned 2 months old.
Akansha – It has a page dedicated to every activity baby does for the 1st time. It also has space where the photos of relatives can be put, capturing their various reactions seeing the baby.
Akansha – I am thinking to sell my paintings though.
Akansha – Thank you! I will definitely think about it.
Photographer: Shashank K Tyagi