TED talks

For those of you who are not aware of TED- it is a platform where people from three different worlds come together to share ideas. These worlds are TECHNOLOGY, ENTERTAINMENT and DESIGN, basically every single person on the planet alive today.

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Creativity. What is it exactly? Where does it come from? Who has it and who doesn’t?  These are questions that every creative thinker has different answers to a lot of which are shared by these speakers. For more information click here.

Having decided to take the creative route very early on in my life, it has always been a risk of not having a steady job, like that of a banker, lawyer, engineer, etc. I have always tried to find out where exactly do my strengths lie. I tried Fashion Design- failed at that. Tried my hand at illustration- massively failed at that. Tried Visual Merchandising- its going steady and as of now, and side by side tried my hand at nail art- finding great joy in that! In short, there is endless scope in the world of design; it’s just a matter of time before you find what you are looking for and with the exposure we have today to the world, just focus on a particular direction and ride with it. THIS is where TED has helped me. Talks and presentations on work done by “normal” like us are truly inspiring and give hope that we too can be in their place one day!

I have always been interested in nail art, but my fear of public rejection and dismissal is what stopped me from writing a blog. To tell you the truth, it was because of my friend that I got the courage to face my fear. Having personally known someone who has stood on the TED platform, somehow made me think, I can do that too! Her name is Keerti Kataria and she is the heart of indiestylerush.

Elizabeth Gilbert gave the most inspiring speech on creativity that I have heard till date. She emphasizes on the fact that the creative process is mundane because you do your part the best you can, but the spark comes as a Eureka moment that makes the hard work all worth it.

She says “Don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be. If your job is to dance, do your dance. If the divine, cockeyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed, for just one moment through your efforts, then ‘Ole!’ And if not, do your dance anyhow. And ‘Ole!’ to you, nonetheless. I believe this and I feel that we must teach it. ‘Ole!’ to you, nonetheless,just for having the sheer human love and stubbornness to keep showing up.”

Watch her talk when you feel a little dead inside- it will surely lift up your spirits.

This nail art of mine is dedicated solely to TED. Tomorrow I will be going to watch a TEDx event in support of two friends, Suchita Salwan and Akshar Pathak, the founders of Little Black Book, Delhi and Minimal Bollywood Posters respectively.

FACES Siberian Nights

Break a leg!

 

Arshia

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