Feeling better in 2018: RSVP for FREE live event!

Happy 2018,

 

Have you noticed the trend?


Each year on January 1, our social media feeds are filled with goals and resolutions to be better.

To live better.
To look better.
To do better.

But instead of making new resolutions for how I want to change or improve this year, I'm focusing on how I want to feel and how I can incorporate more softness, fullness, and nourishment into my daily life.

I'm not one for resolutions, but if I would choose one right now it would be to focus on daily self-care.

What is self-care?


Self-care is taking the time to identify what you need in order to be your best self and show up fully in your daily life, and then actually giving yourself those things.
You may have heard the expression "You can't pour from an empty cup".



When you're burnt out and overwhelmed, you essentially go into zombie mode. You're unable to think of creative solutions to problems that arise, or engage in activities you love because you are physically and mentally exhausted.

So this year, I'm taking steps to make sure that doesn't happen. And this Friday, I'm sharing a FREE live training on self-care practices you can steal to make 2018 your best year yet at 1:00pm EST.

If you can't make it live, don't worry! Click the link above and I'll send you the replay recording after we're done. Make sure to register now, as this totally FREE training will likely be offered as a paid product in the future!

I'll be back in your inbox tomorrow with more on creativity + self-care, specifically geared towards artists ;)

xo,
Amira

Interview With AphroChic

Today on the blog, I wanted to share a recent feature with AphroChic. Here's a quick excerpt: 

 

Amira Rahim‘s work is incredibly evocative. Her eye-catching paintings take you inside a colorful world, where vibrant hues literally jump off the canvas. Recently showing work in Abu Dhabi and LA’s popular Fig House, the New Jersey native is dedicated to her mission – making the world a more colorful place, one painting at a time. We spoke with Amira about the inspiration for her bold, abstract pieces.
You’ve lived in Texas and Abu Dhabi but were born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Can you discuss these three very distinct places in relation to your work, and which is the place you call home?
I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, which is home to many creative and artistic legends including Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, and Sara Vaughn. Some of my earliest childhood memories include going to the Newark Museum for art classes and activities as a child. There was always something buzzing, like a concert or a show. It’s a city with great problems but great energy too. I think it definitely shaped me as a woman and a human being. My outlook on issues like poverty, public health, and much of how I move through life came from this city.
My high school, Science High, was very diverse. I had so many Portuguese and Spanish-speaking classmates for the first time and I was that annoying kid who would always ask people where they were from after the first 5 minutes into a conversation. So I guess you could say growing up in Newark, New Jersey made me curious and unafraid of seeing what was outside of the city borders. I later traveled to Brazil and then Europe, and recently, lived in Abu Dhabi, the place that sparked the birth of my art practice as I know it today.

 

Read the full interview here.

I Want to Go to California...

because of this...

 

And this...

Image courtesy of  Let's Frolic Together . Featuring "Bora, Bora" paintings on display.

Image courtesy of Let's Frolic Together. Featuring "Bora, Bora" paintings on display.

Amira Rahim x The Fig House

In early 2015, I was asked to become an artist in residence with The Fig House LA. If you're familiar with the interior design scene in California, then you may have heard of this place. The bespoke event venue was designed front and back by the incredible Emily Henderson

My work will be hanging there for much of this year and I am so honored. If you are in the Los Angeles area, stop by and peruse the space. If you're far, far away like...well, then, this gallery will just have to do.

Okay, now back to this. Don't you wanna goooooo? Meet me in LA.

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That Time When Suki Waterhouse Signed My Painting

Hey guys!

So, I have been keeping quiet for weeks now and I can finally share! A few months ago, I was commissioned by Anasya Media company to create a painting for a VIP movie screening in London, UK. The event took place on June 15th and was a massive success.

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