January 15th:(KB) Snober Ashraf, a self taught Calligrapher hailing from the old city of downtown Eidgah Srinagar, completed diploma in ECE engineering after which graduated as a Bachelor of Commerce.
While talking to Kashmir Bulletin (KB), she said, “I was doing job in education department as a private teacher till CoVID-19 lockdown. Initially I found interest in Arabic calligraphy in the year 2019 and then after my interest started developing in other art forms like nature paintings.”
“I was very curious to touch the sky in both fields like calligraphy as well as in painting but this curiosity refuses my interest in both fields. I also started developing english calligraphy as well. But l don’t have much fond in english calligraphy, l am always paying my heed towards Arabic calligraphy. Whatever l am today it is because of my mother. She always supported me each and every step in my life.”
She further said that, “Every piece of artwork is not related to the society but every piece tells a story. I find beauty in everything. I am a nature loving girl because nature gives us joy and peace, nature and natural world is my real inspiration. She also said that it needs more courage than wings if anybody wants to fly.
My journey started when my mother appreciated and supported me in this field, because it was my dream to be a calligrapher and Islamic art is very close to my heart, although it takes lot of effort and hardwork.”
“I was passionate and interested in calligraphy from past 3 years. Calligraphy gives comfort, peace and helps me to make an image in other personal minds. I have always been interest in art but actually being a B. Com student and being a private teacher I didn’t get enough time to spend on my art. My message to all those girls who really want to earn their names in the field of calligraphy. Please and please never be afraid to do something new in your life, once you have curiosity and courage you can do everything so do something today your future will bring good things for you”, said Snober―(Kashmir Bulletin)