Raawiyah Dhoomun: ”My Mantra have been always an amazing tool for me to get into alignment and use for manifesting my desires.”

1. Welcome to the Society Art family. Could you share with us the philosophy of this art based on your experiences about ethnic art?

My philosophy of art based on my experience Ethnic Art is a my Natural Human Behaviour Creating my ethnic art is my primal behaviour. Like language and laughter, my art is a fundamental of my behaviour. Put very simply, my art is a part of who i am. It makes me a complete human being.

Its a way of Communication its my language to express my ideas and to share what i feel.  It offers me a method to communicate where i may not necessarily fully understand or know how to express. It helps me to share thoughts, ideas and visions that may not be able to be articulated any other way. My artworks consist a full range of expression.

It heals me by create or experience art can relax and sooth me or it may enliven and stimulate me. The process of creating art engages both my body and my mind. Experiencing art also gives me reason to think and be reflective or may inspire me. It keeps me healthy.

Ethnic artworks transform my life. When i connect with art, i ultimately connecting with myself. It enables me to look within and to listen to myself, realise who i am, and what i care about. It connects me to my thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and the outer realities and experiences.

As a painter, I love to create because I connect with who I am to my inner core, and I continue to learn more about myself and what I am truly capable of.  I inspired by nature’s forms, shapes and all intricate lines and transformed it in my artworks, this is my way of expressing myself in my paintings. Intricate details to create an inspiring amazing artworks.

2. Can you tell us about your effort and meaning for your mantra drawings?

My Mantra have been always an amazing tool for me to get into alignment and use for manifesting my desires. It has an unconscious, subliminal way to raise my vibration by repeating the message or viewing it several times. Like for example, once i see an interesting forms or shapes in nature, it’s then repeated in my mind. I can place the inspiration forms, lines or shapes in different wats in my drawings or crafts.

Another creative tool to raise my vibration is colouring, drawing and place the artwork in a space where i will see it everyday. While created my drawing or painting, i felt like everything i was doing was never enough. I wanted to feel that my efforts were productive and meaningful. As a result, this painting and drawing has been incredibly uplifting for me and others who have the same feeling. Just being present in the moment is always enough. The power is within, not by what i do. Vibration is what attracts the physical manifestation focus on raising vibration to match the frequency of what i want to manifest. The vibration will start automatically replace fearful thoughts or negative self talk with new positive way of responding.

That is to say, anytime i want to up level my game to collaborate artistically with new people i go within and tell myself to be bold and fierce. For instance, this my relate to making a difficult phone call or meeting someone really influential. I like this reminder to ‘Be fierce’.

3. What is the perspective on art in your country of residence?

The perspective on art in my country of residence provide direct economic growth for the state and local communities. They are important complements to community development and enriching local amenities. Arts create job opportunities and also stimulates local economies through consumer purchases and tourism. Tourism center on arts contribute greatly to state economic growth by providing attracting revenues. This creative sector attracts young talented workers to participate. Mauritius artists paintings and crafts are valued by tourists, the local crafts and paintings is a great revenue in Mauritius. Exhibition and other art events are organised by the art society.

4. Is there any interaction between your exhibition and social media posts and your painting sales?

There is interaction between my exhibition and social media posts and my paintings sales.

Nowadays artists are continually looking for ways to expand the reach of their art, and one of the most popular ways is social media. Platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and many more, have millions of users and accounts that cover every interest imaginable. For artists, social media can be a world of opportunity.

For me using social media help me to share my artworks and reach audiences across the world.

Places like Facebook and Instagram allow artists to share their process, i connect with other artists, and develop a following of people who enjoy artworks. When i use social media, i meet and interact with people around the world. For me as an artist this is priceless. The more experiences and interactions artists have with the world, the more their art is influenced and potentially strengthened. By seeing other artist’s work and interacting with the artists themselves, this make me grow and expand my thoughts, building creative ideas unique to me and experiences. 

Posting my paintings online doesn’t automatically mean they’ll sell. In fact, the majority of my followers will never purchase my work. Using social media to foster relationships with potential buyers is a great idea. However, simply posting a picture does not guarantee it will sell without a lot of work put in. 

Social media can be a helpful tool for artists, but it doesn’t guarantee success. By using it as a tool to enhance my skills, meet fellow artists, and gain new insights and experiences, the benefits of social media for artists are great. 

Protect your time, keep working on your craft, and remember that your journey through is worth sharing with an audience.

5. Where is your target to carry the traditional art of painting in the future?

 Nowadays people are increasingly forgetting the traditional crafts and moving towards new innovation. Due to this, artisans are moving to alternative income generation methods, and art is losing its grip.

Preserving and protecting the skills and knowledge of traditional art is a growing challenge. So, it is high time that art forms are revived and awareness spread about them. Let’s move towards a world where handcrafted and traditional paintings items are given due respect and the artisans are also get the recognition they deserve for their skills.

Increase interaction with the consumers, Artisans need to interact with the consumers and tell them all about their work and the meaning behind it. This inspires the customers and establishes a connection between art and buyer. This also helps the artisans know what the consumers want or need.

Bring in a mixture of old and new designs to strike a balance between the avant-garde and the traditional. Through this mixture of forms of craft, the traditional paintings industry has more hope for shining. Initiate collaborations between artists and designers

These awareness programmes will also initiate collaborations between the artists and the urban designer and brands to explore the opportunities together. Through these kinds of initiatives and activities, we can save our crafts and traditional paintings and promote our traditional craft in nationally and globally with the various art and craft forms to find place in the dynamic art culture of the world. These initiatives will bring out the traditional craft and also introduce the hidden talents Mauritius Island.

6. What does the mantra mean to you?

Mantra for me means what j make or how much i sell does not define who i am. For me, this is the though one to believe. But believing this is the key to confidence as both an artist and bringing more joy to my life as a person. It’s very easy to get caught up in followers, sales, or attention on my art if i feel like i don’t have enough of it. It’s also easy to get swept away on a high when things are going well. But imagine how it could feel for you if life as an artist wasn’t so emotionally up and down again.

Celebrate success and move on. Acknowledge struggles and move on. Try to approach them with neutral way after these initial periods of letting myself feel. This will help you in long run, for example if a project doesn’t go well. You’ll be able to accept it, learn from it and keep going out while knowing it doesn’t define you.

 Secondly, comparing myself to others serves no one. I have heard of community over competition and that’s a good one. But how about to start thinking about courage over comparison? Or confidence over comparison?

With so many artists visible online its easier than ever to compare ourselves to each other. But if you start a positive mantra, it will fell more neutral for you to remain confident in yourself when you see someone doing something you want to do. Find the ability or courage within yourself to say hey that person had their feeling resentment of jealousy isn’t fair ti them or to yourself. Have the confidence to know that with consistent effort, you will get there too.

Third thing is that i believe small steps are big moves with so many moves ahead to reach my goals, it can feel insurmountable. Breaking everything down into smaller steps to reach that bigger picture, is the most efficient path to take when i say break them down, i mean really small steps.

As example, instead of ‘sell a collection of paintings’ start with ‘take a walk for inspiration. “See how simple, and more joyful, that is?

The smallest steps are the biggest moves, because they are the foundation of everything.

7.Do you like to travel the world? What would you like to see?

Yes, i would like to travel the world and beyond to have the rare privilege to actively take part in so many unforgettable and truly meaningful experiences. I want to travel to meet different cultures. Travel will expose different cultures and traditions and through these authentic encounters, we will learn to embrace and celebrate both our similarities and our differences. Travel will teach us about humanity and gives us an appreciation, understanding and respect for different points of view and ways of life.

Travel will enrich the mind and educates us. 

Travel allows us to enjoy complete anonymity in new and unexplored territories. It gives us absolute freedom to live in the moment and it allows us to be anyone, to go anywhere and to do anything. Travel enables us to be spontaneous and seek new experiences

I want to see Bali, Indonesia, the beaches,volcanoes, Komodo dragons  and jungles sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers. Basically, it’s paradise. It’s likely you’ve seen an image of Bali on social media

The New Orleans, the lively city known for its street music, festive vibe and a melting pot of French, African and American cultures is well worth the trip. NOLA is a city packed with adventures at every turn and should be on everyone’s must-visit list

Marrakesh, Morocco, the ancient walled city is home to mosques, palaces and lush gardens. It’s known as The Red City thanks to the color of the brick walls surrounding the city. The medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre

The Maldives, this tropical nation in the Indian Ocean is made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotel resorts, with white sandy beaches, underwater villas and restaurants and bright blue waters.

Paris, France one of the most iconic cities in the world, Paris tops many people’s bucket lists. You’ll see so many famous landmarks here: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame cathedral—the list is never-ending

Dubai, U.A.E. The high-flying city of the U.A.E, Dubai is one of the most glamorous destinations that i want to visit.

There are so many great places in the world that it would take several lifetimes to cover them all.

8. Do you enjoy getting to know different cultures?

I live in Mauritius Island where there is a blend of different cultures and i love my Island as i enjoy the experiences of different cultures here. 

Mauritian culture is a fascinating blend of African, South Asian and European influences. 

Everyone knows Mauritius for being home to sandy beaches, water activities and some of the world’s best luxury hotels. 

9. What are you doing in Art with other artists in Mauritius?

As an Artist i collaborate with other artists in Mauritius to participate in many competitions or exhibitions. We have got many talented artists in mauritius and each of us have different touch. I contribute a lot as a social worker, i like creating crafts products and paintings to sell it and to raise funds for some private Handicapped and Autism associations. There are many innovations among artists in Mauritius nowadays we keep promoting our arts by doing Art events to let people seize the opportunity to know the talents of different artist in Mauritius Island. 

10. Do you know Atatürk, Turkey and Turkish artists?

Yes, i have read on Atatürk and i have also read a lot on Turkey. I feel amazed while watching videos on instagrams and on youtube. Turkey seems beautiful and some of my friends and colleagues told me that’s its a must to visit Turkey. I know some of the Turkish Artists on social media and they have different paintings touch which is colorful and i really like it.

11. What do you do in your spare time?

I spend my spare time, surfing on Pinterest to enriched my mind by creating more Crafts and to have other inspiration or to do experimentation of new Art techniques paintings and drawings. I also have 3 cats, i spend some times to play with them. I like to watch make up tutorials, other fashion updates online and watching online recipes. On my off day, i get the opportunity to go out in nature or to do shopping around the town. Each day is different for my spare time, as i work at the airport, sometimes its a very exhausted i spend my spare time sleeping. 

12. What are your five favorites things in life?

I love art. The earth without art is just eh is one of my favourite quotes. It’s just so true. Art is beautiful. I love to see all shapes, forms and colors around me to create and I really want to go more and enjoy paintings. I love every form of art such as paintings, photography….

Nature is just the most beautiful thing in this world. Nature is all that lives on this earth such as the flowers, trees and animals. I also love the different landscapes such as the mountains and the beach. I’m so blessed to live on such a beautiful Island. I can’t wait to discover and enjoy more nature next year.

It always makes me feel so happy and calm. Nature gives us so many lessons such as to be present and enjoy the moment.

I love quotes so much. We all need a good quote to live by. I find so much inspiration in beautiful quotes. Sometimes I find them on social media, on Tumblr, in a book or while watching a movie. It feels good to read a quote when you feel sad and want to feel less alone. They also makes me happy and feel inspired about life.

Fashion has been around forever i love it. it’s something that’s going to be around forever. It’s loved all around the world as you can reinvent, express, create & stand out from the rest of the crowd. It also gives you confidence, as if you look good, you feel good inside. Love wearing something new. As we said before, if you look good, you feel good. There’s so much choice, mixing, matching, updating, ways to be stand out & personally express yourself.

These things have made my life complete, serene and cheerful. I think about these things as the foundation of my life. Aside from these, I additionally like perusing, cleaning and doing numerous other beneficial things. These beneficial things get delight life and keep us roused.

13. If we invite you to our country in order to popularize art, would you come?

I would definitely come for sure as i want to visit Turkey too and to visit also some of the Art gallery. I would seize the opportunity to show my Art touch of my artworks to Turkey beautiful people out there and would also like to communicate and socialise among other Turkish artists. This would be a great experience to me.

14. We would be very happy if you could tell our readers a little bit about your family in order to get to know you better.

We are five members in my family, My dad Nooranee Dhoomun, which is already retired now. He was working for Air Mauritius company as push back operator. My mum Waheedabee Khan Chady Dhoomun, is a self employed. She studied at Fashion Design Institute and she is a fashion designer, designer of ‘haute couture dresses and bridal dresses’. My little sister 25 years old, self employed she has her own small online business. My little brother Nuhad still at school, he is only 16 years old and also passionate to technology things. I’m the elder among my siblings, Mauritian Artist and i also work at Mauritius Dutyfree paradise at the Airport as Brand Representative of Montblanc. Promote the Art of writing Montblanc and also a social worker. 

15. Could you share your address with us for Sosyete Art readers who want to follow you on social media?

Facebook : Raawiyah Dhoomun

Facebook page : Raawiyah Ethnics Artworks

Instagram : https://instagram.com/raaw_ethnicsartworks?igshid=Nzg3NjI1NGI=

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