Never Compare Your Life With Someone Else’s - Anukriti


Everywhere, I’d never find inspiration at that particular point when I sit down to create something but instead all day I’d try to find inspiration in different things. If you try to find you can actually find inspiration in your surroundings. 


1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

I was preparing for medical entrance and was a biology student. I have always loved making art, wasn’t too much into card making or crafting earlier. I am that person who would give 100% to something or won’t give anything. 


Medical was not working out for me and was not my cup of tea and also my mother so understood that she never pushed me to do something that I didn’t want to do. 


I didn’t like being dependent on someone else for basic expenses, so I started earning at a young age which was very less though, but I loved the feeling of being financially independent. And so that’s how I started.



2. When did you decide you wanted to be a crafter?


To be honest, there was no particular day that I thought yes I want to do this, and actually, if you would have asked this same question to me 5 years ago, I’d definitely have denied doing this full time.


It was just a go with the flow situation, it was working out well for me. 



3. Is it a financially stable career?


It surely is. It all depends on your perspective. It might look impossible, but you can actually make good money out of anything that you’re really passionate about.



4. Who is your favourite artist, and why?


There are quite so many. But I am happy that I never compare myself to anyone or the journey of another artist. Whatever version I am of myself today is my favourite artist.


I am sure that five-year-old Anukriti would have been so proud of the present Anukriti and so I am my favourite artist.



5. Where do you get inspired to create art?


Everywhere, I’d never find inspiration at that particular point when I sit down to create something but instead all day I’d try to find inspiration in different things. If you try to find you can actually find inspiration in your surroundings. 


And when I sit down and start working on a particular project, it always turns out to be different than how I imagined it to be. The colour palette of my projects is mostly depicted by my mood at that particular time.



6. What does your typical day look like?


Very hectic. From managing the home to working full time. My working hours starts from waking up to going to sleep & as much as people think entrepreneurship is fancy I want to tell it’s not, but if you love the process and not looking forward to the results, then I think you can manage well. 



7. What piece of advice would you like to give to future aspiring painters/artists?


To be original and always choose a path that makes your soul happy. Never compare your life with someone else’s and to look at life beyond complaints and cribbing about things you don’t have. 


I know people who started with zero and are winning in life, I know people who had everything, but they still couldn’t do anything, so it all depends on your mindset and perspective. Even tomorrow I wake up and lose everything and still have to start all over again I’d still do it.



Anukriti - Artist



Interview by - Soumya Jain

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