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We often associate home to an address. Previously, home to me was loyalty in people and places. 

Life tests you - I was tested with every single person/place I believed was “my home”. It took me years of healing to overcome loss. I’m grateful that Allah removed me from a toxic home and workplace that I believed was my identity.

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In my darkest time, working with what I had, has been my biggest learning. We have all grown up eyeing the “moon” and lovingly called it “Chanda mama”. After I moved here, I would wait to spot the moon through my window each night - A constant visual of my Creator’s creativity. It looked stunning a few nights and then go into hiding as well.  My hands knew that I could recreate the Chaand Sitara, shining over my memories of home. This idea brought a smile to me, without personal attachments. 

Between knots and stitches, I began scribbling over thin pieces of wood. Colour and humour combined with my imagination. I embroidered a textured moon, glowing over small happy houses, smeared with truck art tag lines and whatever else I felt inclined towards. Many do not understand my methods, but I had reached a place within myself to not care about opinions. My hands and heart were operating on love and my only wish for this piece was to find a loving home that accepted my raw passion towards my happy doodles.

*And then Allah shows He is listening when you think He isn’t❤️

Cousins are your childhood best friends. Sabeen and I met only after a gap of 17 years and 8 kids (mashallah). Although, time didn’t create a gap. As she sat in my bedroom after all these years, it was just like old times. I poured my heart out and she sat there listening❤️. I’ll stop here.

She got back to Austin and messaged me that she wanted a piece for a big wall niche in their home. With reluctance, I shared photos of this piece with her, hating myself for not showing her my work in person.

*My dua for this piece finding a loving home came true. Allah listens ❤️ and sends love in the best of ways.

Here’s to healing and breaking personal barriers towards self love.

 

Moral of the story: No one can take away your home. Even if the heart is broken, it’s temporary! The heart break leads to an upgrade.

 

Sending you all love and healing,

Love 

Amna Nawab

P.S: I love the moon 

I pray that I can continue creating colours of  Chaand Sitara ❤️

 

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