I am so excited to be taking part in an art exhibit after three years, inshaAllah (God willing)! The last time I exhibited my work was before motherhood -- seems like an eternity ago, and an entirely different "Nadia." It has been a thrilling experience though, to just be creating again for the past three weeks. While I still don't have enough sleep (who does, right?), I am able to think more clearly, explore an idea, and actually see it through. It's taken two years to get to this point, and many times in these past two years I was just so sure I would never paint again. It's such a ridiculous thought, really, but it was borne from long periods of sleep deprivation and despair and simply feeling incapable of daily function . . . every situation is temporary though, even this high that I'm on of painting (mostly) non-stop.
Alhamdulillah (thank God) for everything. I'm enjoying it while I can!