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Rising Stars: Meet Ayesha Sadaf Bilal of New Tampa

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ayesha Sadaf Bilal.

Hi Ayesha Sadaf, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Firstly, thank you for inviting me to be part of the Voyage Magazine platform.

I inherited this talent from my parents. I have been very fond of painting and calligraphy since childhood but could not do fine arts. I did a bachelor’s in Home Economics. Masters in Islamic Studies. And I have also done a bachelor’s in education. I completed my master’s degree in 2009. My uncles are famous calligraphers and painters, and I learned a lot from them. I used to paint even before marriage. But after marriage, there was a break in it. After the birth of my second daughter, I started it again. In 2017 My family came to America, I made an Instagram and Fb account and uploaded my work there. My work is appreciated. That’s how I made it a profession.

We all face challenges, but would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road.

It was not a an easy journey with small kids. I worked hard day and night to manage it.

Social media often shows success as happening overnight, and that’s completely false. I’ve had dry spells where I haven’t had an order in weeks. There were times I had complications with certain suppliers and had to find new customers , reputable ones in a hurry.

Just NEVER GIVE UP!! You got to see it through!

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
When you’re a small business owner everything usually falls directly on you. doing the research, testing, creating, packaging, labeling, photography, shipping, etc.

It’s overwhelming, but so satisfying knowing your dream is coming to fruition. That’s what I’m proud of. Your business is a seed. You have to continue to water it, make sure it’s getting enough light and nourishment, and then slowly watch it blossom into something beautiful.

I’m authentic, peak into my life, know I have struggles but I overcome them, accept the road will not always be easy but have the tenacity to overcome.

I’m an Arabic Calligrapher, Resin Artist, and Mixed Media Artist; I got my bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. I did my master’s in Islamic Studies. I did a short diploma in beauty, glass, and fabric painting. My sense of creativity is setting me apart from the others. I enjoy the days also. Feeling proud as a Modern Arabic Calligrapher. And Resin Artist.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My parents, my husband and my friends encouraged me to turn my hobby into a profession. And afterward, my dear clients and my followers support me a lot.

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2 Comments

  1. Osum Stoem

    September 16, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    MashaAllah

  2. Osum Storm

    September 16, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    MashaAllah

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