Soraya Nulliah

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Soraya Nulliah: Artist, activist, writer, mom, wife, creative soul, human, global citizen. Not necessarily in that order.

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I've been working outside this afternoon because it's sunny but cooling down a bit. There's a huge butterfly garden in our backyard and it's fluttering with monarchs. It's such a simple pleasure and I adore being around these jewel winged beauties ♡
This journal.layout reminds me of blue skies + blooms♡
*I want to take a short video of the butterflies to share but I don't want to get too close and scare them away!!
#mixedmediaart #mixedmedia #artjournal #artjournalmagic #artjournalwisdom #colorlove #colorjoy #colormagic #outdoorstudio #backyardstudio #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
OMG!!!! #mygirl made the swim team!!!! When we were in CO she was about to try out but then we moved.
And then she was diagnosed with asthma/allergies. So over the summer we had some huge + difficult adjustments to make as a family. More so for her. There were lots of convos, lots of tears, lots of changes. All this on top of moving and leaving behind friends, school, community...*home* It's been difficult. Very, very difficult. And through it all she's navigated it with courage. And I have too. I've had to let her stand on her own (wobbly at times) feet even when I wanted to rush in + carry her through.
She is happy. And confident. Which makes me happy.
My heart is overflowing tonight...and I'm just so darn proud of my girl ♡
#tarasophia #love #being9rocks #girlstrong
Building up my page...gotta' leave it here to dry!
#mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #onmystudiotable #backgrounds #colorstory #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
Studio vibes! Gorgeous sunshine spilling into my studio this morning♡ I decided against hanging curtains up because most of the time the blinds are open and I'm swooning over all the greenery.
#homestudio #homeartstudio #artstudio #sorayanulliahartstudio #soulmedicine
Today is a good day.
*the sun is shining bright after a week of rain
*I had a few hours of #studiotime
*I've delved back into my #morningpages ritual and it's starting to flow
*some new #artsupplies are on the way!
Happy creating, friends!!
#mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #onmystudiotable
#colorlove #colorjoy #colormagic #soulmedicine #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
Made from scratch healthy donuts for breakfast???? Yes please!!! 100% vegan, 100% clean ingredients, 100% delish!!
I follow quite a few #vegan IG accounts and this one is from @thebigmansworld ...his recipes are *always* easy and delish + there are usually paleo, gluten free vegan variations 
A couple of these donuts (they're pretty small) and a glass of cashew milk and I'm set.
Happy Sunday ♡
#vegan #veganbaking #vegankitchen #cleaneating #cleansweets #thebigmansworld
Update on #hurricaneflorence ...we live a couple of hours inland so we're on the outer bands of the hurricane. Mostly just a lot of rain and winds this weekend.
Maxi and I still went for our morning walk...he *loved* romping around in the rain ♡
For the most part we're hanging out indoors...reading, watching movies, studio time + baking.
Stay safe all!
#carolinas #viewfromourbackporch
"even if you are a small forest surviving off of
moon alone.
your light is extraordinary.
-reminder"
#nayyirahwaheed #salt

#mixedmedia #mixedmediaart
#artjournalmagic #artjournal #artjournalwisdom #colorstory #colorjoy #colorlove #soulmedicine #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
The calm before the storm. Update on #hurricaneflorence ...we live a couple of hours inland and so far, it's been a gorgeous blue sky day. It's been intermittently raining the past few days but nothing out of the ordinary. 
I went to the grocery store this morning and the shelves were empty. All schools have closed for the week (they are being used to shelter people from the coast under mandatory evacuation).
I've seen the images via satellite and it's a *beast*  Hoping for the best. Stay safe out there on the east coast!
#carolinas #climatechange  #climatechangeisreal
Another insanely phenomenal thing about #artjournaling ???? It's all about the process!! It's not about how the final page looks but all the meanderings + mysteries it took to get us there. It's not about what anyone else thinks or feels about our page...it's about our feelings. It's so freeing, really to simply pour ourSELVES out onto these pages without filters, outcomes etc. That freedom then enters into our regular art practice and, if we're lucky, into our lives ♡
#soulmedicine #artjournaling #artjournalmagic #artjournalwisdom #colorlove #colormagic #colorjoy #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
One of the interesting and revealing things that  result from working in my #artjournal are the recurring themes that emerge. For instance...circles, home, the feminine, patterns etc. I usually don't paint landscapes but they show up everywhere in my #artjournal pages. 
And in the revelations there is the magic of being present, healing, rewriting the stories we were told about our*SELVES* .Stories we've long outgrown. Stories that don't align with our heart/spirit/body/mind space anymore. Stories that were never ours to begin with. Stories that may have been outright lies. 
But now we can see them right there on the page and recognize that even in the ugliness (perhaps...especially so) there is beauty. We can gather it all up, sit with it, sift out what we need now...keep what *serves* us. 
And yes. We can rewrite our stories.
#artheals #soulmedicine
#artjournal #artjournalmagic #artjournalwisdom #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #colorlove #colorjoy #colormagic  #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
Working in my #artjournal today. You guys...hurricane #florence is heading this way! The entire Carolina coast is under mandatory evacuation. Thankfully, we're inland but still...they're predicting a cat 4 or 5 at landfall!!! It's gorgeous and sunny outside right now but that could all change in a second! 
If any of you reading this are on the Carolina/VA coast...please get your family/pets out!!! I'll be hanging out in my studio hoping for the best and making art ♡
#artjournal #artjournalmagic #artjournalwisdom #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #colorlove #colormagic #colorjoy #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart