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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When I first saw the way Connie @dirtyfootprints used oil pastels in her work, I was *so* awestruck and jealous. When I took her #paintingthefeminine class a few months ago, I tried so hard to get the rich luminosity, the buttery strokes, the jagged interesting marks.. but ugh!!! I just couldn't. But I think now that I've loosened up, let go and just kind of playfully approach my page...#oilpastels are showing me her magic笙。 #mixedmediaart #mixedmedia #artjournalmagic #artjournal #colorlove #colorstory #colorjoy #experimentsinmixedmedia #onmystudiotable #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
Love the energy and playfulness of this spread!
 #mixedmediaart #mixedmedia #artjournalmagic #artjournal #colorlove #colorstory #colorjoy #onmystudiotable #experimentsinmixedmedia #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
We are deep in the middle of some huge changes over here and in between exhaustion, excitement and anxiety...I've been relying on my creative practice to see me through. This journal spread is me experimenting with neutrals and pops of color + pattern. Totally digging it even though it will mostly be covered over in the next hour or so! 
#mixedmediaart #mixedmedia #artjournalmagic #artjournal #colorlove #colorstory #colorjoy #experimentsinmixedmedia #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
I just met up with my #artjournal group and we did an #arttagswap thanks to @aimeeirel !!! What a great idea! We left with such wonderful pieces of creative joy 笙。 #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #artjournalmagic #artjournalgroup
First layers...craving color today笙。 #mixedmedia #mixedmwdiaart #artistsoninstagram #artjournal #artjournalmagic #colorlove #colorjoy #colorstory #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
A snow day over here in our part of the world笙。 #winterwonderland #coloradobeautiful #magic
I'm watching #emmagonzalez, a  student from #majorystonemandouglashighschool , speaking at a gun control rally yesterday and I am equal parts
*beaming with pride
*incredibly sad that we have failed our children
*hopeful about our future
*furious that we are witness to yet another mass murder shooting spree
*proud that young people are getting involved, exercising their civil rights and calling out the so called adults on their B.S.
There is an incredible leadership vacuum in our country right now and citizens from all walks of life are stepping in to fill it. Athletes, movie stars, high school students...everyday people. No act is too small..call your representative, donate time/money/expertise to a cause you believe in...VOTE!!!!!. When things get overwhelming, as they often do, I take a sanity break. But...there's no excuse for not getting involved; there's just too much at stake. #guncontrolnow #momsdemand #march4ourlives #neveragain #gunlawsnow #ENOUGH
New comfy, gorgeous shoes...a lazy long weekend upon us and lots to celebrate!!! #followyourjoy #gratitude #happyfriday
Unearthing an old art journal that was published in #somersetstudiojournaling #august2014 and, in the process, also remembering some of my half buried dreams. I want to teach art workshops!!!! I want to write more, get published more, connect art + healing. I want to create a beloved art community in real time + space笙。
I've had to shelve many of my dreams these past couple of years...but I (slowly) feel myself working my way back to them. It all begins with intention.  #mixedmedia #artistsofinstagram #artjournal #artjournalingmagic #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart #soulmedicine #storytellingfromthesoul
I came across this old (ummmmm...maybe 7-8 years ago) watercolor and graphite portrait I did. Tara was a baby (or a toddler) and I didn't have the time to do full on mixed media so I gravitated toward simplicity. It reminds me of how much I love drawing, loose watercolors (not the very detailed, lots of forethought and planning kind of wayercolors...that drives me nuts and robs me of play + spontaneity!)...and the human face. #watercolorportrait #watercolorandgraphite #drawing #portrait #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
I've been layering #oilpastels over #acrylics and totally digging the depth, texture and luminosity. Years ago, I used to work in oil paints. I loved the richness but...it took forever to dry. Plus...it was a pain to dispose. So...I stopped using them. I think currently there are fast drying oils but the pastels are a great compromise for me; portable, dry, great for drawing + mark making. 
#mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediasketches #artistsofinstagram #artjournal #artjournalmagic #colorlove #colorstory #colorjoy #experimentsinmixedmedia #onmystudiotable #sorayanulliah #sorayanulliahart
I am so tired. We can do better...we *must* do better. I can write down all these statistics regarding gun violence in America etc etc... but  seriously. ..it's just common freakin sense. The U.S. is the *only* industrialized country where gun violence occurs at this rate. We have politicians who are beholden to the NRA for monetary reasons.
*PLEASE* call this number 844-241-1141 you will be asked to enter your zip code and you will be automatically transferred to your representative. #momsdemand #guncontrolnow #banassaultweapons #fuckthenra
#weneedaction