Student’s Perception – Dhwani Shah
Doesn’t matter what is your Age.
Do you ever question yourself about the decisions you took for yourself? Did you honestly ever think that why you chose a certain path for yourself? Did you feel complete and happy with the choices you have made in your life? Well I don’t know about the answers of other people but my answer to these questions is a no. No, I did not think twice before I chose commerce. No, I did not question myself even when I chose that path for me. And no, I did not feel complete and happy with my choices.
I realized all of these things only after I chose what I chose and I was a mess by the time I concluded that this is not what I want to do in my life. I was already studying the things which I do not want to further pursue in my life. Now let me tell you, it was very difficult to make myself understand that I should stop being so scared to follow what I really want to do and what I really wanted to do was follow my passion.
But for me all these things did not exist in real life because when I was a kid, it was believed that creating art was just something you do as your hobby or just as your favourite past time and that was it. I used to be the student who always completed every drawing/painting assignment that was given to me in my arts and craft lecture in school and I used to love doing that. I remember when I was a kid I had painted a still life and my then professor was shocked that I painted that still life. And well I was shocked too. Because he liked it so much he hanged the painting on the wall of my drawing class, which might have gone unnoticed by others but it meant the world to me. And I was not in an art school or anything as such. It was a normal lecture which I used to have in school. Every school had an art and craft lecture.
So summing it up, by reliving these memories I somehow made myself believe. Because believing in yourself is the first and the most important step. And so I started looking for options for myself and I had to be patient because in such things you don’t find your answers so easily. And just to be clear, I chose Art as a life for my future. So as usual I looked everywhere for options and with the help of the Instagram I found Pencil Perceptions.
Pencil Perceptions is an academy run by beautiful souls and I feel so utterly happy that I found this academy and such wonderful people. Sadashiv sir is an amazing teacher and his techniques are something you will not find on Google. They are as unique as it can get. And I honestly love the way I am improving in my art assignments and the choice of assignments given to us has had lots and lots of brainstorming behind it because with every assignment, you can see the improvements in your sketches. But it will take time. So being patient is the key to improve yourself I guess. Well, I am just a college going student who doesn’t know a whole lot of things about life but I do know what I want to do in my life. Or at least I have an idea. And I am well aware that the life I have chosen will not be a bed of roses but so what, right? I can now say that, Yes, I did question myself and yes, I do knowwhy I chose this path for myself. And finally! Yes, I do feel complete and happy with the choices that I have made in my life.