First and foremost, thank you for stopping by and taking a look at ‘An Artsy Appetite’. I really appreciate your time. Here’s a little bit about me and why I started this blog.
Being born and brought up in India, I’ve been a resident of the Bay Area, California, for the past few years. I live here with my husband. I am from the eastern part of India specifically, from a city named Kolkata in West Bengal. Despite growing up in a culturally diverse country, the most common love that Indians share is a love for food, which involves cooking, feeding others, and eating! Not surprisingly, the love for food, ingredients, recipes, and trying out new cuisines is intrinsic to me.
By profession, I am a teacher. Yes, it is my ‘job’ but for me, it’s much more than that. I’ve always loved teaching and if I can stretch my memory all the way back, I remember, as a kid, teaching some of my cousins and my own younger brother whenever I’d get a chance. So teaching is not my ‘second career’ or I didn’t happen to just fall into it. I always wanted to be a teacher. Here, I teach in a public middle school, specifically 8th grade English and History. I love my interactions with the students inside and outside class, their enthusiasm, and their creativity! And if you know middle school-ers, there is never a dull moment in my work day! 🙂
Art is very close to my heart. I do not hold a formal degree in Art but have never let any opportunity to learn, pass by. I learned art techniques on my own, from books and, of course, the internet. I enjoy painting the most and receiving a lot of appreciation on my paintings led me to start my Etsy Art Shop – ‘An Artsy Appetite’.
Home decor, gardening (especially houseplants), photography, and traveling are some of my other interests. Keeping all of this in mind, I decided to blog about not just food but also my artsy expeditions! ‘An Artsy Appetite’ is my way of sharing food recipes and art (including home decor ideas) with all of you.
Feel free to leave comments, requests, suggestions, and feedback below. And I hope you like the posts as much as I enjoy creating them!