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12 June 2021

Ambassadors

Zahra, Hafsah & Abu bakar Syed

My name is Hafsah Syed and I am 17 years old. I started doing henna from a young age. I saw my mum and cousins doing henna back home and they inspired me to start doing it myself. The most important part of my creative process is to not over think it, just to let the ideas come to me naturally. The person that sparked my interest in henna would be my cousin. She is amazing at every aspect of art and seeing her unique style makes me want to find that unique speciality in my myself. I think all people are creative, especially the youth, you just need to find what you love to do and not care about what other people think of it. Creativity to me is everything, from playing an instrument to painting. It’s something that can’t be taught or inherited, it’s within yourself. It takes time to find out what you love, but don’t worry, it’s definitely there.

Hi my name is Zahra Syed and I am 14 years old.

1. What’s your earliest memory of creativity or creative accomplishment?

I’ve always be interested in art and painting and it all started in school. I love painting with my hands and objects that can easily be found in the household like cotton buds, toothbrushes, sponges and show laces. I’ve always loved to do calligraphy and creative writing too. 

2. What advice would you give young people to encourage their creativity?

Always remember we are all unique and special in our own ways, so is our creativity, there is no right way to be creative, the only wrong would be not trying. 

3. What’s the most important part of your creative process?

I need a space where I can concentrate on doing what I love to do which is painting and calligraphy/creative lettering. 

4. Who is your creative hero and why?

I don’t have a specific creative hero, but I always look to Pinterest and YouTube to find inspiration. 

5.  Finish the sentence, ‘creativity is…’

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.

Abu bakar

1. What’s your earliest memory of creativity or creative accomplishment?

I remember my older sister used to play with legos, I was very amazed by the things she used to make. So the first thing I made with her was a lego airplane when I was 5 years old. 

2. What advice would you give young people to encourage their creativity?

Don’t be afraid to try new things. 

3. What’s the most important part of your creative process?

I need to talk to someone when I’m in my creative as it helps me to think. 

4. Who is your creative hero and why?

My dad is my creative hero because we love to work together with inventing new lego creations and we love to make cardboard crafts and stuff from recycling materials.

    5. Finish the sentence, ‘creativity is…’

Creativity is seeing things differently and trying something new.