I’m Mansi (phonetic spelling: Maan-see) and I love experimenting with various media. As a kid, I’d spend hours transforming photographs into watercolor paintings, losing myself in another world. There were no expectations, no parameters, no pressure. It was just me, my paintbrushes and my tubes of color.
A circuitous path to art
Somewhere in my adulthood, my artistic desires got eaten up by a full-time communications job, marriage and parenthood. Motherhood has been, and always will be, a priority for me, but in the midst of raising a human being, I felt a strong urge to do something selfishly for me.
So, I took to fluid acrylic pours (which were the trendy new thing back in 2014). For someone who had never done abstracts, it opened up a whole new world!
I had zero expectations from myself, no professional reviews to worry about, no skills to master. I could just be.
Within two months of pouring paints on canvases, I started getting orders from friends and former colleagues. A new path had emerged and I found myself walking down it boldly, working from a little corner of our family room.
MansiMakes was born and became a thriving brand that found representation at local gift stores, cafes, restaurants and our local library.
Creating Art and Building Community
Today, I create art, not just for myself or for media consumption, but as a tool to teach people worldwide how they can tune inwards and introduce pause into their lives.
I’m helping people, as close as San Jose and as far as Australia, reconnect with their carefree inner child, listen to their intuitions and learn how they, too, can just be.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure as I experiment, learn and continue creating with my heart first, hands second.