I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. Similarly, when I take a break from the world around me, and take photos, my mind breathes.
Through my art medium of Photos, Pencils, Paint, and Potting soil, I thrive. I am a doodler any chance I get, a writer in the nights, a photographer on weekends, and a Stay-At-Home-Mom during the week to a preschooler Z and toddler A. I am also a teacher and have taught 2nd grade for 4 years, but am taking a break to mother and explore my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s.
I started out this blog as a Stay-At-Home-Mom, but I’ve sort of morphed into a Work-and-Play-Whenever-I-Can-At-Home-Mom lately. I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in May 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new books projected for 2019: Amira’s Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019). I’m also represented by Kendra Marcus and Ilse Craane of Bookstop Literary Agency. I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends at ReemFaruqi Photography and a writer at random hours. I also work with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta as a Scheduler and Communications Director. This photoblog is my stepping stone to making my dreams a reality, my happiest dream being my children’s book getting published! Thank you for stopping by!
How to Contact me:
If you want to send me a message, rather than commenting on the blog, please email me at Rfaruqi84@gmail.com. Or if you would like to talk to me about an author visit, writing or photography opportunities too, please do let me know at the same email address above.
I love receiving letters from students! Please email me if you want to set up a snail mail correspondence! I am also available to Skype with classrooms so please do get in touch.