If your imagination is also tickled by the inspiration hidden all around you then you must check out our conversation with blogger, photographer and artist, Rachel Eapen.
Rachel Eapen is a mom, blogger, a self-taught artist as well as a photographer who finds inspiration in everything around her and channels it into different forms of art using he many talents. Her blog is called, Tickled by Inspirations and according to Rachel Eapen, it is a visual diary of ideas, thoughts, and creativity. Through the blog, she talks about fabrics, home décor, art, craft, photography, dance, travels and of course, food. We recently had a chat with her and here’s all she had to say about her passion, creating content and more.
Check out our Tete-a-tete with Rachel Eapen here:
What made you start creating content and when did you begin?
“I have always been passionate about décor, interiors, art, food and photography and I need a platform where I could document all my inspirations and passion. And that is how my blog was born in 2012. “Tickled by Inspirations” is my visual blog filled with styling ideas, thoughts and creativity. It is also a platform for different artists, designers and entrepreneurs to showcase their work in the creative field.”
What makes your content stand out?
“My blog has a bit of everything for everyone reading it. There is a mix of ethnicity, traditional, contemporary and modern feel to it.”
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There is a certain joy in sharing your baked treats with your loved ones… the smile it brings on their face… the comfort it brings them even if life is tough…. the warmth it brings while they think of family who they can't be with… and the sparkle it can bring in their lives… all of these emotions can't be explained until you see it with your own eyes… and I know all my fellow bakers will agree with me…. I am happy and Blessed that I can carry out this tradition every year and I hope to continue…. (Not the best of pics to upload but sharing it) #tradition #thankyougod #ilovebaking #chocolate #christmasrecipe #christmas #christmasbaking . #dessert #foodblogger #foodblog #foodstyling #coffee #foodphotography #omanbloggers #muscatbloggers #uaebloggers #indianblogger #bbcgoodfood #feedfeed #decorinfluencer #decorblogger #muscatartist #cake #oman #muscat #foodstyling #foodphotography #feedfeed #f52grams #bbcgoodfood #cakesofinstagram #hautecuisines #foodbloggeroman #baking
How do you choose what to promote on your feed and what not to?
“I use social media to promote my posts. And I stay away from promoting products and brands that do not add value to what my blog is all about.”
One instance/experience that made it all worthwhile?
“The first time when I was asked by a lifestyle magazine to contribute an article on décor and gardening.”
What does a regular day look like?
“I juggle with a lot of things on a daily basis… Other than my family commitments, I work on my blog posts on one side and I also have my artwork going on at the other side. And there some future plans that will unfold soon, so I am busy working on that as well.”
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(Long post alert but from my heart❤) . With a lot of gratitude in my heart it's almost time to leave God's own country and back to my "other" home… so much memories created during this holiday… my tummy and heart is full…. so much bonding that can't be explained in words or through pictures, especially with my 9 year old daughter and her grandparents and my family… nothing is more beautiful than their true love… and the fact that our presence, love and our constant calls is all that our parents need and that in turn is our blessing and blessings to our next generation… So its time to say goodbye to a good holiday where there was no time table, no chores, lazed around, lots of social media time, ate lots of home cooked food, lots of laughter, rains and pampering… soaked in all the good vibes, love and energy…. my heart is now heavy saying goodbye to my folks and it's time to get back into the grind… that's reality… but all good things "need not" come to an end as I am looking forward for more quality time… I will be back with my regular posts soon! Stay tuned!!!❤ P.S. my daughter was my official photographer during my time off as she took tons of pictures of mine (and vice versa) and she is learning tricks of photography just like her mama and I love this pic where she caught me at my content happy self… #frommyheart . #homedecor #stylingideas #decorbloggers #decoraccents #decorinspiration #decorinfluencer #decorideas #decortips #lifestyleblogger #muscatbloggers #omanbloggers #indianblogger #bloggerslife #uaebloggers #interiormagazine #photography #instadecor #interiors #interiorinspiration #uaebloggers #interiormagazine #artist #muscatartist #foodblogger #decor #wanderlust #traveldiaries #blog #lifestyleblog #keraladiaries
Where do you get ideas for your videos from?
“Through social media, music, and even from the feedback, I receive from my readers.”
If not an influencer, what would you be?
“I would’ve been a café owner or owned an art gallery!”
Message/tips for upcoming bloggers
“Blog about something that you are passionate about. Be consistent, stay committed and be unique. Network and update yourself with what is happening in your field.”
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2019 started off with a lot of faith and trust in God. My heart opened up with gratitude, so full of love and Blessings started to pour in… there were heartaches, pain, uncertainty and lessons being taught in the last decade for which I am grateful for… so grateful for my loving family, friends like family, new relationships that keeps you real… and achieved a couple of things this year which isn't bad at all… so here is to starting 2020 with an open heart… looking forward to small projects that's in the pipeline which I hope to achieve and "Dreaming Big"! I hope each one of you have a Blessed New year filled with love, contentment, good health and peace. I am so grateful that you all have been a part of my journey in some way or the other!❤ Happy New Year everyone!! #lifeisbeautiful #happynewyear #2020 #lifeisbeautiful . #homedecor #stylingideas #interiordesign #decorbloggers #decoraccents #decorinspiration #decorinfluencer #decorideas #lifestyleblogger #muscatbloggers #omanbloggers #indianblogger #bloggerslife #interiormagazine #apartmenttherapy #designsponge #instadecor #interiors #interiorinspiration #apartmenttherapy #uaebloggers #interiormagazine #decor #artist #baker #muscat #oman
Check out her responses to our Quick 5 questions –
Favourite meme template on social media?
“I love the ten-year challenge meme that was going around and my favorite is how a garbage bin has evolved in the last ten years!”
One celebrity you want to collaborate with?
“Nigella Lawson, she is my favorite goddess in the food world.”
Your favorite Influencer?
Bhavana from ‘An Indian Summer’, I love her unique photography style and taste in décor.
Weirdest or funniest comment you have received?
“It would be, “Can I live in your home?” by a reader just after I posted on Instagram a corner of my home and a recipe for my favorite cake!”
Favourite face filter?
“The Glitter on Instagram, it kind of gives a nice snowy Christmas feel.”