About - Parul Parekh
Born and raised on the shores of the Arabian Sea in a mega-city once called Bombay, I eventually ended up near the shores of another pacific body of waters, the San Francisco Bay.
I am a self-taught Macramé artist. For the past few years I have been mastering this ancient art of knotting, learning more knots and variations each day. Although I worked as a clinical psychologist, special educator and an undergraduate instructor for more than a decade and as HR generalist for over a year, I explored my creative self after immigrating to the US in 2012. To build a bridge over the rhythmic play of life , Macramé has become both a therapeutic and meditative process. This art that filled many sailor's journeys across the globe has helped bind me to both my old home and new one in original artistic expression. I thoroughly enjoy this art form relying on my instincts and spontaneity , which results in a personalized original work of art. Adding beautiful beads accentuates my distinctive style and I consider each mistake along the journey as a happy accident. My intentions are to bring this ancient art of knotting alive and promote it for its simplicity and elegance. Macramé helps me tie a knot with my inner self. I have found my bliss.
I am currently a member of the Fremont Art Association, Olive Hyde Art Guild and Livermore Art Association. My artwork is exhibited at the Fremont Art Association and Imaginook Art Studio.