Okay, prepare yourselves to be overwhelmed by the world of poetry and visual art. While I was crushing on Noor Unnahar’s art before I started writing this, it’s nothing compared to what I feel after looking through her stuff to find my favourites. I’m completely overwhelmed. I almost screamed out loud. “They’re all my favourites! What the hell! This girl is brilliant!” She combines so many things in her creations, and it’s sosososo beautiful.
Which is why I am overwhelmed by Noor Unnahar today.
Because let me tell you – we’re going on an adventure through the land of visual art and poetry today. I was going to say something about how this is some kind of amazing poetry that is both art and poetry, but isn’t all poetry art? This is something more than words though. Noor Unnahar has created her own kind of mixed media poetry. It’s free verse meets art journaling meets photography. Most importantly, though, it moves me to the core.
Noor Unnahar is a 19 year old Pakistani girl, but really she’s just so many things. She is a writer and an artist, but she’s also a blogger + YouTuber, a blog designer and a business student. She blogs about books, art, lifestyle and design and she likes tea and statement necklaces. I’m sure she is many more things that I don’t even know about, but one thing is for sure – she’s a poet.
The first one in this post reallyreally got me when I first saw it on Twitter, I mean, I could write an essay about what it means that she’s burning the poem itself but I’m not gonna. (I’m making you go back and look at it again now, idk if that’s proper blogging but DEAL WITH IT) The one about kindness (number one of the two above) made me cry a little bit, and the bathroom tiles give me hope. Which isn’t a sentence I never thought I would say.
“Make your name something completely, terrifyingly, beautifully out of this world” is my new motto. Poetry + embroidery + floral photography = be still, my beating heart. She really makes me want to start art journaling, too. It looks amazing. (I’d probs do it digitally like my friend and fellow artist Kelly did!)
So yeah. I could’ve made this post twice as long really. I just love this so much. And I’m kinda jelly of the flowers and green leaves she seems to have around her. Everything looks rotten here still, but soon. SOON.
Aaaanyway, please check out Noor’s stuff – she is truly inspiring! Here’s her blog Noor’s Place, her YouTube and Instagram – but she’s on other social media and you’ll find the links to those on her blog!