Hello to you guys! 👋
You must be thinking what is it with the title of my post today! Believe me or not it is an actual word! Well… mostly (and exclusively) in my region.
I came across this fantastic word when I met Phophopho Priyanka herself! She is the most amazing, fun and lovely soul and also an amazing artist.
Before I say anything more let me put up the piece that she wrote when I asked her to write something about herself and her work.
Phophopho Priyanka as herself
Thank you, Muskymiris, for asking me to write on your blog. This is like blowing my own trumpet and not knowing the musical notation of it!
Hello, readers, I am Priyanka, nowadays known as Phophopho. My FB page is called Phophopho World.
“Phophopho” was a term used by my Grandma (Aita) for anyone who is hopeless, nincompoop or generally, a show-off. A lot of people from Upper Assam seem to be familiar with the term. Even if you are not, once you start using it, it starts to make a lot of sense! I resonated with the term, and I started using it to refer to what I was doing with my artwork.
Three years ago, art was a hobby. I had quit my cushiony in-house legal counsel job in a MNC and wanted to explore other possibilities. In my free time, I would draw cartoons. Sometimes, I would post them on social media. Friends encouraged my work and they seemed to be amused by it; my husband too suggested that a FB page would be a more appropriate platform to showcase. So, I decided that once I reach 50 artworks, I will have my own page. Well, it was only a matter of time.
Since then, there has been no looking back. I regularly draw and upload cartoons on my page. My artworks are reflection of what I see, feel and think. Since I like travels, a lot of them deal with travel. Also, food!
Being an Assamese based out of Assam, many of my cartoons invariably link to nostalgic moments about Assam. These seem to strike a chord with people, and it gives me so much joy to see that people resonate with my work and that I manage to make them smile.
Slowly and steadily, I am starting to get recognized through my artwork. Sometimes when a friend introduces me as the illustrator behind Phophopho, the stranger would reply “I follow your page!” Those words are music to my ears!
People have trusted me with advertisements, logos, article-artwork, personalized greetings and above all, wedding invites! I love doing personalized artworks. It gives me a glimpse on another person’s perspectives.
As Muskymiris would tell you, I have recently created a logo and banner for her. The ideas are her own; the cartoon has been made in my usual style. I hope readers like the new logo and banner as much as we do. It was an absolute delight drawing it, especially the cute, cartoon dragon! For more information on why a dragon has been incorporated, perhaps Muskymiris might be able to shed some light on it, because I, myself, am curious to know!
Thank you so much for this space to write. Love you, Muskymiris, and keep creating!
Wedding Invitation Card
Told you guys she is amazing!
Well.. I met her through her Facebook page too. I fell in love with her work as soon as I saw it and I was dying to own any sort of artwork done by her. And what coincidence, I required a banner for my online shop and in general a banner for my products! I was more than happy to contact her.
I did try to go the minimalist way but who are we kidding right?! That is so not me! I like anything and everything that is cute and colourful and Phophopho Priyanka is just that!
When I finally got the banner – I can’t tell you guys how happy I was with it. I am kinda proud of my banner you know! My logo came out of the banner itself. She turned almost everything that I love into that little banner that she created.
Look at that cute banner! 😍
I fell in love with it the moment I saw it! This banner has almost everything I love – cuteness overloaded with nature, books and DRAGONS!
I – LOVE – DRAGONS!!! I have been fascinated with dragons ever since I was a kid! They look so fascinating with their huge wings and their ability to breathe fire!! I would adopt one if it would have been possible to get one somehow somewhere!! 😅
So when Phophopho asked me if there is anything she would like me to incorporate in the banner – I said please somehow fit in a dragon somewhere.
And the dragon she incorporated!!! I could not have asked for a cuter dragon! 😁
Follow Phophopho Priyanka at
Facebook @Phophopho World
– Happy Crafting!