22 ways to kill your boss – an art exhibition by Henosis events
While this blog story comes in a tad late, it’s ok. I needed to take a mini blog-social-media hiatus. You see, sometimes I love to go to exhibitions and live art demonstrations for the love of it. And I don’t necessarily want to write or blog about my experience or about the art right at that minute. It’s because I want to keep the emotion that each artwork pieces stirs in my heart, in my system for a little while longer instead of belching it all on (virtual) paper immediately. That’s just me. Also, as a creative introvert, caught...
Camel meat delights at Media One Hotel Iftar
A camel  meat themed Iftar awaited me at the Media One hotel, Dubai Media City.  As you know, from reading my blog posts, I tend to explore things on my own. This time round, I decided to see this as a great opportunity to meet Nada Al Ghowainim, blogger at Undefined Declarations. (Nada and I have many things in common – it’s to do with being introverts, writers and travellers). I took the metro from the Mall of Emirates Metro station to the Nakheel metro station. A ten minute walk from the station brought me to the doorstep of the hotel. I...
Michael Rice throws a pot live at Pullman Hotel Deira
I was invited to watch Dubai based ceramic artist Michael Rice throw a pot as part of a live demonstration at Pullman Hotel Deira. I avoided the peak hour traffic by taking the metro from the Mall of the Emirates, Barsha right through to Deira City Centre Metro station (mind the 20 minute walk from the station to the Pullman Hotel Deira via the mall).  I’m a big fan of live art demonstrations and this event reminded me of my experimentalist pottery journey with Homa Farley in Abu Dhabi (read blog posts here and here). Michael Rice is the second artist...
French Haute Couture Embroiderer Elisabeth Rolleau has her ‘eye’ on Dubai
The first thing that strikes me about Elisabeth Rolleau is her sparkling eyes. Seated in the comfortable Plantation Lounge at Sofitel JBR, Dubai, the French haute couture embroiderer has just finished teaching a group of afficianados both traditional and haute embroidery; sadly I could not take part in the workshops this time round (but I promise to visit her studio in Lyons, France, some day!). Elisabeth recounts her journey into the art of haute couture embroidery and her vision to share this French handicraft with the world.  She studied under the tutelage...
Published in Awakenings Magazine: Paint away your problems; art as therapy
Happy to note that my article on art for healing has been published in the June issue of Awakenings Magazines. It describes how art helped me balance the left and right sides of my brain, considering that I come from a technical field and have always ‘disowned’ my creativity. The article will help scientists and such professionals who use the logical side of the brain to start embracing their creative side of the brain, so as to live a more harmonious life within. Offering fun workshops for science professionals seeking this balance.  Read on!     ...
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