Dubai, 2011:  I am usually quite strategic as to where I network, who I network with, who I work with and which exhibitions I take part in. For a change, I wanted to take part in the Alliance Francaise fair. You never know who you will meet.

In my case, a big bunch of synchronicity happened. I was seated next to a lovely lady who was from the Netherlands. Maruskha Lebrun was also present. She is also from the Netherlands. I then bumped into Sandra Hermann, a talented photographer and fellow creative, for the nth time in the last one month. I discovered that she too is from Holland. And all this while it was quite strange that the first stamp pendant that I had created was from a Netherland stamp. Talk about serendipity. To top it all, I was writing an email to a fellow Netherland associate.

The new handpainted and resin paintings that I'm working on.

The new handpainted and resin paintings that I'm working on.

Of all the places (that is in the midst of Alliance Francaise), it felt like I was attending a Netherlands business council.

I experimented with raising the height to make space for my long necklaces to be displayed more appropriately. I have taken to making long necklaces specially for the tall women (perhaps a new niche market to work with). I think I may need to buy a few more bigger busts as I did end up piling a few necklaces on the same bust.

I rarely have the same presentation, even though I want to. The presentation time is usually a time for experimentation for me. The next fair that I’m taking part is at the Majlis Gallery on the 3rd of December 2011 and then the week after at ARTE on the 9th of December 2011 (you can read one of my very early posts on ARTE here).

I need to go now. Working on a wedding guest jewelry order, something that I like working on, especially the consulting part!


And here questions of type such if honestly strike me not much as I wrote everything higher. It is visible you simply you don’t want to read all this. As my parrot does.