Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Day Well Spent...

Hello my dear friends

Thank you for all the wonderful response, comments and inspirations. I have been really tied up and haven't been able to reply to your comments...extremely sorry!!! So I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, my lovely friends for the support and encouragement that you are showering on me.


Currently, I am busy with few commission works. I will be posting about it soon. There will be short breaks meanwhile as I have to meet deadlines...(to tell you the truth) I like the sound of it:))))
So how are you all doing??? BTW this is a late post...but I had to share this.

On a Saturday, 11th of Feb, I was at DIAC(Dubai International Art Centre) in Jumeirah. I was visiting the place after a long span. One of my fellow blogger friend, Purvi, was giving a trial session and I wanted to see the artist in action. She creates some exquisite and intricate 3D Wall Art. Her Wall art is something that I admire immensely. The artist herself displays a warm and friendly attitude, eager to explain and willing to share. Great to have met her! Best Wishes Purvi :)

Art & the Artist

 
Displaying the intricate work


My 8 yr old,"Lemme try my hand at it :)"

 After trying wall art we strolled through into the DIAC Gallery called Gallery 76. Apart from the gallery, artworks were on display through out DIAC - the reception, the stairs and the studios. It was a treat to see the variety of artworks; pencil sketches, acrylics, Islamic art, photpgraphic art, decoupage, portriats. I was lost in a different world and I had the least intention of coming back home :) Love the ambience!


 The next session was interesting right from the title onwards - 3D volume decoupage. This stunning technique of 3D decorations is created and patented by Monica Allegro, an Italian decorator. It's a technique by which paper images are transformed, with the help of specially designed transparent materials, to 3D volume objects. It's pretty amazing and interesting to see the printed images turning out into 3D images; the magic happens right in front of you with your own hands :) Ksenya Kirsanova is from Russia and it is she who teaches this specific art in Dubai. She explained the process in detail and gave us a lucid picture.


This was how our table looked. We were given these materials to work on. Can you see the flower brooches? Aren't they pretty pretty? You should have seen the necklace!!! That was a beauty! Couldn't get a picture of that though:(

Materials for me to work on...

Being a studious student I was very attentive and imbibed all that she said. I think the teacher was happy with my attempt:))

 Did you like it???

Hope you all have a Great time!


18 comments:

Dee........ said...

Last picture is so alive :)
wish to learn such craft works !
thanks for sharing !

Kajal said...

What a fantastic way to spend a day! Esp. when you love what your are doing..

Have just spend like the last 35 mins.. reading your other posts..the paintings are brilliant. The cactus never looked better!

cheers,
kajal

deepazartz said...

Thanks Dee and it's ne'er late to learn anything...go ahead and enjoy:)

@Kajal, very true. Thanks for taking time to go thru my posts; thanks for your cheering:)

Za faran said...

Wow! Its sooo beautiful! I was visiting Dubai last week and feel bad I didn't go the Art center. Anyway, I got to see the pics, thank you.:)

Maru said...

Art has a magical effect,whether you are learning or you are a refined artist.When I go through your blog I can feel your happiness .Especially the last craft that you did is so beautiful.So many different type of crafts .Thanks a lot for sharing.One more thing I thought its you who is trying her hand at Artist Purvi's session.Anyways Deepa way to go my buddy.All the best.Take care.:)

Saru Singhal said...

WOW Deepa, last piece is beautiful. It must be a proud feeling to see your daughter work as an artist.

Be busy, paint the world!!!

Rajesh said...

Very artistic.

Christy Gerald said...

Nice to know abt ur day's spending at DIAC. Worth and well-spent. Will be visiting there in my next Dubai Visit.

Sharon said...

wonderful post deepa!

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar said...

Thanks to your post I've discovered 3D decoupage! Your picture looks great.

Cheers!

Arti said...

Wow! Deepa.. Brilliant, so beautiful! Loved the glimpse into the gallery, would love to walk down there in person someday too. And as for your work, it looks awesome! Great going!! :))

Aparna said...

I liked the pictures..being with 2D warli..i can really appreciated flexibility which 3D paintings has got ;)...lovely work...I most liked the picture of your daughter with handson..take my words she is going to be gr8 artist soon..:)

Julie said...

What a great day! Glad Lil A could try too!!! She has such beautiful hair...and you look so pretty!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, lucky lucky YOU! Wow! What an incredible privilege to observe the techniques and artists behind such amazing artworks! The wall art is gorgeous. And the 3D decoupage is astounding! Your flowers are waaaaaooooowwww!!! Oh my goodness!!! I'd never seen that before, but it looks like blown glass.

Good luck with your commissions! YAY!

Amrita said...

lovely work....thanks for sharing !

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

Nice arts Deepa!

raji said...

3D Decoupaging is new to me. Lucky you to have access to art centers. I am yet to explore the art organizations here. All my time is spent with the little one. :(

deepazartz said...

Za Faran, Maru, Saru, Rajesh, Cristy, Sharon, Manreet, Arti, Aparna, Julie, Bella, Amrita, Valli and Raji.....Thank you dear ones for the inspiring and encouraging words. They mean a lot to me...Thanks a lot:)