Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sikka Art Fair & Growth

Sikka Art Fair happened in Dubai from Mar 15th to 25th. It was great to meet lot of artists and see various kinds of art exhibited in and around Dubai. I was literally bowled over by the art arena. This was my first encounter with such varied art. I felt like being in a different world all together. The experience was awesome.

Sikka Art Fair intends to promote local and young talents and to see their thought and vision was overwhelming. Here are few pictures from the Sikka Art Fair.

Dance and Live Art Performance by Krista & Flordeliza at the Sikka Art Fair
I had never experienced this form in person before...JUST WOW!!!
I would like to thank Flor for this 'Stupendofantabulous' performance. Way to go girl!!!!!!!!!!!

Growth - triptych (3 part painting)

Today the World celebrates Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 pm... I am joining in, Aren't you?
Let us hope and pray that our Earth goes green and it grows greener for our posterity.

Linking it to Paint Party Friday & Weekly Story in Colours Dekor

Sunday, March 25, 2012

For Mom

With love...

In the Middle East, Mother's Day is celebrated on 21 March. I created this particular card for my mom on seeing Friday Magazine's posting on what everyone is doing for their moms. I painted this card and wrote this poem for her. While I was in the process of creation I had my daughter in mind too. I was thinking of my lil one who would obviously travel through these phases 'haps with or without the same mindset. As of now, I feel she does take on me as far as the temperament is concerned.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out here & everywhere...

'Mother' was mentioned (sans poem) in the Friday magazine by Gulf News on 9 Mar. Too excited!!!!!!

I have always loved you Mom
Even when I fought inside you
To get out to this world to see the myriad hue
To be free and finally unfettered.
I have always loved you Mom
Even when I ran through the labyrinths
To escape the surrounded walls
Of my childhood inconveniences.
I have always loved you Mom
Even when I said “I hate you!”
Peers seized me in their turbulent current,
Fearing to be anchored instead.
I have always loved you Mom
Even when I fell in a tacit love
The sound of your wrenching heart resonated within
Letting away the love I may never find.
I have always loved you Mom
Even when I had to depart
Miles away, I had never felt so homesick!
I long to be close to you.
I have always loved you Mom
Even though I dared not admit it
You never failed to have faith in me
Never did I fail to trust you.
Now that I am a Mother
My daughter whispers, “I hate you Mom,
For all the things that you don’t let me do!”
I know she’ll always love me too.
by Deepa Gopal Sunil

I am linking it up to Colours Dekor's Weekly Story and Artists in Blogland. The theme for the month for the latter is Passion & I thought this would really suit it. Love for mom, love for daughter is a life's passion in a way, for me personally speaking...and to recreate it through the medium I am passionate about also speaks in itself, I hope :)

I am also linking it up to Paint Party Friday (PPF) for the very first time as I had been longing to join them for a very long time.


for the topic 'Shelter' - Illustration Friday.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Warli Life

Unlike the monochromatic depiction, I have engaged in a colourful Warli painting. I have been on it for a few days now. So what do you think? I enjoyed creating it....though it looks simple, it does consume a lot of time to complete with it's little details. I personally feel that Indian folk art has it's own charm. I have a soft corner for folk art.

Warli Life - 18x24 inches
Acrylics on streched canvas
Price on request

Warli art is an ancient Indian folk art tradition of painting of a Maharashtrian tribe called Warli.. Historians believe that the Warli tradition can be traced back to as far as the Neolithic period between 2,500 BC and 3,000 BC.The Warli paintings essentially depict the basic principles of life which are main theme or basis of any tribe. Their major designs include the harvest season, celebration, wedding, rituals and births. The trademark of Warli paintings is the use of geometric designs such as triangles, circles, squares, dots and crooked lines are used to depict human figures, animal figures, houses, crops etc. Warli art is known for its monochromatic depictions that express the folk life of socio-religious customs, imaginations and beliefs. Predominately white color is used on a red earthen background.

Monday, March 12, 2012

ARTE Art and Craft Souq at Times Square Center, Dubai

Dear Friends

I had a really good day at the ARTE Art and Craft Souq. I would like share some pictures of my stall and the rest of it. It was a great day for me though dusty and windy outside. May be it was great for those artists who were inside interacting with other artists and the art lovers who sauntered around savouring all the arty-crafty works. I was extremely excited!  I had a fairly good sale for a start (third display though). I sold five of my artworks; I really wish that they are in safe and loving hands and that they will be taken care of  :)

My stall - photo courtesy ARTE

Except for the first photo, the rest are mine.

My daughter, Anoushka, totally excited :)


Stalls opposite to mine - Samer and Sabin


Ismail's stall, he's a wonderful photographer


Caroline Wareham's stall

This was also opposite mine

Paul Townsend's, one of the organizers of ARTE, stall


So how was it? Did you like it? Could you get the feel of it?Do drop by at ARTE markets when you are in Dubai.

BTW, There is a giveaway at Anu's My Dream Canvas....please join in the celebration....It's totally rocking :)

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Womens' Day!

Lovely Ladies,

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
-- Helen Keller
MixedMedia - 9x12 inches
(Parineeta Series)

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."

Happy Womens' Day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ARTE Art and Craft Souq

Dear Friends

What are you doing on 9 of March?

Why not spend sometime with Hues n Shades! Please do spare few hours for an exclusive Arts and Crafts Souq. Hues n Shades will be presenting it's Indian Folk Art Collection along with other amazing artisans from different parts of U.A.E.

Where :  Times Square Centre, Dubai

Time : 12 pm to 7 pm

For further details please check the flyer.

So, Meet you at ARTE Art and Craft Souq this Friday :)

Thanks and Regards

ps: If you are in Dubai please do share this event :)