Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Days

well .. they weren't happy few days back as I wasn't able to get the trade license that I required, and gonna have to tackle this issue for the next 6 months at least or maybe a whole year
it turned out that I have to communicate with the ministry of education and get their permission for my workshops and such
don't ask me .. I have no idea what do they got to do with what I'm doing
well .. to cut it short .. I HATE THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION in the UAE ..
I mean .. dislike them .. despise them .. wish they never exist ? that kinda hate
and because of all that hate .. I don't want to have to deal with them .. its only natural ya know !!!
oh well .. the Happy days come now ..
ok ok .. the even Happier Happy days part ... my website is finally a piece of art it self .. and will be launched January God willing ..

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The little things in life

Patterned Paper / Pads / Kits
Funny how a package can turn my mood .. End of year .. collections out of stock .. clearances .. black friday discounts .. and .. well .. ya know .. a chance that I wouldn't miss
Ribbons
I ordered a huge list of supplies .. and the packages were going to arrive sooner or later .. but as soon as I opened the boxes .. the ooh .. whoa .. didn't stop .. I even went teenagers mode and said OH-MY-GODDDDD !!! "never been a a teenager, always acted 30"
New Paper Punches (LOVE 'em)
eh .. well .. you get the idea .. it was awesome how holding my patterned paper pads .. and tools .. can turn my mood 180 degrees ..
Stamps
I love it .. and hope that it loves me enough to help me go through my plans in the arts & crafts field .. by it .. I mean my hobby and art and talent and new stamps collection .. that sorta thing .. sheesh !!!! cheerio .. "what's wrong with me?"

Monday, December 7, 2009

Purple dress doll

السلام عليكم
أحاول أحط شي بين فتره وفتره لين ما الله إيسر الأمور ويخلص الموقع إن شاء الله
وهاذي على قولة بنت اختيه
بارارينا
أو باليرينا
Salaam ..
Haven't been posting much because I think I'm going through what's called .. midlife crisis ?
or .. whatever .. I don't know ..
But trying to fill this blog with something till the web site's up and running
this is supposed to be a flower fairy
used basic round quilled tight coil for the body & head .. and husking for the flowery part of the dress
my 3 years old niece calls it .. barareena "as in ballerina"
within few weeks another project will be complete with several fairies and their flower garden
until then .. enjoy :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

أول تبادل لبطاقات الفنان في الإمارات

السلام عليكم
بما أني أبغي أنفذ
I don't want to be the next anybody I want to be the first ME.
قررنا نسوي آول تبادل لبطاقات الفنان
اللي بالانجليزي
Artists Trading Card (ATC)
هو عباره عن تنفيذ بطاقة بطريقه معينه يحددونها المشاركين
بس بشرط تكون قياس محدد اللي هو ٢.٥ في ٣.٥ إنج
البطاقات المقصود منها تبادل أفكار وتعليم في نفس الوقت
والشرط الاساسي عدم بيع البطاقة تجاريا والتبادل فقط لاغير
وهذا كان ناتج أول تبادل بطاقات في الإمارات
والفكره للتبادل الأول كانت تنفيذ بطاقات بطريقة لف الورق
٦ مشاركات من مختلف مناطق الدوله
أبوظبي، دبي، كلباء و أكيد أم القيوين
وبما أنه عدد المشاركات كان قليل حبينا نزيد المجموعة فسويت بطاقه ثانيه عشان يكون عدد البطاقات ٧
شكرا لكل الخوات اللي شاركونا وإن شاء الله التبادل الياي يكون أفضل والعدد أكبر

First ATCs event in UAE

The first ATC's in UAE
What are ATC's ?
Artist Trading Cards
Cards that are almost 2.5" x 3.5" that are made using an agreed upon technique or theme and swapped between artists to exchange ideas and learn about new techniques.
We hoped to have a large number but only 6 participated in this event.
From all around the UAE, the participants were from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kalba & of course Umm Al Quwain ;)

Since the number was small .. I decided to make an extra card to increase the collection for all the participants.
I hope that more will participate next time.
Thanks to all the ladies :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's been long .. and I mean .. LONG !!!!


so much happened since last time I've written 
The first exhibition ever in the Arab World
Displaying the work of new future artists and all participants in the 6 weeks workshops
In addition to some surprises where new people came and displayed their quilling attempts 
which was a truly amazing experience 
Hopefully we can make the REAL first exhibition in the Middle East and the Arab World someday 
by professional local & international artists too 
gonna have to keep trying regardless to all I'm facing with that regard


Not only that .. but .. few interviews .. newspaper publication .. visits .. workshops ..
ok .. not few as in count .. but few to my long lived life ..
Finally found a friend who'd help in my website .. I'm hoping this would change many things in course of my career ..
well yes I said " I'm hoping" ...
I do want to carry on doing the things I love but I'm also growing old .. and frustrated ..
But inshaAllah still hoping for the best :)

Sama Dubai's interview was the best by far .. but I ended up getting sick for a whole week after the interview for some reason ..

I would love to say that was a good start .. but I have been hanging around the start line for quite sometime ..
I do take actions .. I do work hard .. I keep faith .. and whatever it takes ..
But for some reason things are still waiting at the start line ..
My start line is a long one .. and I frankly don't know why ..
Maybe things are not meant to happen for me in the direction that I'm taking ?
Maybe !!!
But then again .. still hoping for the best .. "inshaAllah"
Keep faith Mannayah .. keep faith !!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

مدرسة سعيد بن يزيد

السلام عليكم 
تم بحمد الله الانتهاء من عرض دورة نظرية في فنون لف الورق بمدرسة سعيد بن يزيد بأم القيوين
جزيل الشكر والتقدير للأستاذة الفاضلة حمده بنت مسعود لتوفيرها الفرصة لإقامة هذه الدورة
حيث أن خبرتي مع المسؤولين في التربية والتعليم ومديرات المدارس لم تكن جيدة سابقا بخصوص إقامة الدورات إلا أن مدرسة سعيد بن يزيد أثبتت لي غير ذلك
أسعدني حضر المدرسات وحماسهن خلال العرض 
كما أن ردة الفعل عموما كانت مشجعة نظرا لأنها أول مره أقوم بها بالعرض خلال المدارس
من غير التنظيم الحلو
ومن غير أنه شفنا ربعنا من أيام الدراسه 
ومن غير وجود حمد اللي سوالنا جو خلال العرض وكان مصورنا الرسمي
والبوفيه الحلو بعد 
قضينا مع مدرسة سعيد بن يزيد وقت حلو 
وكان ويهم حلو عليه لأنه عندي مقابلتين .. تلفزيون وجريدة محليه
والمره اليايه إن شاء الله بالصور
نرجع للعربي الفصيح
:)
لذلك .. شكرا سعيد بن يزيد لاستضافتكم لي وحماسكم لإقامة دورة أخرى عملية قريبا إن شاء الله
شكرا

Guest Speaker at Saeed Bin Yazeed School for Boys

Salaam .. 
I guess it's not bad to have proper connections after all :P
Thanks to my uncles wife .. I secured a guest speakers position .. hahah 
Since she's the headmistress of the school .. and it's end of school term .. she thought of providing her staff some sort of entertainment and teach them something new at the same time.
Ehm , yes .. that would be me .. the provider of entertainment and education at the same time 
LOL
Seriously now .. 
A 2 hour presentation for teachers at Saeed Bin Yazeed's school for boys .. 
They were one of the most professional group of staff I have ever come across 
The teachers were very nice & encouraging .. the place was very organized .. and most of all .. they liked everything presented to them .. and .. I am to go back within a month for another workshop where all the nice teachers get to learn & practice quilling .. 
It's always good to see peoples reactions and receive their comments on your work .. and that's exactly what Saeed Bin Yazeeds school provided :)
They might not know it .. but it was a good start with schools .. and it was encouraging .. 
Therefore, a big THANK YOU .. to every single person at Saeed Bin Yazeed's
The sweet thing is I found one of my school friends .. she's a teacher there .. and what a good time it was :)
Uh .. ok .. now the best bit too .. when good things happen .. they happen at once .. for some reason .. 
Well .. two interviews on the way .. let's see how that goes .. 
Peace :)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Diversity .. YAY

Salaam 
Happy Happy night .. even though the AC stopped working .. 
Diversity won BGT .. I don't like the show but I love Diversity .. 
When I saw Flawless and their performance "they were the first to perform" I thought that was it .. I was wondering the whole night how would Diversity come up with something to beat those guys and my heart was in my stomach .. or maybe was out of my throat .. but it wasn't in the right place .. it could have been the heat too .. but oh well .. 
Until Diversity came on very late .. and WHAT A PERFORMANCE !!!!!!!!!!!
I am so happy they won .. and I still think I should go to London and watch them .. mwahahahaha !!! 
anyways .. now that I'm sure we'll see more of them .. 
I comfortably resumed my plan for voluntary workshops at the cultural center .. 
I found that they already had my name in their list and were just waiting for the school term to finish these few weeks to allow the kids to sign up for my workshops
I am so happy .. 
Quite happy that I didn't care much for the hot weather although my ears are sort of burning hot .. but .. uhhhhhhh Thank you thank you Diversity .. you made my day ..   :P
Funny how such things can change my mood .. 
It was really really an enjoyable performance .. I might sign up for street dance classes ;)
yeah right .. 
LOL
Adios .. 

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Talents anyone ?

Salaam
Eh .. BGT is coming to an end .. and yesterdays semi final wasn't a good one at all in my opinion
Not that I love the show .. but my favourite dance group is there and I just got to see how things are going .. and to cut a long story short .. I am watching BGT for that purpose .. nyahaha
Personally .. I'm sick and tired of all singers .. I want Diversity to win the show .. 
Simply because I want to see more of their performance .. hahaha 
I think I might travel to London and stalk them .. 
Maybe I should practice my guitar playing and then move to UK and take part in their show and show them some talent .. LOL
I don't have much to do these days with the hot weather and all .. so I'm watching this crazy show 
What will I do when it's all over ?
Sports channels on the way .. Book preparations "not yet" .. room re-arrangements "next month" .. arts & crafts classes .. hummmmmm .. 
I guess I better contact the cultural center and give voluntary arts and crafts classes during the summer .. 
What am I gonna do .. it's a long .. long .. hot .. summer .. I don't like it at all 
oh well .. DIVERSITY .. viva street dance groups .. LOL

Friday, May 29, 2009

سالفة التيلفزيون TV business

السلام عليكم
في يوم من الأيام قررت أني خلاص سوف أضرب ضربتي القاضيه وأظهر عالتيليفزيون "ركزوا مب تلفزيون ولكن تي لي فيز يون شرات مايقولها فايز التوش" في بداية أغنية المسلسل .. عرفتوا كيف؟
انزين عاد شو سوينا ؟
طرشت دي في دي 
حلو 
مرتب 
رائع 
طبعا لأنه شغلي 
وطرشناه ويا جماعه كانوا بيظهرون على برنامج بو عمر
أسبوع .. أسبوعين
شهر .. شهرين 
سنه .. سنتين .. خخخخخخخخخخخخ 
لا لا بس شهرين ومحد رد 
جان أقول في خاطريه .. أنا ماباهم .. وقلت أشيا ثانيه بعد بس مش حلوه ماقدر أكتبها 
"يعني سبيتهم سب"
بس كله في خاطريه لأنه عيب مب زين الواحد يسب
المهم .. عقب شهرين .. اتصلوا فيني تلفزيون "آخر" من إماره أخرى
الشغله ومافيها أنه انتقل الديفيدي مع الشخص اللي انتقل للقناه اللي في الإماره الثانيه
ونا عاد مستعيله أبغي شغلي يظهر على الـ تي لي فز يون
لكن العيله هب زينه 
مب كفايه الدرب اللي ظربته ساير راد ونا مادانيه دربهم
أول شي قالوا ١٥ دقيقه 
قلناحلو
عقب قالوا البرنامج على الهوا .. قلت أويلي ويلاه .. مش حلو .. لكن يالله
عقب خلوني أسير مرتين للإماره اللي ماحب أسيرها ونا كارهه حياني عسبة الدرب الكريه
وعقبها أونه بايلوت إيبيسود 
الله لا يراويكم .. طاوله مرتفعه وايد وعرصها أنقص عن ذراعي
يعني هاذي كيف براوي عليها شغلي ولا كيف بيلس اشتغل عليها
وكل شوي يقولولي ارفعي إيدج .. بجابل الشغل ولا بجابل كيمرتكم العاثره ؟؟؟
المهم .. قلنا خلاص اللي فيها فيها 
وياريتني ماقلت هالكلام
الفقره من ١٥ دقيقه صارت ٧ دقايق
اللي حاطينه يتابع ويايه عشان محتويات الفقره يا غبي .. يا غبي 
اشرح له ٣ مرات وعقبها اسمي مكتوب غلط ولا الشرح غلط
وبعدين الفقره ٧ دقايق كل اسبوعين ويبغوني اتابع وياهم لين مايخلص الموسم
"وبدون أي مقابل"
 والأدهي والأمرّ "أمرّ يعني أكثر مروره ماتعرفون تقرون انتوا"؟؟ .. واللي معور قلبي أنه محد يتابع لأنه برنامجهم في نفس الوقت اللي ينعرض فيه برنامج بوعمر
زبدة الموضوع
قررت واستشرت الجماعه اللي عندنا وقلت حق القناه المش حلوه .. اسمحولي يا جماعة الخير الدنيا حر والدرب طويل والروح عزيزه وماباكم ولا تبوني
وهاذي كانت قصتي الكريهه ويا قناة "---" ماحب أقول اسمهم
وبس عاد إيدي عورتني .. الحروف على الماك بوك ترتيبها غير 
وداعة الله 
منّايه
Salaam 
The picture you see above is the DVD cover I made myself .. using stamping technique 
anyways .. my story with a local TV channel
The arabic above explains it all and I don't know what else to say 
See I thought that being on TV would help me showcase my work because at one point I will have to do it .. so I had the chance to send videos demonstrating my work with someone who was being interviewed by our beloved Rashid Al Kharji .. I so much wanted to be on his show
But the person who was responsible for such matters was going to move to another channel and took along my DVD .. something which I knew after 2 months of waiting .. 
anyway .. it was a time wasted and I so much wanted a chance .. so I degraded myself to accepting their offer .. they were unorganized .. totally unprofessional .. very demanding without putting any effort .. and I had to spend a total of 6 hours of my day traveling back and forth for a 7 minutes TV slot which was originally to be 15 .. and to top it all .. it was all for nothing of value to me because I was not paid .. and I did not gain anything from it .. and the worst part is that it was broadcasted live .. the same time Rashid Al Kharji's show is being broadcasted on TV .. 
You guessed it right .. no one was watching their show .. I personally never heard of it till they contacted me .. 
So .. I politely declined to continue after being on their show twice .. after all the hustle .. preparations .. demos .. travel .. everything .. it was all a waste of time .. 
I learned something though .. I should always trust my feelings .. 
I wasn't comfortable being with them .. I didn't want their stupid show .. but it was hard contacting others or reaching them .. 
when you grow older .. everyone becomes so demanding of you .. mostly when things aren't going very well .. and people like me tend to please everyone and strive to prove that they are the best .. even when we're not .. 
I shouldn't do that anymore .. I will only do what pleases me .. 
so to that particular TV channel .. good bye .. and good ridden .. 
This one was a very very long one .. but oh well .. 

Finally أخيرا

السلام عليكم 
أخيرا تحركت وسويتلي هالماعرف شسمه
"مدونه" 
؟؟؟؟
شي من هالقبيل 
شي أحسن عن ماشي
إلين ماحصل لي حد يصمم لي موقع محترم على كيفي 
وباجر يستوي الموقع شي كبير والناس تجوف شغلي
ويحطوني في المجلس الوطني الاتحادي
بعض اللي موجودين مب أحسن عني
أنا استاهل 
ليش لا ؟؟؟ ها ؟ ليش لا ؟
المهم مافينا يحطون علينا ويزعلون 
الصفحه هاذي بعرض فيها شغل الورق وأشيا ثانيه إذا الله راد لين مانجوف سالفة الموقع
تابعونا 
وشرات مايقول بو عمر "راشد الخرجي" لاتخوزون
واه فديت أم قيوين
تحيّاتي
"منّايه"
^ـ^
Salaam
Well I finally got my long fingers moving and created this blog
I have no idea whatsoever how to get such thing started but it's a start nevertheless .. 
This will hopefully be showcasing my work until I find a decent web designer for my website
That is .. to showcase my work .. and hey maybe that will be so big as to get me elected for the next run for the Federal National Council in UAE.
and WHY NOT?!!!!!!
I checked the list of members and looking at some of them .. 
well ehm .. don't wanna be rude or anything .. but I don't see why can't I be there too .. 
at least I will be a popular representative .. hahah !!!!
well I AM !!!!!!!!!
anyways .. enough jokes already and let's get started with the core of this blogging business 
"if there was such a thing"
Regards, 
Mannayah