Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Exhibition 1

السّلام عليكم 
& peace be upon you 

في يوم ٢٢ نوفمبر ٢٠١١ تم أفتتاح المعرض الفنّي الأول لفن لف الورق بالعالم العربي و الشرق الأوسط برعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ راشد بن سعود المعلا ولي عهد إمارة أم القيوين 
ومن ضمن احتفالاتنا باليوم الوطني ال ٤٠
 لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة 

on 22nd Nov. 2011, and under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Rashid Bin Saud Al Mu'alla the Crown Prince of the Emirates of Umm Al Quwain, was the inauguration of the 1st Paper Quilling Exhibition in the arab World & the Middle East
As part of our celebrations of the UAE's 40th National Day

فترة طويلة من التخطيط و الاعداد والتنفيذ 
وبمشاركة مايفوق ٧٥ مشاركا من داخل وخارج الإمارات 
ومايزيد عن ١٥٠ عملا فنيّا 
بالاضافة إلى ١٠٠٠ دمية مصنوعة يديويا بفن لف الورق لمحاولة الدخول لموسوعة الإقام القياسيّة جينيس 

Long planning, setting and execution resulted in the participation of over 75 artists from UAE and around the world
over 150 artworks varying from framed work to 3D creations
in addition to 1000 handmade quilled dolls for a Guinness World record attempt due end of year 

أود إخباركم العديد من التفاصيل الممتعة ولكن سأقوم بذلك على مراحل إن شاء الله 
I will soon be providing you all with many fun details but on stages inshaAllah 

على الرغم من أن التخطيط والتنفيذ قد استمر فترة طويلة إلا أنني سأشارككم ذلك لاحقا 
although there are many details before the exhibitions opening but I will share those later 

لنبدأ قبل المعرض بيوم 
Lets see what happened the night before the exhibition :) 

Susan Lee .. can't thank you enough and your hubby Ricky .. for all the help you provided me the night before the exhibition, and you did it for nothing .. just because you wanted to make it happen 
I appreciate that and will treasure those moments for the rest of my life :) 
I can't thank the other ladies too enough to do them justice .. but your attendance on the day of opening was great .. 

هذا الفيديو هو الأول من سلسلة تحتوي على ١٠ مقاطع مصوره للأعمال المعروضه وأعتذر لأنه الكاميرا لم تعمل في أوقات عديدة لذلك لم يتم تسجيل بعض الأعمال وهو خطأ غير مقصود 

this is the 1st video of the 10 videos series that included most of the displayed work
" I found out later that my camera went down and was acting funny at different times without realizing it while shooting .. so I'm sorry that your work might not have been recorded " 

أتمنى أن تكونوا قد استمتعتم وانتظروا التفاصيل قريبا 
I hope you enjoyed viewing the above videos and will post particular details gradually :) 

Happy Quilling 
Amna :) 


  1. Such a wonderful series Amna! I've been following them on FB and Jeez, I hated missing it. I hope I am able to make it the next year :)

  2. Enjoyed the journey through ur wonderful videos...felt like being with u all.....

  3. hya amna....
    love to see what've u achieved.
    erm, actually im new in this art.
    seriously i love to see all those thing and most important its papers...
    to admit here, we in malaysia, there's hard 4 us to find the quilling paper bcoz we d't have the supplier n in common we just use common color paper...but, fyi, those paper d0 not makes a good shape... its easily broken or torn.