Monday, June 18, 2018

Art Cafe Kuwait

You may need a cup of coffee or tea (or whatever you prefer) because there's a lot of pictures coming up.

Earlier this month, thanks to my friend Aruna, I discovered a lovely new cafe.
Art Cafe Kuwait is a cafe downstairs and a ceramic painting studio upstairs.
The first time we visited the cafe was during Ramadan, which meant no eating or drinking during daylight hours because of fasting.
 So we spent our time exploring and sketching.
 A different take on the same inspiration photo.
She's all about detail, and I'm all about color.
The cafe owner displays some of her own artwork.

And even turned some of her paintings into these large window decals which are so lovely with the light shining through.
There are small art exhibitions every few weeks displaying the work of local artists.
It's really such a relaxing and inviting environment to spend quality time with friends.
Aruna is a wonderful artist and is encouraging me to draw more.
I'm sure you can figure out which one is mine (think color!).

Our friend Emina joined us for a short while and we encouraged her to draw something.
She's good at lettering so next time we meet we will get tips on doing that.
 Now that Ramadan is over, we are also able to enjoy the goodies that Art Cafe has to offer. 
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
(Albert Einstein)
Have a great week!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

KIP Day 2018

Worldwide Knit-in-Public Day was celebrated yesterday in 53 countries at 560 different public  events.  It is the 13th year that the event has taken place; and the 4th year that Kuwait Crafters, the stitch group I am a member of, has officially participated.
A few of us filled bags with handmade brooches as welcome gifts for attendees.
Don't let this next picture fool you.
That's basically all the crocheting I did the entire time.  Mostly I was meeting and greeting and seeing what everyone else was up to.
Hands that hook, knit and stitch.
WIPs (works-in-progress)
And show-and-tell.
We also had some giveaways and I just happened to be the lucky winner of a gorgeous bag of crochet goodies, but I'll share more about that next time.

Sunday blessings,
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