Athens, crabs and goodbye

Wanna know what I have been doing the past two weeks?
Yeah?
First I went to Athens for a vacation while my husband was in a training there.
I had a little bit of everything, tanning at the beach because our hotel was located right at the beach in Kavouri area,  lots of sightseeing, and a day at the spa. 

Athens - Acropolis

Athens - Acropolis

Beach - Kavouri area

Beach - Kavouri area

Guards in front of the Parliament

Guards in front of the Parliament

I also had a little bit of time to make few illustrations for a May's Make Art That Sells Bootcamp assignment which was to create a set of plates from crustacean pattern imagery.

I made couple of illustrations of different crabs and couple of colorful patterns, all in watercolors. After scanning them and editing them in photoshop I started working on a plate design, combining all the icons together. Really amazing assignment and I hope I will have time to make more of them just for fun. Looking forward to our next and last assignment in June :D

You can find a gallery with over 250 designs from different artists on this link (mine is on a page 4 :D).

And yesterday I said goodbye to my artsy friends from my handmade community QatART. In less then a month we are moving for good from Qatar. They prepared a sweet heartwarming gift for me, a jar full of their messages which made me cry :( I will for sure miss all my friends and all I have built in this four and a half years here in Doha.

QatART artisans at the Summer Party

QatART artisans at the Summer Party

Sending you my smile with love,

Dominika

Time for a treat

Finally a little break :D
March was a really busy month for me. I've done 3 markets, 1 group exhibition and I have participated in a robot workshop at the Tasmeem - art and design conference. There were also some custom orders I was working on and some are still in progress.

It was a perfect timing to celebrate all that and treat our self so hubby and I went on a day trip to Banana Island in Qatar on Saturday. It was beautiful and we spent a perfect day with an amazing food from arabic restaurant and a great massage at the Anantara Spa. I could spend there every weekend!

And here are few photos from my last market at Katara which might be my last market before the summer break so if you are interested in my artworks and products please contact me

As I was busy with all the events I was participating in, I didn't have much time to create but I painted two custom ordered paintings, few hand painted pillows and a cute hand painted elephant toy which has already found a new home. I was also asked to do hand painted metal tins for one famous restaurant/cafe in Doha :D

Hand painted toy "Tea time elephant"

Hand painted toy "Tea time elephant"

Hand painted metal tins

Hand painted metal tins

Hand painted metal tins

Hand painted metal tins

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika