Haven't seen any updates here lately? It's because the midget is working on so many things everything seems to be awesome (I got this phrase from a song we kept on singing last month). So, how are you?
I'm fine by the way and I''ll cut the chase as well. If you've been following my Instagram, I sort of got addicted to words and art lately. Reading too much wedding blogs in preparation for my cousin's wedding this June and following artists on IG got me so addicted to calligraphy.
So far, I got a few stash in my box which I have bought from different stores in Dubai. And gaad these are sooo hard to find!
The main materials are dip pen set and India ink. The rest are papers and graph pad and the rest are accessories. And good thing is that I never have to invest on a lot of materials because last November, the sweetest people on earth gave me a bunch of stuffs to play with (brushes and acrylic paints) and somebody also gave me a huge canvas where I can pour my heart out. Although calligraphy is way different from painting or drawing, the brushes helped so I can work on the lines and texture of whatever it is I am writing. So thank you lovies, much much appreciated!
Now where to get these art stuff when in Dubai?
Bookworld Kinokuniya (Dubai Mall)This is where I got my Dip Pen Set. The set I bought includes a stud and 5 dips of different sizes. It only cost me less than AED 50. They have another set which is around AED183 but it easily gets out of stock. I also bought green and black calligraphy ink here for less than AED 30 each bottle. Bookworld Konikuya is located at Level2 of Dubai Mall near the Metrolink, head left side so you can easily find the stationary section.
|(c)Photo from Dubai Mall|
The Art Shop - DUCTAC (Mall Of The Emirates)
The Art Shop is a bit hard to find though. It is located at DUCTAC, 2nd level of Mall of the Emirates, the nearest land mark will be Boutique One at the fashion dome. Turn right down the passageway between Urban Male Lounge and Michael Kors (marked ‘washrooms’) and walk straight on past the washrooms and through the glass doors. Exit the mall building and you will see DUCTAC on your right.