Sunday, January 1, 2012

An Artistic Start to a New Year

This picture was taken on an ostrich farm during my holiday vacationing.
Happy New Years, everyone! With the coming of the new year, new hopes, aspirations, and resolutions are also made by many of us. For some of us, a new year is a new beginning, a chance to make new friends, choices, decisions and so much more. In fact, I intend to make serious life style changes myself, the biggest being to make at least one blog post per week! Let's hope I can actually complete this resolution.

Some of you may be wondering why I've included a picture of some curious looking ostriches taken during my vacationing. Well, ostriches are very related to what I am about to share with you today. I am very excited to show everyone a unique project I have been working on for the past couple of months. I have been painting genuine hollowed ostrich eggs as home decorations!

Ostrich eggs are a very beautiful and creative way to decorate one's home or work space. Not only do they make beautiful centerpieces and great conversation starters, but they're also perfect for gifting to loved ones. With many holidays to look forward to in the new year, such as Easter and Mother's Day, what better present to give than a lasting piece of art?

The egg looks beautiful in a gift box.
In fact, this egg in particular, I painted for my uncle's 20th wedding anniversary. Both my aunt and uncle were pleasantly surprised and very happy with the present. The care they showed towards the freshly painted egg made me smile. I have completed a few other eggs and will update you about them very soon.

I created this image with a vintage floral background with Gothic additions. The image I had in mind was a background that allowed the beautiful Arabic calligraphy to stand out; something that would complement it, such as the contrast between muted yellows, peaches, and pinks and bold black, red, and orange. The vibrant butterflies and colorful detail in the flowers allowed the entire piece to stand out beautifully.

This definitely won't be the last you will be hearing about these ostrich eggs from me!

P.s. If you want one of these beautiful babes (pun not intended) for yourself or a loved one, then email me at warif93@gmail(dot)com for more information.
Abdullah Arif said...
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Abdullah Arif said...

Wow! This is such a unique and creative peace of art.
Keep up the good work!

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