Better late than never - Tawazun at ADSF

Two years ago, we had created and produced a stand for Tawazun at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival. My newfound love for everything science had given this project a very special spot in my heart. From concept to build, the entire stand came alive with science experiments and physical and mental activities; and there was a little something for everyone. For example, when kids were busy running full speed at the Bungee run or playing close attention to how to make their own invisible ink, parents could take some time out and play a game of Suduko right there and then, directly on the stand.

The render

The render

The stand

The stand

For more pics of the event, click here 

Sneak peak

Generally pretty good at maintaining a certain level of consistency in most aspects of my life,
I shall try to make more of an effort with this blog.

That said, here's a sneak peak into a recent project I worked on at my day job.

Having pitched for this project, I can't really divulge into any more detail but I can tell you that it was a little different than most of the jobs we see coming into the office these days. I'm hoping to be able to share the full story soon.

Until then...

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Practice Round

We've been upgraded. Finally.
Our machines at work have had a much needed boost in the software department. So it goes without saying that I'm very excited to now be using CS6 at work. In my excitement, working with a set of updated brushes I worked up this little Audrey Hepburn study. More for practice than anything else; I'm quite happy with the way it turned out - generally. Although I can still see lots of room for improvement but as I said, practice piece. Next time, my strokes will hopefully get better.

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A did-it-myself project

A few months ago I had developed an addiction to anything DIY related. It was more of an obsession than an addiction if I'm completely honest; a little like the time I was convinced I enjoyed making and drinking Almond milk because it's healthier for you, etc. etc. Needless to say, that lasted all of three full days before I readily surrendered; but, I digress. I had my eye on a lovely plank of hard wood lying on a grass patch just under our building and gave it a week before I decided to bring it up and turn it into a candle holder. Armed with sandpaper, paint, a glue gun and some very cute but pretty useless teaspoons, I set to work.

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The result of quite a bit of elbow grease, a lonely plank and old teaspoons was one I was fairly satisfied with. I like the fact that it's lasted in the heat, I also like how weathered it looks and I like the little dots of rust that decorate the now-useful spoons.

It now sits by a weathered candle and some potted plants on my balcony; and on a good night, I'll place rest some tea-lights onto the spoons and watch it twinkle.

Campaign

Sometime in November of 2012, I received an email from an editor at Campaign Middle East saying he was passed on my details from a mutual friend and asked if I was interested to create a cover for the Iraq Report they were putting out in December.

This is the cover I produced. "The Iraq Report" was added at a later stage by the agency... That said, I suppose there will always be little things here and there, which in hindsight, I would have changed or rectified, but I think for a first time I'm happy with the result. It's not all thaaat bad.

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You'll always remember your first

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I can't tell you how many times I've written the "very first post" of a blog. I start one, get excited about the fact that I started one, and then like a gnat find myself distracted by life, forget I started one... and then I do it all again a year down the line.

THIS time, it's going to be different. Because this time, I'm going to make sure it'll be different. I plan on pushing myself more and this blog will be my support. So, here's to our firsts; to a new year, new resolutions, new site and first post.