New Art: More Abstract Paintings in the Etsy Shop!

In the Rain Spain 2

Lovers in Spain

I haven't been painting as much as I would have liked because Ramadan has rightfully slowed me down. I painted these pieces over the course of a few weeks prior and finally had the energy to photograph and list them in my Etsy shop.

I'd like to attribute this burst of energy to our recent change of diet and adoption of the Paleo lifestyle. By cutting out grains and wheat, and lots of processed sugar, I have to say, I feel a lot lighter on my feet, clear-headed, and more energetic. Will be posting some of my favorite recipes soon!

And Eid is just a few days away! Can't wait for my presents <3

"Prayer Rug No.2" - Abstract Colorful Palette Knife Painting

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Hey guys! Hope you're having a swell week. I will be posting paintings incrementally on my blog here to update. Feedback welcome :)

This one is titled "Prayer Rug No.2" and is part of my tapestry series. I was inspired by the quilted, colorful patterns in found objects like prayer rugs. This painting is my largest one yet, measuring 48x36" on canvas.

For pricing, email me at amira.rahim@gmail.com

Adventures Continue in Abu Dhabi

With my food poisoning and, hence, viral infection, at bay, I managed to get out yesterday for some fun in the sun. After meeting with a new acquaintance for brunch, I met up with my first expat friend from the meetup two weeks ago for a wild safari excursion. She brought another newlywed and exported lady (a very nice Brit), whom she met at yesterday's meetup. Turns out, we're soon to be neighbors as well (more deets on our apartment hunting soon).

Most of the official museums and safari tours were closed, in fact, so we settled for an afternoon of spontaneity. First stop: the Emirates Palace, followed by a trip to Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. It was an amazing time.