Next Dubai speaker
Lucy Bradley is in the house on the 16th!
We are really excited to have Lucy Bradley joining us on the 16th.
January’s theme is SURREAL
When you look at the artwork of Frida Kahlo or Salvador Dalí,
there’s an element of surprise. Why does it feel familiar yet also
Surrealists sought to break free from the shackles of the rational
mind and dive into the deep end of the unconscious. The
canvas, then, became a mirror for what emerged out of that
process. This movement was inspired by events in the 1920s on
the heels of the first world war and continues to influence
artists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers. This cultural and
artistic movement ushered in new techniques that helped
humans expand their minds.
Today, we recognize a sense of the surreal in unexpected
moments in daily life. Art exhibits like Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity
Room are becoming readily available, encouraging people to
immerse themselves in experiences that break reality. A ballet
performance or a silent meditation retreat can be a dreamlike
Whether we experience a surreal moment or dabble in
processes like drawing without thinking or writing without
self-editing, there’s something to be learned about ourselves
and what lingers under the hood of our desires to keep life
orderly and controlled.
Happy New Year! Our Brussels chapter chose this month’s
exploration of Surreal and Charlotte Dumortier illustrated the
theme. SURREAL is presented globally this month by
Another great CreativeMornings in Dubai!
What a morning! Helen Sell took us on a trip through her 18+ years in Dubai and her creative journey.
Things are never as they seem was a big reminder from Helen.
When the going gets rough go sailing and see what you can figure out, literally.
Friends are interesting and you never know how they are going to help or hinder your progress.
In the end what we learned from Helen is that her career has been a series of life restarts and without them she never would have gotten to where she is today BUT the path is never clear looking forward.
And there is James getting ready to launch the 41st CM in Dubai.
Michael Ogden the person behind the 360 videos at CM_Dubai.
Helen telling us her story.
Graphic Credit @2ndlightphotography