Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rody Sakr, a Lebanese artist from Beit Hebbak

Rody Sakr
Rody Sakr was born on 17th September 1989 in Beit Hebbak, Byblos – Lebanon. 

Since the age of 5, Rody had a passion for drawing. A bit solitary, he spent hours drawing on papers, sand, or ceilings … anything he could put his hands on. 

Years passed as he developed a passion for the Art of the Ancient worlds: Greece, Egypt and specially Phoenicia & Byblos his beloved city, which had a deep influence in his art still visible today; a lamp here, poetry design there keeps an ancient civilization alive. His talent appeared in Beit Hebbak at the Saydeh fair where he presented for the first time his art of pottery and painting designs. 

He moved to live in Beirut but visited his home in the week-end for a bit of fresh air and solitude. During his time in Beirut between 2000 and 2007 Rody studied and worked in Interior design, Art directing, jewelry design, home/ women accessories design and he attended local and international exhibitions. 

These days Rody is working in his atelier creating and developing new and custom artifacts for all kinds of home decorations and accessories. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

a humanitarian call to all ARTISTS in LEBANON

Chocol'art is looking for artists who are willing to volunteer in a festival of fun, taste, inspiration and creativity in support of regional Children's charities. This year Chocol'art is organizing its annual event in Beirut Souks on October 2012 in support of the Brave Heart Fund ( Please contact Chocol'art at, and like their facebook page

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lebanese Crafts

Lebanese Crafts reflect the aesthetic sense, the attention to details and the skill and hard work of the artisans and craftsmen involved in this field. The magical touch of craftsmanship transforms daily objects into works of art. The style and beauty of Lebanese crafts attract the tourists visiting the country making the handcrafted items of Lebanon a significant memorabilia of the tour.

The artisans working in small villages in Lebanon produce handicrafts that exemplify their deft craftsmanship. The methods used are often age old and handed down from the previous generation to the next generation. The processes of making Lebanese Crafts utilize the raw materials available in the country.

The intricate details of the crafts of Lebanon make them unique in their own way. Different parts of the country specialize in various handicrafts. Tourists are provided the opportunity of getting a glimpse of the artisans working in their homes or in small workshops. The crafts of Lebanon include soaps, blown glass objects; mats weaved from grass, pottery, cutlery, textiles, woodcarving, etc. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Your Easter Projects: Decorating Easter Eggs

Decorate eggs with paint to make personalized Easter decorations. It's a great job for the kids, too.

What you'll need:
  • Eggs
  • Newspaper
  • Enamel Spray Paint in pastel colors
  • Nail varnish
  • Wicker basket
Step 1)
Place the eggs on a sheet of newspaper, in a well-ventilated space.

Step 2)
Spray them with Fast Dry Enamel Spray Paint in pastel colors.

Step 3) 
Leave them to dry, then use nail varnish to write a name or an initial on each one. Alternatively, use a toothbrush to flick paint onto them.

Step 4)
Once completely dry, fill a wicker basket full of straw and display in your living room.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Your Easter Projects: Palm Sunday Candles

Project 6: Palm Sunday Candles
Palm Sunday is almost here and Holy Week is beginning! All families will come dressed up extra-nice and bring decorated candles and you can make your own personalized candles for this blessed occasion . They are very simple, easy and inexpensive enough to put together in time for Liturgy this week.

Simple supplies:
  • tall, white candle
  • silk flowers
  • decorative Easter eggs
  • colorful ribbon
Pull apart the silk flowers so that you just have the buds. Then, arrange them with the eggs so that they laid nicely together against the candle. Hot glued the arrangements together. (It is hard to hot glue to the candle directly, it just melts the wax!) Then, tie the arrangements to the candles with the ribbon.

Add a round piece to the bottom of the candle to protect hands from dripping wax during the procession by cutting out a large circle from a sturdy paper plate. Then, poke a hole through the center with scissors, then push the candle up through the center of the plate.

  Have a blessed Palm Sunday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Your Easter Projects: Pom Pom Eggs

Project 5: Pom Pom Eggs

Today's craft is super easy, cute and fluffy. 

What child does not love a pom pom.  If you have yarn and a scissor, you already have everything you need to make this craft and its a great use for all those little yarn scraps.  You can buy a pom pom maker at the store but God already gave you one, so lets use it.
Take your yarn and start wrapping around two fingers (I didn't measure but I probably wrapped it about 40 times. The more yarn you wrap the fuller your egg will be.
Slide your ball of yarn carefully off your fingers keeping your fingers over the center.
With a short string of yarn, tie off the center as tight as you can tie it.
 Take your scissor and cut in between the loops until all the loops are cut.
this is what you will have
cupping your little pom pom in your hand, start cutting and shaping your pom pom by cutting off yarn little by little in an egg shape leaving more in the middle and less on the top and bottom until it looks like an egg.
and there you have it.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Your Easter-Craft Projects: Easter Tulips Craft

 Project 4: Easter Tulips Craft

This fun and colorful Easter craft is easy for kids, and allows them to be creative in making their own unique flower creations. See how to make tulips out of tissue paper with your little ones.

Watch the video here:


Transcript: Easter Tulips Craft

Hello, my name is Meredith Andrews from Little Shop of Crafts in New York City, here for When most people think of Easter they think of bunnies and jelly beans but today I am going to show you how to make some lovely Easter tulips.

Easter Craft Supplies

All you need for this project is:
  • different colored tissue paper - I chose yellow, blue, pink, purple, and a little bit of green
  • a green pipe cleaner
  • a paint brush
  • a pair of scissors
  • some green paint
  • the cup part of cardboard egg carton


Fold the Craft Flowers

First, what you're going to do is cut the tissue paper into a square. I do it when it's folded over just to give the flower a little more volume. 
Now choose a complimentary color and cut that piece into a square as well. Now you're read to start making your pink and purple tulip. Cross the pieces so that they're diagonal from each other, on top of each other.


Create the Easter Craft Base

Next, you'll take the egg cup and you can paint it green. This is going to be the bottom of your tulip. Now, pick up your tissue paper and place the cup in the bottom. Now this is the part now that if you're helping a child do this you want to do yourself. You want to poke a hole in the bottom of the egg cup with a pointy pair of scissors and that will also go through the tissue paper. Nest, you take your pipe cleaner and poke that through the hole.


Add a Middle to the Easter Tulip

Now we're going to cut a piece, a strip of yellow tissue paper to act as the middle of the flower. Place that in the center of the tulip where the pipe cleaner comes up and then just wrap the pipe cleaner around it. Now give the pipe cleaner a little tug and now you have the middle of your flower. You can fluff up the sides however you'd like.


Make Easter Tulip Leaves

Last we need some leaves. Those can be done by putting a strip of green tissue paper, and then wrapping the pipe cleaner around the tissue paper.


Finish the Easter Tulip Craft

Just take your scissors and you can give your tulip a little trim to make it the size that you'd like. If you'd like, you can also add a little bit of perfume to make it the scent that you desire. Now, you have your beautiful tulip and you can make many more as you'd like, kids will love to mix and match the colors and create a beautiful garden of their own.