bringing baby to the dark side

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turtle-necked and black is the way nephew and aunty roll

turtle-necked and black is the way nephew and aunty roll. i love the way this portrait turned out. khaldoun, this is just the beginning

It’s Friday. I was inspired. And then baby showed up. I got him into a black turtle neck and we started our little shoot. He was a natural. In fact, he was so ‘Come on, Vogue’ I could hardly keep a straight face. The guy’s a pro, just like his Aunty G. Read More

the curiosity of napoleon rose

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the curiosity of napoleon rose

the curiosity of napoleon rose

eve, me & the polyhedra

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eve joins the circus of eden

eve joins the circus of eden

i was so excited to find these now re-purposed notepads, even though i'm still keen on the colored origami paper. i'll have to keep checking

i was so excited to find these now re-purposed notepads, even though i’m still keen on the colored origami paper. i’ll have to keep checking

A few days ago I trekked to Muji at the Avenues to restock on color origami paper. Of course, as expected, they were out. But I found these square notepads with ecru-colored paper, ready and perfect for being stamped and folded. The new polyhedra are smaller, which I actually like. And I don’t think that Muji Kuwait will ever stop supplying these non-niche notepads. I hope not anyway. Read More

zeri crafts notebook } a bottle of water

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zeri crafts notebook } a bottle of water

zeri crafts notebook } a bottle of water

We drink water because we’re in need of hydration. Read More

trouble in polyhedra-land

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it's not always roses with these colorful, truncated balls of delight

it’s not always roses with these colorful, stellated polygons of delight

A couple days ago I decided to tackle the 270-piece polyhedron, so found this site for instructions. The instructions were clear and helpful, and I should have read them very carefully before beginning the challenge. Luckily, I hadn’t created new sonobe units for this structure. But silly of me to not have read the part about larger units creating flimsy models, as Mr. Stephan Lavavej explains on his site. I spent all of Saturday contorted, frustrated and in tears at my failed attempt at the now elusive ‘Epcot ball’. I rarely accept failure, and this was one time I did. But it doesn’t mean I’ll never try again. Read More

a new painting in progress this friday

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the way she is at the moment. i'm so tempted to keep her this way

the way she is at the moment. i’m so tempted to keep her this way

Since Beirut I’ve been dying to paint. But it didn’t work out the way I pictured it would be, subject- and technique-wise. Let’s see where it goes. Read More

airplane timelines } flight ME402 beirut to kuwait, august 4, 2015

beirut 45

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girls & the mountains

she's the lilac, she's the sun

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I let the girls run amok in the Pantiles so I figured why not let them go wild up here in the Lebanese mountaintops?  Read More

new commissioned painting in progress } paul newman

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Last May or June I was commissioned by my brother to paint a portrait of Paul Newman. His only conditions were that he wanted the painting to be large and that Paul Newman was wearing his Rolex Daytona watch. So in effect, this is a double portrait.

Anyway, Paul wasn’t that big of a challenge. The watch on the other hand… Read More

until love } nineteen

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my toys are sturdy. you can throw them and juggle them, take them apart and put them back together again. like me

my toys are sturdy. you can throw them and juggle them, take them apart and put them back together again. like me

Well, it says ‘nineteen’ but since these photos I made two more, despite my not allowing myself to. But like I said, ‘Until Love’. Read More

until love } twelve

i didn't like the solid colors so i used stamps i had collected over the last year to customize the paper
three suitors orbit their sun

three suitors orbit their sun

Yesterday I bought six sets of origami paper, in order to feed my new obsession. Read More

my green & stone sketchbook } the first seventeen pages

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sometimes they roll themselves over for a meet and greet

sometimes they roll themselves over for a meet and greet

On my last trip to London I bought a new sketchbook from Green and Stone’s, no surprise. It has been rather difficult to find a sketchbook with the right degree of soft- to roughness ratio and absorption. When I bought this one, I felt I’d found the one. As lovely as the paper is, it still doesn’t measure to the paper in my marble sketchbook, which was so conducive to that perfect sketch.

Anyway. I wasn’t planning on documenting the pages in this book because frankly I felt my sketches were boring and somewhat perfunctory. But as I went deeper into it, and discovered how to work with the paper, it started to make more sense to me visually. I realized that this sketchbook should be viewed as an evolutionary progression rather than a series of individual drawings. So here are the first seventeen pages of my new sketchbook. Read More

Dear Maysaa | Over and Out, Ghadah

Ghadah:

maysaa letter 06I’ve been missing the olden days. But that’s how I live, basking in my past, because I tend to be less judgmental of that Ghadah. And for some reason it’s always the good memories that filter through, don’t you think? I miss Raw Epistle, and going back and reading my friends’ letters has inspired me to write again.

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her blue yoyø

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her blue yoyø

her blue yoyø

Music is Hard to Find by The American Analog Set.

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here in our red dress

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here in my red dress

here in my red dress

here in my red dress

here in my red dress { the real one }

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her name is

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her name is

her name is

She dances to Synchronicity by The Police.

to revisit an old companion II

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i'm looking at her

i’m looking at her

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