Moving Pictures Category

Grow Up & Blow Away

I thought to myself this morning: Ghadah, you haven’t updated your blog for a while and you haven’t done anything new for days. Why don’t you just do the lazy thing and re-post something from the archives? So I’m re-posting this stop motion animation I did for the song ‘Grow Up and Blow Away’ by […]

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hand in oil

I’m going through a very difficult time in my life at the moment. When I have times like these, I tend to eschew brushes and other means of transporting paint onto canvas; in other words, I use my hands. Or I paint on my hands. Sometimes I also paint on my arms and legs. Maybe […]

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scale

Many times when people see my works in real life they comment on the size, whether they expected the painting/drawing to be smaller or larger. So I thought: why not put things in perspective for everyone? *Please ignore the bad hair (and just about everything else that’s not relevant). Thank you.

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PrettyGreenBullet Exhibition Drawing

Because I’m always showing videos and slideshows of my works in progress, I thought it would be a good idea to turn the tables and photograph others and their creative processes. So I set up a little work station and let people do their thing. Artists include Yasmeen Dimashkie, Yousef Abu-Ghazaleh, Khaled Abu-Ghazaleh, Zainab Abu-Ghazaleh, […]

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seven and a half minute face

And this is how I wreck my pens. I drew this yesterday to Primavera by Ludovico Einaudi. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s all new age-y but I was in the mood. I must say that it was crazy trying to get a more or less finished face in seven minutes and a half. This was […]

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Lub-Dub by Caustic Temple Monkeys a.k.a. Ali Alsarraf

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Why it’s Important to Play

    I was feeling very organic last weekend so decided to go out and buy some untreated canvas and play around a little. I also remembered that I had two or three potatoes once destined for a hearty mash, just sitting around in the fridge. Who knew that this would be their destination. I […]

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A Poem By Rola El Hussein

This poem by Rola El Hussein was taken from her book titled I Only Move to Have the Dust Wiped From Underneath Me. She writes in Arabic but I tried my best to translate the poem in her spirit. Thank you, Rola, for inspiring this illustration.

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Away For Ten Days

I’m in Beirut. I don’t have internet on my computer so it’s hard to update, upload or do anything new. So this is just a forget-me-not. I’m going to list some of my favorite posts for you to visit: Home, My Fourth Dream, and Them & Me. Of course there are many more that I […]

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Superheroine|Chameleongirl

One day she was teased for her chameleon eyes. The next morning she woke up a superhero.

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An Experimental Video I Did Eons Ago

This is a video I made in 2001 for an exhibition I had at the Dar Al-Funoon Gallery. I recommend that you view this with music playing. It’s a pretty long video with mistakes and glitches. Therefore, also recommended is doing something else at the same time. Enjoy the viewing and non-viewing.

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My Fourth Dream|We Eat, Grow & Feed

She grows older. Her blood tastes sweeter And she begins to attract bees. .

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A Third Dream|Flora & Fauna

Oh my goodness. I had this on and listening to music on my iTunes. Carribean Blue by Enya (my son downloaded it, not me, I promise) started playing and it fit wonderfully with the slideshow I’m afraid to say. So if you have the song, listen to it while this slideshow plays. But if you […]

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My Second Dream|Friday May 21

I love three things: I love tracing paper, I love graph paper, and I love my scanner. You can imagine my delight when I found a pad of tracing graph paper by my scanner! What fun I had with my new dream this morning.

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Dream & the Nonsense

What did you dream last night? I have mailed this picture to a friend, but I’m not saying who. I just hope the postal service doesn’t fail me this time.

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A Poem By Reem

This is a tiny video I made, inspired by and ‘illustrated’ for Reem Al-Ali’s poem Untitled [lesbian]. I am including the actual poem below because to my horror, the poem is illegible. So sorry, Reemy, I’ll do better next time. Untitled [lesbian] Together they crawled into a left-out space, and made it their own… They […]

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