My Studio Category

my private little arab spring

To put this post in perspective, a quick backstory here.

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bringing baby to the dark side

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.

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for instagram

Every now and then I put a little effort into an Instagram shot. This isn’t perfect, but the thing I like about Instagram is its ‘homemade’ aspect, and I’m a homemade kind of girly. 

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art as disease

It’s not about the drawings, the paintings, the prints, the photos. It’s about where it all comes from. It’s about the energy, the emotion and the disease inside.

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a new life starts with a new sofa

My new sofa was finally delivered today. But of course to make space for it, my studio and home had to undergo a major upheaval. After all, it’s the only way to make room for new love.

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a visit from faisal the f

I find superlatives pointless. They’re hyperbolic and highly arguable. But I’m going to say this with complete conviction: Faisal Al Fouzan, aka Faisal the F, is the best Instagrammer this country has to offer.  I am, mind you, prepared to be convinced otherwise. I just don’t see it happening. This morning on a visit to […]

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a new toy } panorama

This is where I live and work, warts and all.

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mom & her four daughters

Done. I really enjoyed this painting because for the first time in a long time I felt like a child working on it. I didn’t think; I just painted, drew and scribbled. That sense of freedom is all I need right now, at a time when I feel trapped and slightly hopeless. 

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framing postcards

What a time to fall ill. Ugh! I’m not bed-ridden yet but it’s one of those things that if I put my head down to rest, I’ll be out all day. And I have so much work yet to do. So I’ll keep trudging until I won’t be able to function anymore. Or I’ll  pop […]

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survival kit

Oh my God, what a crazy busy day. It’s going to be like this until Monday night, when I can finally hang loose and enjoy the show (yes, I do tend to be quite relaxed at my exhibitions). I haven’t produced anything today (well, not of the creative kind anyway), but I did drive around […]

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studio redo {phase two} putting things back together again

Well, this is as much as I can do with it for the time-being. My advisor Yasmine’s at work today, so we decided that, because our goal has expanded to re-doing the whole area, including the living room and desk area, we’d wait for the weekend to proceed. One step at a time, and of […]

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studio redo {phase one} painting a wall

Today I started an ambitious project to get this section of my studio/home clutter-free. Because my workplace is more a home where I work  than a studio I live in, I don’t like looking at this wall. So I solicited my sister Yasmine, who works at IKEA and has a good eye for interior detail. […]

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Homes|I Own Art Too!|Part I

  I’m always waiting to receive photos of my works in their new homes (hint, hint to everyone who’s promised to send me a picture and hasn’t!). I do get so excited when I finally do. And then I thought: wait a minute, I’ve got my own little collection of paintings and photographs I’d like […]

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Photographing Eves on a Monday

          Jana came in this morning to photograph the complete Stories of Eves collection. I tried to set up the studio the best way I could to achieve maximum efficiency. I love to feel that I can win over time, so I’m always finding ways to reduce it. So much that […]

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In My Studio this Morning|Two New Paintings, Two I’m Working on & One About to be Done

I love Sunday mornings; just coming out of the weekend, everyone’s either at work or the malls, and I’m here in my space, enjoying some time to myself. And some time with my girls.

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Struggle in the Studio|Ghadah Vs. Eve

Two of the three paintings I’m currently working on are giving me hell. If I could, I’d punch them both and get it over with. I’m struggling to get them out of the rut they’re in. But I know we’ll all pull through. Trust and patience. 

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Eve on TV

  I was visited this morning by the Kuwait Television crew (Rashed Bader, Amani Al-Enezy, Ahmed Al-Mutairy and Abdulaziz Alhadad), who came in to film a segment for a new variety show to air next year. I was quite nervous because I had to talk about my work in Arabic, and unfortunately I’m not too […]

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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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