Day 50

day 50 31

I started these faces around the same time my anxiety began, in early October.

I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting. Read More

this london trip • gotta pick a pocket or two 

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Nothing much in the last few days as I’ve been sick and depressed.  Read More

this london trip • arrival day

I packed a few of my polyhedra, I had to. One of the reasons I chose this apartment was these shelves.

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new painting } the other g

The Other G

The Other G, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 234 x 150 cm

I think this is one of my most elaborate and time-consuming Instagram posts yet. For it, I needed to remove a huge three-seater couch and fill my shelves with my 500 polyhedra. Oh, and I needed a life-size self-portrait. No biggy. Read More

metal heart, rainbow tears

 

You know what makes me cry? Watching people greet each other at the airport. I’m such a sap and it’s a great time passer, especially when you’re waiting around for a loved one to walk through those sliding doors. Rainbow tears from one with a metal heart.

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new watercolor painting } colorful woman/the psychology of rainbows

rainbow woman

Colorful Woman/The Psychology of Rainbows

I’ve been feeling rather rainbow-ish lately. I’ve always loved a good rainbow; they’re so exciting to spot and so rare in this part of the world. But they’re also a throwback to the early 80s, an era in which their popularity in sartorial culture soared. I owned everything rainbow: rainbow shoelaces, rainbow-handled tote-bag, rainbow wig. I was even a rainbow monkey for halloween once, whatever that is.  Read More

airplane timelines } kuwait to beirut, beirut to kuwait and all in between

airplane timelines lebanon 2017

Kuwait to Beirut. Beirut to Kuwait is missing because I did my crossword puzzles on the short flight back.

My family and I spent a lovely week in Beirut and the Lebanese mountains for my sister Yasmine’s wedding. I’ll share some moments here. Read More

impossible cage

Sometimes my surroundings seem impossible.

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cardboard drawings } siren under your bed

siren under your bed

The Siren Under Your Bed

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new painting } she wore sylvette

She Wore Sylvette

She Wore Sylvette, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm

A year ago I bought a gorgeous ring from my friend jewelry designer Sylvette Blaimont. This painting is an homage to it and the wonderful Sylvette. Read More

ego of eve

A few days ago I saw a post on Instagram that inspired me to create a massive papier-mache Eve head.  Read More

nine sketches

sketch 6 17 01

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6+11=17

watercolor 6 11 17

I like dates that make mathematical sense, like today: 6+11=17.

Music is Our Lips are Sealed by Fun Boy Three. Read More

khaled, me and the deena machina

My very awesome friend Deena Qabazard came over yesterday for a playdate. My son Khaled joined in with his coding prowess and fun was had by all.

*Music is Let Forever Be by the Chemical Brothers. Read More

yesterday’s news today

diary may 20 2017

May 20, 2017

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a month with a stranger

A few weeks ago I decided to take on a commission, just out of curiosity. It was to create one of my journals, but for someone else, a complete stranger. In a way it was like I was this woman’s surrogate chronicler: incubate my stories for the duration of a few weeks and ultimately give them away, or in my case sell it. And she, she was my unknown confidant. In a strange way I felt like I was getting to know her, but I know as much about her today than I did before I started. It’ll be hard to part with this notebook, just because it holds so much and I was so invested in it. Ah well.  Read More

yellow and blue

I keep changing this. I just added a new clip this afternoon and made it a bit more upbeat. I think I’ll keep it this way and just add more to it in the coming weeks. Read More

fire, ice, wind and twine

I love experimenting with the elements, and this is something I’ve always wanted to do: freeze my drawings and watch them thaw out. So that’s what I did using the iPhone time-lapse feature. I love what little effort it took from me to create this video. It’s sort of like putting a dirty load into the washing machine and letting it do its thing. An hour or so later it’s all done for you.

I’ve also included in this post some other videos that lead to the final segment I’ve posted above. This particular segment will be part of a longer video I’m currently working on (ice is melting in the kitchen as we speak).

*Music is by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet in G, op. 1. Ballade in C, op. 73. Read More

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