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the morning i got my carbon light boxes back

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Prognosis Black and Blue

Yesterday I finally got my Secretary carbon light boxes back from the Sultan Gallery, through no fault of theirs but mine, as it was I who was neglectful. So I thought, to give them their due TLC, I’d put them on display one more time before storing them indefinitely. Read More

video illustration } take three

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A little over a minute done. I need to get permission for this song and the process is so confusing! Any advice is welcome x Read More

earth on black

watching matt parker on youtube
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earth on black, colored pencil on paper

Ugh! I hate this scanner. I can’t wait to get back to my proper desktop rather than this tiny screened laptop and crappy scanner. Two more days.  Read More

watercolor sketchbook } green

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watercolor sketchbook } green

I just started a new watercolor sketchbook and I’m very excited! I can’t wait to get my desktop back so that I can use my Mustek scanner, which doesn’t work with my MacBook. Ten more days! Read More

reversal sunday

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looking for lost keys in the desert

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day two of shooting in the desert was very different to day one: it was windy and cold, our eyes were tearing and our noses were running

day two of shooting in the desert was very different from day one: it was windy and cold, our eyes were tearing and our noses were running

Our original plan was to do one shoot with David, get that done with and explore Kuwait’s other treasures. We had so much fun on Saturday that we decided to come back. Also, we had some keys and sunglasses to find. We found the glasses but not the keys. It was very gusty this time round so we kept the whirling to a minimum and let the wind do all the work.

Listen to this lady to get you in the mood: Sia ‘Soon We’ll Be Found’ 

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wax

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places. This morning, I found it in my son’s lunch. Wax paper. It’s my new yum.

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block print #2 } lino face

I’ve found the technique I’m comfortable with and I’ve just started to refine it. I love the serendipitous moments I get with these prints. Any time you have results that you are not totally in control of but which are interesting is a bonus! Read More

trying something new/old

This afternoon I made a special trip to the stationary store. I figured I deserved a gift because I’ve been a good girl all Ramadan. Plus I felt inspired to try out new things. Or old things that I hadn’t done for over twenty years, like block printing. So I bought, among other goodies, all the block printing tools that I needed. I must say, I was pretty rusty at first but soon got the hang of it. I feel that I know exactly how I want to approach my next lino block. I’m so excited! Read More

kiss & cut } the exhibition } mohammed alkandari’s photos

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I’m finally posting my brother Mohammed’s photos of the opening night of my exhibition Kiss & Cut. Unfortunately, he was having trouble with his camera and wasn’t too happy with what he took. But to me it’s not about the final photos. It’s a personal appreciation of his being there and capturing the moments that only he could see. Thanks, Moh! Always.

This is what I listened to over and over and over again during the period I created this collection Broken Bells – Citizen Read More

kiss & tell } hanging with the girls at tilal

before 'the reveal'

before ‘the reveal’

I decided to drop by Tilal Gallery last night and hang out with my girls. While there, I drew a picture.

and after

and after

kiss & cut } the last one } scroll (after)

the way i pictured the exhibition, i figured i needed another scroll. not OCD. just attention to detail

the way i pictured the exhibition, i figured i needed another scroll. not OCD. just attention to detail

So I finally had my panic dream this morning. I dreamt that my show was tonight and I hadn’t even brought my works to the gallery, which had changed without anyone telling me. My show was in an hour and I hadn’t even selected my outfit. And I didn’t have a car and everyone who was there to help was getting really upset with me. And the venue was tiny. And oh it was awful. Read More

kiss & cut } wrapping it up

i can't believe i'm so close to being done. two months ago i was still lost as to what i wanted to show in march. i'm almost done. i can't believe it

i can’t believe i’m so close to being done. two months ago i was still lost as to what i wanted to show in march. i’m almost done. i can’t believe it

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kiss & cut } the scroll

with this one it's nice to pretend that i'm on a pirate ship (the romantic hollywood kind, not somali-boat-with-armed-criminals-on board kind) navigating the seas looking for treasures to loot

with this one it’s nice to pretend that i’m on a pirate ship (the romantic hollywood kind, not the somali-boat-with-armed-criminals-on board kind) navigating the seas looking for treasures to loot. at other times i like to pretend i’m a scientist about to make a huge discovery or an architect designing my dream home

This is my ‘countdown’ scroll. I’ll be working on this one perhaps until my works are due to be hung. It’s going to be fun. Read More

kiss & cut } sin and release

sin, january 31, 2013, carbon and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120cm

sin, 31/1/2013, carbon and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120cm

By how much work I got done today, you can tell two things: One. I didn’t pick up my children from school today and two. I’m in a bit of a bad way.

the only fishie in the sea for me

the only fishie in the sea for me

the release 31/1/13, (actually i just realized the date today is palindromic so i've removed the comma to make it part of the title), 2013, carbon and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120cm

the release 31/1/13, (actually i just realized the date today is palindromic so i’ve removed the comma to make it part of the title), 2013, carbon and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120cm

 

 

kiss & cut } how.

how will my heart cope if one day i'm this...

how will my heart cope if one day i’m this…

...and the next i'm this

…and the next i’m this

 

a dollop of red saves the day

i was having a terrible time with this panel until i was inspired by some earlier 'kisses' to play with red. and i'm finally happy

i was having a terrible time with this panel until i was inspired by some earlier ‘kisses’ to play with red. and i’m finally happy

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