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to revisit an old companion

It’s not that old, but it’s acquired that ancient crinkle: my NYT Sunday Crossword Puzzle book from 2008. I’ve decided to solve the unfinished puzzles and use it simultaneously as a sketchbook. It works for me and I hope it works for you too.

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two women, two hopes

Because this week I’ve been immersed in all things Mai (even this journal is named after her), I’m going to include last night’s ‘The Hidden Light of Objects’ reading photos in this post.

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mai al-nakib’s ‘the hidden light of objects’ } reading and book signing

Click here for more on Mai Al-Nakib’s ‘The Hidden Light of Objects’ and any upcoming events, articles and accolades!

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a rainy november day in junieh with david and hussein

This is long overdue. I have been meaning to write a post about my visit to my new friends David Habchy and Hussein Nakhal’s Junieh studio since November. I ‘met’ David via Instagram (you must check out his gallery here) and flew to Beirut in October mainly to meet him. I wanted to explore his […]

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ignoring equals neglecting equals i’m busy equals just leave me alone

One whore hand and one not. My song for today, just because: Doves ‘Kingdom of Rust’

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pop-up book resumes

Last October I was asked to work on a pop-up book. So I took on what I believed to be a challenge, not only because of the technical aspect of it but the subject matter itself: the migration of Palestinians to Kuwait in the early 50s, and its footprint on Kuwaiti society. I like to […]

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alphabet soup } j is for just

When I was in the seventh grade, my family was living in Damascus. One of our favorite treats returning to Kuwait for the holidays was the fast food restaurants. I think Hardees opened at around that time (old Salmiya) and I looked so forward to the Big Cookie. That Christmas I decided to buy ten […]

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alphabet soup } i is for steve jobs

…after all, isn’t he the one who invented i?

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a new storybook drawing } queens of refuse

I’m drawing this for the next book in my series. The theme and title of the book is ‘Chores’. This time I wanted to include one of my storybook illustrations and this one will be it.

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