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zeri crafts notebook } chip

Because I’m expected to like her and once again I can’t stop listening to it and I do hope that one day there’ll be a place for us. PJ Harvey-A Place Called Home

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new painting on friday } the five others

You can safely say that I spent last Friday painting like it was my last day on earth. My children had been home from school the previous week and I had the Palestinian Cultural Center exhibition set up the next day. For weeks I had been planning to paint a sister to this painting I did […]

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new painting } five companions

I miss my companion. And I’ve realized that when I paint I am creating fleeting friendships to help me cope. Although these relationships are momentary, they are instrumental in alleviating my sadness- albeit temporarily. When I paint my women I feel like I’m stroking their faces. The most sensual part is the jawline. That’s what […]

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friday’s thing } it’s not a painting, it’s a sounding board

A few Fridays ago I decided to take out a roll of canvas-like material (I’ll never know what it is, it smells like upholstery fabric but it’s quite stiff and nasty) and start doodling on it with my paints. Nothing made sense in my life and I didn’t want this ‘painting‘ to make sense. It […]

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new painting } eve blue

I feel so scattered. My work is all over the place. I’m creating individual pieces that I like, but I feel stuck. I have no solid plans and no direction. But I sense that one day *something* will dawn on me and I’ll regain some focus. For now, I’ll keep on painting, drawing and posting.

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lanterns #1 & #2

I’ve been calling these lamps but they’re actually lanterns. Yes they are, and yes I’m anal like that. These are my first two lamps for the upcoming show. And sorry about the video, I couldn’t resist.

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painting on september 13th

Sometimes I take an old practice painting from when I was giving lessons and put it in some kind of context.

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ghost, chair & a haunted mouth

Sometimes I like to illustrate my illustrations with photos because it’s fun and I like sharing. So cross the bridge to see what I’m talking about!

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New Painting|An Aging Ballerina with Many, Many Flowers

When I decided to do a dance series, I started off so gung-ho and art school about it. I wanted to call Andie Hicks (I think everyone with a daughter, niece or little sister knows she’s the doyen of Kuwait’s ballet world) and sit in on her sessions. Then I thought I’d get the same […]

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