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back when you and i danced in the early 1920s

Music is What Are You Fighting For by Tindersticks.

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from yesterday to today, one thing leads to another

How’s this for a chain reaction: two nights ago I invited some friends over to watch the Iceland vs. France match with me. That night one of those people, my dear friend Lubna, returned my ring after generously getting it all polished and new for me. The next day, yesterday, I felt it imperative that I photograph […]

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big sister, little sister, middle sister

Yasmine and I are missing a middle sister. I wonder what it would’ve been like to have one. Music is Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode.

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mr. freud goes to the circus

Music is Always Remember to Respect and Honour Your Mother by Dusted.

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square portraits } new face

I was strict this time about filming the whole process start to finish. Music is Cough Coughing by Menomena. I use this song pretty often because its tempo matches mine.

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new watercolor sketchbook } twin and a half

When I traveled to London last April I decided to keep my watercolor sketchbook and paints behind. That was a mistake, because as soon as I had a bit of time alone in my hotel room I got the urge to paint. So I think by now you can guess the rest: trip to Green […]

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this point

I’m not writing this to elicit sympathy or pity or whatever. That would make me extremely uncomfortable. I don’t want it, neither from friends nor from strangers. But especially friends. I’m writing this here because it’s my safe place to express myself. It’s a place people visit to see my work and perhaps understand a little more about me. So […]

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four faces for today

Three D’s carried over from December 2015 to January 2016: depression, defeat and disease. Today, the fourth D: death. I’m envisioning a rosier prognosis for the rest of this year. Hoping, really. Fingers crossed. But for now, four faces to tide us all over. RIP, David Jones. And thanks for the songs you left behind. Here’s Velvet Goldmine:

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the contortionists

Sometimes I get bored. But it only lasts a second or two.

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a new painting in progress this friday

Since Beirut I’ve been dying to paint. But it didn’t work out the way I pictured it would be, subject- and technique-wise. Let’s see where it goes.

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watercolor sketchbook } tsunami

Listen to Kate Bush’s Love and Anger:

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