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airplane timelines } kuwait to beirut, some highlights and back

I was looking forward to this trip to Beirut with my best friend Laura Boushnak. It was going to be a work/play vacation and I suppose we did both. We had many ups and one massively disappointing down, but here I want to only remember the pleasant times.

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1001 eves } eves by wafa rashed

Yesterday my friend Wafa Rashed sent me all these delightful photos of Eve at Sunday night’s 1001 Eves tea party. The more she sent (this went on all day!) the fewer I included in my previous post, simply because hers were much nicer. Of the 53 Eves exploring Dar Nur, she found 39. Not bad! Thank […]

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christmas comes early

So I was reading the news on the BBC World website last night and as always I went to the photo section. Immediately my eyes caught the ‘Your Photos’ section. Then I saw ‘Your Pictures of 2013’ subtitled (because it matters to me) ‘A selection of the best readers’ photos’. Immediately my heart sank because […]

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art as disease

It’s not about the drawings, the paintings, the prints, the photos. It’s about where it all comes from. It’s about the energy, the emotion and the disease inside.

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a new life starts with a new sofa

My new sofa was finally delivered today. But of course to make space for it, my studio and home had to undergo a major upheaval. After all, it’s the only way to make room for new love.

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homes } birgitte simonian } los angeles, california

How lucky for this girl to be in sunny California! She now lives with Birgitte Simonian, aka Bianca’s mom. Thank you, ladies, for taking such good care of my girl! What a lovely perch she sits on.

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homes } khaled al-fraih

My Girl With a Book has found a new home in Khaled Al-Fraih’s art-filled house. Her neighbor is a Helmi El-Touni painting. Lucky her! Thanks, Khaled for sending me this photo :).

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homes } rana al-bahar & ghazi alhajery

Baseball and lantern girls seem to have acclimatized nicely to their new home, sharing it with Rana Al-Bahar, Ghazi Alhajery and their two boys. Thanks for sending the photos, Rana. You made my morning!

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homes } bianca simonian

You can’t really see them but these are the framed postcards from my last exhibition. They watch over Bianca at night, filtering any nightmare and turning it into a dream. Plus I love the way they look with her bed covers and cushions.

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a new toy } panorama

This is where I live and work, warts and all.

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homes } the office of mohammed al-fraih

This morning, I received  via WhatsApp this photo of Mr. Mohammed Al-Fraih in his office. It took me a few seconds to understand why I got this picture and then I saw my painting. I hold a very special connection with people who acquire my work, and today, Mr. Fraih has moved into a little room […]

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homes | noor alzabin & lali al-sayer

I visited Noor Alzabin’s elegant home this morning to take some photos of her new acquisition, my painting ‘Girl Not Alone’. I think, however, I ended up taking more photos of Noor, Lali and their excitable doggy Balthazar!

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homes | schmendrick’s house

This was sent to me via Twitter. It’s always a lovely surprise to get these photos. Utter respect to those who bother. And that’s bother in a good way.

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Homes | Sharon & Shakir Abal

I have been waiting so long for these and boy has the wait been worth it! I am so honored that my paintings hold such coveted spots in the sun-kissed home of Sharon and Shakir Abal. Thank you, Sharon and Shakir for sharing these wonderful photos with me and my friends.

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Homes|Laila Al-Hamad

Another lovely surprise in my mailbox, this time from Laila Al-Hamad, who says, ‘The girls are keeping me company in my office, such a treat!’ I’m sure they love spending their time with you too, Laila. Thanks for the photo!

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new painting|continued

Added August 12: This painting now resides in the home of Birgitte Simonian in sunny California.

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Homes|Rana Al-Bahar

This is my painting, Thirty-Five Pages Front and Back from the Stories of Eves collection. It dwells in the home of my once-student/budding artist Rana Al-Bahar (who also does beautiful jewelry). In her e-mail she said, “Finally found the perfect spot in my living room. I see it every morning and night.” It’s so awesome […]

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studio redo {phase one} painting a wall

Today I started an ambitious project to get this section of my studio/home clutter-free. Because my workplace is more a home where I work  than a studio I live in, I don’t like looking at this wall. So I solicited my sister Yasmine, who works at IKEA and has a good eye for interior detail. […]

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Homes|Office of Imad Hayat

This painting resides in the office of Imad Hayat, my brother Tareq’s friend and business partner. Thanks, T, for the photos!

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Homes: Mai Al-Nakib & Adeeb Abu-Ghazaleh

I get so excited when I see my girls again! Always. Eve moved in with my dear friends Mai Al-Nakib and Adeeb Abu-Ghazaleh last month. I found these photos in my mailbox this morning with a letter from Mai. She said: I’ve included a photo of eve up and one of eve before she was up, just […]

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Homes: Ghena El Hariri|Amman, Jordan

  This painting was very impersonally titled ‘eleven‘. It was part of my Yellow Tape Portrait collection. Thanks to Ghena El Hariri, she has a home and a name now: Sophie. What more can anyone ask for? About the placement of this painting, Ghena said, ‘Finally I managed to send you a photo of Sophie […]

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Homes|Ethel Cooper

This is highly unconventional! But not surprising as it has been sent to me by my very eccentric friend Ethel Cooper, who bought my piece from the PrettyGreenBullet|The Exhibition show back in November. It took me a few seconds to figure out where it was. When I finally did, I realized that the framed watercolor […]

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Homes|I Own Art Too!|Part I

  I’m always waiting to receive photos of my works in their new homes (hint, hint to everyone who’s promised to send me a picture and hasn’t!). I do get so excited when I finally do. And then I thought: wait a minute, I’ve got my own little collection of paintings and photographs I’d like […]

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Homes:Maysaa Al-Mumin & Thomas Modeen|Doha, Qatar

    One moment she was in my studio in Kuwait, and the next she was in an American SUV driven by Maysaa Al-Mumin en route to Doha, Qatar via Saudi Arabia. She’s now finally up on the Modeen living room wall. This painting, The Note, has seen many exhibitions and even traveled to Florence […]

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