new watercolor painting } colorful woman/the psychology of rainbows
Posted on August 24, 2017 Leave a Comment
I’ve been feeling rather rainbow-ish lately. I’ve always loved a good rainbow; they’re so exciting to spot and so rare in this part of the world. But they’re also a throwback to the early 80s, an era in which their popularity in sartorial culture soared. I owned everything rainbow: rainbow shoelaces, rainbow-handled tote-bag, rainbow wig. […]
Posted on June 11, 2017 Leave a Comment
Music is Our Lips are Sealed by Fun Boy Three.
until love } four hundred and seventy five
Posted on April 3, 2017 Leave a Comment
Every now and then I consolidate two categories into one. I felt that it was apt to merge my journal entry with my Until Love project on this post.
the poly’s bid a grand farewell to CAP
Posted on February 24, 2017 2 Comments
What kind of a poly-mistress would I be if I didn’t allow my polyhedra to leave with somewhat of a bang? Naturally there was lots of play involved in packing my beloved ‘stars’, but lots of sweat too! I want to thank my new friend and sister-in-arms Azza for helping me out this morning.
discommon } my unexpected date with a straight razor
Posted on July 3, 2016 Leave a Comment
My brother Ahmed recently bought a razor. He didn’t just get it from the Mishref Coop behind my parents’ house. It’s a serious work of art. And he asked me to take it home and photograph it. I am terrified of any sort of blade. I have a phobia (this is grotesque and very specific) of someone slicing my […]
until love } a hundred and seventy-four
Posted on May 21, 2016 5 Comments
It’s funny how the purpose and drive behind creating these wonderful structures keeps shifting. They are no longer individual polyhedra, but each one a part of a whole. The idea is slowly evolving in my head. Who knows what I’ll settle on come January 2017. Will it still be about finding love? All I know […]
until love } a hundred and thirty-eight
Posted on April 8, 2016 4 Comments
I started this endeavor a few months ago. I’m still obsessively creating these little structures and I won’t stop until I find love. Here I’ve added a bonus session from this afternoon. It’s getting more challenging as these polyhedra take over my living space. Also, setting up these shoots is literally a pain in the […]
until love } fifty-two
Posted on October 23, 2015 Leave a Comment
Listen to On Again, Off Again by Lemolo } My obsession with origami polyhedra began a few months ago. Now I have fifty-two of these structures lying on my floor and I won’t stop making them until I find love.
UK days } part IV
Posted on October 15, 2015 Leave a Comment
I’m posting the rest of my September/October ‘UK days’ retrospectively, as my laptop went wonky after only a week in London. I’m back in Kuwait now, recovering from my very long trip, getting back into the hang of things.
until love } forty
Posted on September 5, 2015 Leave a Comment
It might look like I’m just playing around, but this is what I do when I’m stuck. My portrait of Paul Newman went very well until I got to the watch, which I have done and redone maybe seven or eight times now. So I get in a rut and I can’t do anything but…play around. […]
eve, me & the polyhedra
Posted on August 18, 2015 4 Comments
A few days ago I trekked to Muji at the Avenues to restock on color origami paper. Of course, as expected, they were out. But I found these square notepads with ecru-colored paper, ready and perfect for being stamped and folded. The new polyhedra are smaller, which I actually like. And I don’t think that Muji Kuwait […]
trouble in polyhedra-land
Posted on August 11, 2015 Leave a Comment
A couple days ago I decided to tackle the 270-piece polyhedron, so found this site for instructions. The instructions were clear and helpful, and I should have read them very carefully before beginning the challenge. Luckily, I hadn’t created new sonobe units for this structure. But silly of me to not have read the part about larger units […]
until love } nineteen
Posted on July 25, 2015 3 Comments
Well, it says ‘nineteen’ but since these photos I made two more, despite my not allowing myself to. But like I said, ‘Until Love’.
until love } twelve
Posted on July 21, 2015 3 Comments
Yesterday I bought six sets of origami paper, in order to feed my new obsession.
a nightly session of MOSOT (modular origami stellated octahedron therapy)
Posted on February 20, 2015 Leave a Comment
I was having a bit of a blah day, what with certain physical discomforts, a sudden sandstorm and a general feeling of ennui. Until I had a brain pop. Out of the blue I thought about origami and how therapeutic it is if done satisfactorily. And after much web-surfing for clear instructions, a few moments of utter […]
the little ones } products of play
Posted on May 10, 2014 1 Comment
I wanted to create something earlier this morning. There was a thing I had in mind but it wasn’t working, not today. So I did these and I feel very good about them. I like them a lot.