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new painting } eve to eve

I started this painting before my trip to London beginning of this month and let it marinate for a while until two days ago. I have made a promise to never end a painting until I love it, and I’m crazy about this one. 

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square portraits } 22 to 26

…a-tishoo, a-tishoo, we all fall down.

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your stories needed!

Ladies, lend me your voices! As many of you know, I have an exhibition coming up in January, and for this I would like your stories. These stories will be played audibly as a ‘soundtrack’ to the exhibition, so please don’t send anything you feel uncomfortable about sharing. I won’t be editing or censoring anything. All you have to […]

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square portraits } 14 to 21

They may not be impressive individually, but as a flock they soar.

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little cardboard paintings

I nearly threw this origami packaging cardboard into the recycling basket. I’m glad I didn’t.

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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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discommon } my unexpected date with a straight razor

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 […]

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new painting } island girl

For the past couple of days I’ve had a nagging itch for being on an island. For now, I’ll just fantasize about it.

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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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a single-celled organism called eve

Music is To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra.

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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 painting at CAP’s artist studio

So I have officially started work on my upcoming exhibition, tentatively titled Until Love, at the Contemporary Art Platform in Kuwait, January 2017. To paint my first four large scale paintings, they are kindly allowing me to use their ‘artist’s studio’. I’ll do the rest of the paintings at home.

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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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edith’s daughter

Watch the process below. Music is Lady of my Dreams (silly, silly name for such a beautiful piece) by V.A.S.T.    

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new painting } zeri girls

A week ago I got a call from my dear friend Laila Al-Hamad, letting me know that she was going to put on display, along with her Zeri handicrafts, a painting I did for her a while back, Drinks & Cigarettes. This was for an upcoming event, Kuwait Modern Heritage, to be held at Al Shaheed […]

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three days in nayland } cobblers cottage

This is my fourth visit to one of my beloved Grove Cottages. This time: Cobblers Cottage. My companions are my sister-in-law Jana, her baby bump (my nephew) and, of course, Eve. The cottage is breath-taking and as always exceeds my expectations. I still can’t believe how generous people are with sharing these lovely ‘homes’. 

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new painting } notes float

Listen to Fuel to Fire by Agnes Obel }

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new painting } d’s message in her hand

I just got back from London. There, I almost met a man. This man presented me with a beautiful face and an online personality so compatible with mine. And I filled in the rest to create a new muse for myself. He has no idea how much he has inspired me to paint like a curious child […]

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