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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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UK days } part IV

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.

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the traveling tap 6

Last Sunday I decided that I wanted to create a sixth Traveling Tap for my upcoming Nuqat Conference talk in November. I made this decision at the eleventh hour since I’m traveling tomorrow to the UK for a month, and wanted to take it with me. I haven’t packed, am completely exhausted, and have so much housework left […]

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the traveling tap 4 } exit 293, kuwait

Last weekend my sister and I were invited to a ‘Kuwaiti’ party at our friend H’s beach house by the Saudi border. It was the equivalent of a toga party, but instead of Roman garb, the dress code was dishdashas for the men and dara’at (women’s robes) for the ladies. Folkloric singer Ismail Karam and his troop provided the […]

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the traveling tap 4 } the pantiles } leatherhead, surrey

On a freezing morning in January, Roxie and I took my fourth Traveling Tap out for a walk around my brother’s new home in Leatherhead, Surrey. As always, I put her through the wringer. And as always, she obliged. Click here for more of her adventures.

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the traveling tap four } current location } beirut, lebanon

So this is what happens when there are multiple custodians of the tapestry. I get a deluge of very similar posts. However. Each and every one is special because I know how much work goes into taking one of these shots. So I’d like to thank one mother, two aunties, and two cousins for taking […]

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the traveling tap 4 } current location } bangkok, thailand

I am so excited about my girls visiting Ireland and Thailand with my friend Nelli. She’s done an amazing job of taking care of them. I don’t think she realizes how happy her photos have made me. Note: Nelli doesn’t have Instagram so I took the liberty of Instagramming them for her (with her approval […]

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the traveling tap 2 } current location } sri lanka

Thank you Instagrammers @alexklimcom and @jharbor for joining the ranks of other Tap 2 custodians! Check out where this lucky tapestry has been by clicking on The Traveling Tap 2. For her sister tapestries click on The Traveling Tap, The Traveling Tap 3, The Traveling Tap 4 and The Traveling Tap 5.

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the traveling tap 2 } current location } doha, qatar

This tapestry is in Doha at the moment, being taken care of by one of my best friends, Maysaa Almumin. To locate the other four tapestries and where they are and have been, click on tapestry 1, tapestry 3, tapestry 4 or tapestry 5. And if you’re interested in taking care of one of these […]

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the traveling tap } current location } barcelona

AJ, AJ, AJ. He just took the tap experience up a few notches. He and his partner in crime Carles (one shoots, the other hones) keep outdoing themselves with every photo. Funny thing is, I was in public every time I saw one of their posts. The first two times my jaw dropped (not literally […]

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the traveling tap

Last October I got an idea for an Instagram series: send my tapestries to different people around the world to be Instagrammed. Something about the idea of letting go of my work, eventually to total strangers four, five, six degrees separated from me, both enthralled me and terrified me. But I had to let go […]

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tapestry } grandmother, daughter and child

I am so incredibly behind schedule. There is so much to do outside the actual artwork itself, it’s not even funny. I’m anxious, worried, nauseous…and I’ve just used ellipses. I know it will work in the end, but at the expense of my mental and physical health over the next few weeks.

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an apology

This is an apology to you, my PGB. I feel I have neglected you in the past few weeks. It’s just that I’ve been quite busy with something I feel is a little repetitive, and I don’t want to tire you. And here’s the proof.

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