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watercolor sketchbook } her blahs

We leave in nine days. We leave Anna’s place in two. My heart is breaking already, no matter how much I miss my children, home and family.  

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girls & the mountains

I let the girls run amok in the Pantiles so I figured why not let them go wild up here in the Lebanese mountaintops? 

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girls & the pantiles

One of the things I love about being at my brother and his family’s Surrey home is the immediate burst of inspiration I get. From the ever-changing landscape to the three overgrown greenhouses in the wooded area, my heart always swells with excitement! How could I not integrate my work with the nature and architecture the Pantiles has to offer? […]

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watercolor sketchbook } pouty pouty

I haven’t pouted for a while. I haven’t really needed to.

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watercolor sketchbook } friday funk

Listen to Natalie Merchant sing My Skin.

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watercolor sketchbook } when in japan

Listen to Regina Spektor sing Just Like the Movies.

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watercolor sketchbook } green

I just started a new watercolor sketchbook and I’m very excited! I can’t wait to get my desktop back so that I can use my Mustek scanner, which doesn’t work with my MacBook. Ten more days!

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watercolor sketchbook } tsunami

Listen to Kate Bush’s Love and Anger:

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watercolor sketchbook } w.i.p.

Listen to Elbow’s The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver:

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watercolor sketchbook } boys leave

My sister’s cat Nitfa left last night. I’ve been saying this for years: boys leave.

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watercolor sketchbook } all in the family

The Alkandari clan loves being snapped, so we’re always looking for the next great photo op. So last Thursday I took my watercolor sketchbook to our weekly family lunch. I wanted to match my girls with various relatives, whether by looks or color combos or just a certain je ne sais quoi. I wanted them […]

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