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WHO AM I ?

August 20, 2018

In the beginning, a canvas. 

To any casual observer it is blank. 

Think of the idiom: "A blank canvas!" 

Spoken eagerly, with excitement for what is to come.

But for the artist -- for me -- it is not blank.

Rather it is covered with uncertainty, questions, self do...

August 19, 2018

This is most certainly the scariest part of the whole process.

August 17, 2018

they have no idea what it is like

to lose a home at the risk of

never finding home again

have your entire life

split between two lands and

become a bridge between two countries

first generation immigrant -- Rupi Kaur

August 13, 2018

The expression of love can take many forms.

It can be found inscribed on beautiful paper, perfumed with the scent of longing and written to stir the heart. It can be found simmered for hours over a warm heat, flavored with the perfect blend of spices and herbs. It can b...

August 5, 2018

As I work on this latest painting, trying to marry Palestinian and American sewing traditions and symbolism, I am marinating on how most cultural traditions are passed from generation to generation through women. Traditional food, clothing, dances, songs, folklore and...

July 31, 2018

"A patriot must always be ready to defend (their) country from (their) government." Edward Abbey  #mood 

July 28, 2018

As a child of immigrants, I understand the difficulty of trying to hold onto ones cultural heritage while being true to the culture in which you now live. There is a conflict. A loss of self. A loss of identity. The sentiment is captured so beautifully by Ijeoma Umebin...

July 19, 2018

‘For us, embroidery became our identity, a form of cultural resistance,’ says Al-Husseini.

Today I am studying Palestinian embroidery patterns, seeking guidance for the next piece in the series. I have been struggling for weeks, trying to find the "right" way to represe...

March 15, 2018

"Veiled / Unveiled", featuring "Just a Peek, Please?" series, as well as work by Marium Rana, will be open for viewing at Osceola Arts through April 15th. I hope you can swing by and view the collection, and if you DO, please snap a photo and send it along to me :) I w...

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