Adichie and Angelou

The new year is here, we’re still here. Hooray! For today’s post I am sharing 2 women (both writers) who continue to inspire me: Dr. Maya Angelou and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Let’s start with this very funny, but more importantly educational and inspiring talk by Adichie. (part of the talk ‘Why we all should be … More Adichie and Angelou

Lost at sea

Meet Dr. Salem Abualnaser, speaking with such grace from hell on earth. click on this link to see the video (posted by Rami Jarrah on facebook): I made this drawing/painting thinking of the lives lost at sea due to the war in Syria Whilst doing the dishes I was thinking about why it is so … More Lost at sea

Water

Celebrating with Standing Rock Victory 2016 – pen drawing, gel crayons, A5 size I think I must ย have been 11 or so when I first saw “Pocahontas” (the Disney Animation). I loved the message it conveyed of the earth being a living thing and we all have a responsibility to take care of her. Whether … More Water

Oppression

        Dr. Maya Angelou quotes this beautiful line: “When it look like the sun won’t shine anymore, God put a rainbow in the cloud.” I just need that rainbow so much right now, after watching this documentary called: 13th (directed by Ava DuVernay). A perfect example of oppression on mass scale, oppression … More Oppression

Love is real

This age of self-promotion is really something and the effects should not be underestimated. The way reality and the virtual realm are merging is kind of daunting. Personally I’m a very active user of Instagram and Facebook (bit less of Twitter, and Snapchat has just passed me by..let alone all the other apps out there) … More Love is real

Holy War

Alicia Keys is playing in my house all the time and I’m getting lots of inspiration from her new album Here. Below you can listen to some of her music including a beautiful visual prelude to her new album. This is a video she posted after Trump won the elections: @Regrann from @aliciakeys – It … More Holy War

Set me free

Today’s drawings were a direct result of a new song by Jawad Mecka called: Unbroken. It touched me deeply and whilst listening to the music I went into a really meditative state. The sounds, the words..I just started to see the images..even feeling them. Below a chalk pastel drawing and later some experimenting with digital … More Set me free

Digital self

Discovering digital drawing, late bloomer I know, has been an interesting journey so far. Still restricted to the good old Samsung Galaxy 6, I am trying to find my own style in the digital realm. Wacom tablets still seem to be the thing in the world of digital drawing, so definitely will be checking it … More Digital self