Wednesday, November 29, 2006

After 4 yrs in US

A few days back someone asked me what is it that I like about this country (the US). I thought and thought and thought...for about 5 minutes and said with uncertainty in my voice "my daughter's school" and that is all I could think of. That person kept looking at me in surprise and it was kind of embarrassing. I came home and asked my husband the same question. He said he likes his school. So that says it all....we came here for my husbands PHD. He is now working on his dissertation. I am working on my portfolio to start my MFA. Lets see if I do it here or we go back home and I do it at NCA. Everything is so uncertain right now... and the curiosity of what will happen is killing this fat cat!.

Monday, November 27, 2006


Water Colors
140 lbs cold press 12"x14"

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In the Park...

the bright sun

my shadow

enjoying the sun

some pretty flowers

so much fun


the slide is no fun

playing with dirt is fun

oh! so much fun

some spicy and some not so spicy drumsticks

and some kabab

and cookies

we played...

and played...

till we got tired...

and it was dark...and time to go home

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My Card

Saw this at I, zak. And my card is:

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Raising Mom

My little one is playing MOM these days. She makes and tells me stories about when I was little and she was older how she fed me, helped me get ready and do all the other stuff! She keeps telling me that she is now a grown up and can do most of the stuff on her own. She’d bake cakes and make cookies for us out of play dough and will make sure that we finish all of it!!!

One thing that I love about her is that she has a heart of gold. If I get angry at her for some reason she’d cry and make it a point to make up with me first, hug me and then tell me that I must not get angry at her because she is a grown up now.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I will resume my painting class this thursday inshallah. I did not go all ramzan and then my daughter had a surgery so got busy there. She is fully recovered now and has started school after a 2 week break.

This painting
will be on display at the Brazos Valley Art Center for the month of November.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I Love You, Stinky Face

A bed time favorite

This book is about an inquisitive child and a mother's unconditional love for her child. How a mother's love remains constant even if her child were a stinky skunk, scary ape, a bug-eating green alien or a meat eating dinosaur. My almost 4 yr old insists on making me read this book every night. I recommend this book to all mothers. Its so cute.