Friday, December 29, 2006


It is 5:10 AM and I just finished this painting. It is still wet. The hydrant is right outside our apartment. This is second in a series of Reds. You can see the first one here and I plan to do one more. But first I will finish the ones I have already started and for that I will have to stay up all night again as my little one does'nt let me work. She takes all my brusehs and starts her own paintings. Even though she has her own paints and brushes but she insists on using mine saying, 'I have to show my work to my teacher'.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

6 weird things about you...

I have been tagged by Wayfarer
You have to post six weird things about yourself and then tag six people.

1. I have to have something sweet for my breakfast everyday and something sweet after every meal. I have my tea almost sugarless but I must have something sweet with it or I can not drink it. I started drinking tea after I got married.

2. I talk to Allah. In my head when I am thinking and working I am always talking to him. Before going to sleep If I ask him to wake me up at 6 am I wake up at exact 6 am without any alarm clock. The days I don't ask him I do not get up without an alarm.

3. I do a lot of silly and clumsy things and then be embarrassed for days. For example a few months back, in a grocery store I was talking to my husband looking for something and did not realize when he moved to the end of the aisle and someone else came and stood there looking for something. I saw the cart and without looking at him I slapped him on his hand saying "Hasan this is not our cart, You took someone else's cart". When I looked at the face I realized what I had done. That poor man stood there in shock. I said sorry to him and quietly stepped away...and then I saw my husband at the end of the aisle looking at me and laughing.

4. I love to watch fairy tale movies.

5. I am active and organized if I have a deadline otherwise I am a lazy bum.

6. I feel every object has a personality and an expression. Like all cars have a face, some have a smiley face and some frown at you. The television we have seems like a happy fat woman to on and so forth.

I tag Aya, I, Zak, Freaks Corner, Ayesha, Reza, Living Away

Seven Things

Aya tagged me

Seven Things I want to do:
1) do my MFA.
2) lose weight and keep it.
3) donate money to children’s hospital in Pakistan.
4) volunteer to work in PICU (pediatric intensive care unit)
5) be a good human being.
6) to be more organized.
7) travel around the world esp. Egypt, Greece and Italy

Seven Things I can do:
1) dance
2) art (paint, draw, sketch)
3) fix things in the house.
4) Roller Skate
5) cry
6) fix my clothes
7) cut hair

Seven Things I can’t do:
1) resist desserts
2) lie
3) can not hide my feelings and emotions (my feelings and emotions are easily read on my face...which is embarrassing sometimes)
4) sing
5) read a book no matter how interesting….
6) tell a storey or listen to one.
7) swim

Seven things I say the most:
1) ok
2) accha
3) hein?
4) kia?
5) chalo koi baat nahein
6) hmmm
7) pata nahein

Seven Things that attract me to the opposite sex:
1) honesty
2) modesty
3) good sense of humor
4) strong personality
5) wisdom
6) education
7) good heart

Seven Celebrity Crushes:

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I am 28% Control Freak

You Are 28% Control Freak

You have achieved the perfect balance of control and letting go.
You tend to roll with whatever life brings, but you never get complacent.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Homeward bound

Water colors
140 lbs cold press water color paper