Maybe not as exciting as a daring piece of art, but attractive in its own right. There is beauty and comfort in constancy and consistency. Who says life should have one set of standards? Sing your own song and dance to your own beat. #aphotoaday #art #tiles #arabesque #lebaneseartist #photography #vintage #antiques #livelovebeirut #livelovelebanon #mylebanon #bestofleb #instalebanon #instabeirut #yesteryears #nostalgia #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #quoteoftheday #
Another of my cherished discovery escapades through the streets of Beirut. Passing through a heavily populated low middle class neighborhood, hoping for a treasured sight to capture with my camera but not finding it. I had almost given up when, finally!! An old weathered traditional home, shyly tucked between two tall characterless buildings. On its wall was a notice of imminent demolition. At its door sat a little lady, as old as the walls behind her. I greeted her. True to
Up close I can see your every scar, your every blemish, your every wrinkle. Up close I can feel your every breath, your every shiver, your every heartbeat. Up close I can lose myself in you. And oh how beautiful you are to me, with and despite it all. #aphotoaday #patina #patinaperfection #vintage #antiques #livelovebeirut #livelovelebanon #mylebanon #bestofleb #instalebanon #instabeirut #lebaneseurbex #words #yesteryears #nostalgia #paintedbackdrops #inspirationalquotes #mot
More words from Saturday's art exposition: "... Your work is so enriching to the eye and soul. Your love story with Lebanon, its people, streets and mountains is a beautiful song that needs to be heard!"
I am intensely grateful and happy. Turns out when you pour your heart and soul into something, it's inevitable that people will sense it and react to it. Passion is pervasive. It permeates and imbues everything around it. It's like a magnet with tremendous attraction power.
Happy New Year every one. "May all your blues be the ocean and the sky." @slowtraintodelhi
Today is the day for the New Year's resolutions, setting the path for the year to come.
My resolutions for 2019? To listen closely to the sound of my heart, what makes it race, what makes it slow; watch the sparkles in my eyes, what dims their light, what makes them glow; feel the state of my soul, what brings it peace, heals every woe; connect with my creative mind, what inspires i
I was looking at this 1948 photo of my beloved dad. Then I read a comment on my previous post, which spoke directly to my heart.
"... life is continuous. What is old now once was new."* So true... "What is old now once was new" and who is older now once was young. I look at this sweet little boy's photo and I know that he always remained alive deep inside him.
I look at this sweet little boy's photo and I think of all that he's gone through in his life journey, the hardwor
Rearranging some things around the house to make room for late Christmas decorations. Who says this beautifully crafted piece belongs in the kitchen, confined to storing and delivering food? Why not be centerstage next to crystal figurines and porcelaine dolls, or even better, as in my home, in lieu of them?
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau #aphotoaday #stilllife #stilllife #stilllifephotography #stilllifegallery #blackandwhit
We all have people in our lives who make it worth living. Those who teach us, those who empower us. Those who heal us, those who comfort us. Those who make us laugh, those who make us wanna sing and dance. Those who make us dream, those who make us believe the impossible is actually possible. Those who cheer for us, those who believe in us. Those who love us for who we are and those who love us despite it.
To all of you angels in my life who sprinkle it with stardust and fa
I used to get frustrated when I made a blunder while working on an art piece, until I realized my "mistake-fraught" pieces ended up being my most favorite ones. Mistakes were actually opportunities in disguise and helped make me a more creative and daring artist. So I asked myself, if this principle applies to the art arena, why not to life itself? ... Turns out it does.
"Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God's way of m
So who are you, you ask? I am the child of war and peace, of the traditional and the modern, of my homeland, my new home and all the places and feelings in between. I am molded by my innumerable experiences and encounters, by the caresses and assaults to my senses, by words and thoughts, indulgences and hardships, successes and failures, promises and disappointments, enduring bonds and heartbreaks and so much more. Deep inside me is a longing for the past and a thirst for the