This has been quite an interesting month. So many great things happened in April through early May. After coming off of all this positive momentum and adrenaline, I sort of hit an artistic road block wondering what to do next. Uh hello, paint! Easier said than done. I started to question myself again as an artist, but this is always another positive. It is my own personal reality check which keeps me grounded and honest as an artist. It's all good, we need to check in with ourselves from time to time. I'm a list maker and started jotting down my ideas for the next series of paintings I plan to do which motiviated me to pick-up that paint brush.

I finished the abstract portrait of my husband Ammar, as Aaron the Moor from Titus Andronicus. This is one of the character's he portrayed in our film project Shakespeare's Pawn, a short episodic that I directed him in last year. When I finished the portrait of him, I decided that I want to do a collective series based on the character's he portrayed in the first episode. This will be very explorative and abstract. I also finished a few other paintings that I'm very happy with. I started a new painting this week which is starting to take on its own form. I am curious to see how it develops organically from the ideas in my head. Time to go bigger and better on canvas! 

May 2018: All About Painting

5/22/2018

This has been quite an interesting month. So many great things happened in April through early May. After coming off of all this positive momentum and adrenaline, I sort of hit an artistic road block wondering what to do next. Uh hello, paint! Easier said than done. I started to question myself again as an artist, but this is always another positive. It is my own personal reality check which keeps me grounded and honest as an artist. It's all good, we need to check in with ourselves from time to time. I'm a list maker and started jotting down my ideas for the next series of paintings I plan to do which motiviated me to pick-up that paint brush.

I finished the abstract portrait of my husband Ammar, as Aaron the Moor from Titus Andronicus. This is one of the character's he portrayed in our film project Shakespeare's Pawn, a short episodic that I directed him in last year. When I finished the portrait of him, I decided that I want to do a collective series based on the character's he portrayed in the first episode. This will be very explorative and abstract. I also finished a few other paintings that I'm very happy with. I started a new painting this week which is starting to take on its own form. I am curious to see how it develops organically from the ideas in my head. Time to go bigger and better on canvas!