TODAY - FONT: SARAH AHMED

I surprised myself with this handwriting, when I journaled about me being a horrible plant mother. I decided this was the font I wanted in my memory zine, so I used this website that creates an actual font of your handwriting. I remember using it a long time ago, but it looked like an absolute mess with my normal handwriting. I like this a lot more. 

 

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Reorganized my desk to be more realistic (removed the books I was planning on reading this year), efficient and neat. 

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I've had this idea for quite sometime now and is partially the reason the new themed issue is 'Memory'. This could possibly be the biggest project I work on and it will definitely be the most personal one. I can't decided if I want them to be lil zines in one package or one bigger zine (almost a book?). Collecting content is important, so I'll start doing that first. 

Made this lil book filled with newsprint for quick drafts and because this could be my go-to drafts notebook, I didn't bind it with staples or stitches and used an elastic ribbon instead. 

The project is basically going to be about people who were part of my very early life and little memories I have about them. I think it's the perfect way to use up all the skills I learned in the past 2 years to create the most nostalgic piece of work. Here are some of the people I'm going to illustrate and write about, with a list of keywords to focus on. 

This is the most excited I've been in months! 

WEEK 15 & 16

TODAY - 19

Today was an absolute waste of time and energy.

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  • Learned something new in the waiting room: Animated pixel art via iPhone. 
  • Told my doctor that the sleeping pills I use are tears, where i cry so much my head hurts and pass out. she thinks i’m charming.
  • I held the elevator for a mother and her kid (KG?). He was treated for something in his eyes, and she was putting his sick leave in his school uniform's pocket, and kept repeating "Show this to your teacher, ok habibi? Don't forget. Yallah, let's go, we need to find a taxi". The kid tiredly nodded. I remembered what my mother went through when we were kids, and my father wasn't around to drive us places. I wish I offered to give them a ride.
  • The tree in front of my favorite Korean restaurant isn't there anymore. 
  • I'm taunted by the amount of unread books that I own, but without hesitation, I set an alarm the moment I saw the book fair's billboard. 

WEEK 13 - 2016

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Where migraines began and continued 

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My latest sorta huge-long term project, is transforming this space into a small studio. Once it's done, I'll move all my art supplies, desks and hopefully, turn the toilet into a darkroom and get a bigger window in.

 This is so exciting! 

WEEK 12 - 2016

Here's an album I have pinned in my browser for the past week, after revisiting my old music.

TODAY - 15

A very productive morning. Sent out 30 postcards, after a really long time of promising other humans and backing out because I was terrified I got the addresses wrong, or they'd get lost, or thrown in the trash by someone who's having a bad day etc.

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Conversations about horoscopes, intimacy and being a decent person. 

WEEK 11 - 2016

MUSIC VIDEO: LEFT HANDED KISSES

"I can't write simple love songs. People are complex." --Andrew Bird

ZINE IDEA: SEEKING PLANTS IN GOOGLE MAPS

I was looking for the location of a film developing studio in Sharjah and decided to look around. Equally impressed and terrified by the incredible resolution of these images. Highly encourage creeping on everything via google maps. 

WEEK 9 - 2016

Last week wasn't about anything specific. I had a lot of errands to run, so I mainly took photos of my surroundings, pups & family.