painting a 65 year old memory

I was commissioned to paint this house (above). This photograph was taken last summer. It was once owned by my aunt when she was a child. Her family moved out of this home when my aunt was about 7 years old. The hardest part of the commission was…i was to paint it as she remembered…

one of my favorite commissions

if you look super-duper close at the name beneath the word, “Siddur” you will find, absaab. Which is me. This is the second Jewish prayer book/Siddur that i have been commissioned to design/paint the covers for. I was shooting the redesigned school, the kids seeing the new changes to their school & i came across…

art class drop cloth

i used this drop cloth for every art class i taught for five years. it was my intent to have someone stretch it & frame it- it is canvas, but to my unbelievable disappointment…my very bad cat peed on it while i was in the hospital for a few days. revenge, i guess. i was…

my watercolor motorcycle

whenever i paint something for me, i always forget to photograph it, then remember to do so only after its been framed. i still have this motorcycle. i grew up riding on the back of my father’s & my grandfather’s bikes. i don’t have one & will never get on another. the magic they hold…

Peace art project for kids…

Directions: I drew the dove & photocopied it onto card stock. I looked up every symbol for Peace in the world & drew them on a chalkboard. (At an art store, I purchased boxes of white only oil pastel) This project was done at our Jewish Temple in Birmingham. I had every class come to…

my art studio in action

Soon…i have to wait just a little while longer for children to come & make magic happen.  make art.  fill the studio with their work.  best of all…bring me laughter.

Art is Magic…

This was an idea I had for of the days of Creation. Sun & Moon. I have it wrong however, because the Moon is female & the Sun is male…forgive me. I started with the Sun, we used a coffee can top as the template for the circle. We used black oil pastel for the…