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A Lark

Hark! I am a Lark

A blessed spark

of inspiration on a dullard’s own


his eyes jacinths

his teeth

dancing dalliances with


grinning three-eared coney… 57 more words


How to paint with 24 carat shell gold

As I periodically offer practical courses on how to make 24 carat “shell gold” pigment, I feel it might be useful to cover some of the applications of this marvellous pigment. 1,231 more words


Islamic Art Resources

When I was a classroom teacher, I cannot tell you how many times I wanted Islamic art resources- for everything from clip art, bulletin boards, projects, gifts and rewards, and just supplementary reading for myself and students.   191 more words


   Among the attributes of the Sufis were their refrainment from all hypocrisy. In simple terms, their inner selves were in complete concordance with their outer self. 680 more words


Static dervish

I drew this about a month ago in my new toned sketchbook with mechanical pencil, which hardly showed up at all against the tan background.  So yesterday I went in and reinforced it with pen (my new LePen Marvy).  112 more words

The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Art

Since the Charlie Hebdou cartoons controversy in January 2015, and now the cafe attacks in Copenhagen on 14 February 2015, more attention has been focused on the depictions of the Prophet Muhammad that do exist in Islamic art. 577 more words

Prophet Muhammad

Pic of the day: Museum of Islamic Art

A cloudy January day at the Museum of Islamic Art on the Corniche. One of Doha’s most stunning buildings and a fascinating museum to explore.