Today I was a workshop instructor and facilitator in STOP community food center for the Healthy Beginnings program for Pregnant woman and new mothers. I was really impressed with the vibrant and beautiful works these talented woman created. Thanks to dedicated STOP staff and my dear friend Maryam for her help and support and beautiful pictures.
Meeting Jason Polan; New York artist in Uniqlo. I told him that I will be teaching art in an art workshop tomorrow May 10 and he made me a drawing of Art Supplies as you can see below with writing ” Have a Great Day!-Jason”
In this last month (April 2017) I was intensely involved with my partner Andrew’s heart surgery for heart valve repair, I spent a lot of days and nights (and partly lived) in the Toronto General Hospital Cardio Vascular ICU, and Cardio Vascular section, as well as St. John Rehab hospital. I followed his conditions closely and did my own research and studies by learning more about the heart, the functions of its different valves, and electro-physiology of the heart, that I have become to some extent an expert too! too much focus on this subject and mental and emotional intensity of this experience can not be explained by words alone, therefore I poured all these in this abstract painting reflecting on the inside of the heart, my experience in the month of April and our love.
In the back of this canvas I wrote for him a poem by Hafiz My love Andrew, “My heart and your heart are very very old friends”- Love you forever
This is a sketch drawing of Andrew after several days after his heart surgery in Toronto General Hospital, in his last day of stay in TGH and about to be transferred to St. John Rehab. I did not have proper art supplies just a photocopier paper I got from staff and a regular pencil.
And I finally found that special someone. This image that is taken from his childhood memories album shows him with those deeply understanding and emphatic eyes at age 11 watching the artworks through an open gallery window. Part of the text below in the newspaper cut reads :” By young Andrew’s eyes, one can almost tell he has an early liking for art”.
click here for a bigger size to read the newspaper text Young- Andrew
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Just bought this T-Shirt with Basquiat Art on it from Uniqlo and I am loving it! Yup! found something to wear that makes the expressive artist side in me happy!