New painting in purple as you can see. Not sure if it’s finished yet. I think I’ll add more to it or change it completely. I don’t think I like it much but my daughter likes it. Looks kinda nice withdrew light shining through it I think.
Posts tagged ‘asamoah’
Its finally here!
My colouring book aimed at children ages 7-12 although children of other ages may also enjoy it too. It is free to download but if you would like to make a contribution to my Syria fund-raiser it would be much appreciated. You can click on the link to the right or the link in the download. Please spread and share with your family and friends. 🙂
Textile design ‘African Green’ in different colours. Something new that I’m working on with a number of my sketches is changing their colours. I am also working on changing a number of sketches into blank and white for a children’s colouring book for kids aged 7-12 inshaAllah.
Which one is your favourite? 🙂
Ramadan day 10 Fruit Smoothie http://yezarcksblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/ramadan-day-10.html
I was so busy yesterday I don’t know how I managed. It was probably my most challenging day for feeling dry and thirsty.
Apparently it was 28 degrees with a feel of 32. My neighbour put out her thermometer in the shade in her garden and it read 28. MashaAllah nice hot sunny weather.
I was surprised to find my neighbour who is an old lady (I don’t know how old she is but I think she could be older than my grandmother who is 80) busying herself in herd front garden tackling with her overgrown hedge and other types of bushes and plants.
She’s a very active lady MashaAllah (just as God willed), but I was surprised how she was coping in all the heat. When I asked her she told me that the councilhad given her a deadline for 19th July to have her garden sorted out and that they would be coming to inspect it in the morning. They also wanted to impose on her that some men would come and cut down her front and back gardens at a cost of £90 per hour which would take 2 days to complete meaning that she would have to pay around £1500 altogether!
I can’t believe how.unreasonable they are being. I think it’s just a way of trying to force her out of the home she has lived in since she was 9 months old with her parent’s and into an old people’s home. God forbid!
Why is it that when people get to a certain age they are pressured to be put away as if they are unwanted furniture? I understand that she is getting on a bit and she did have a fall a while ago which put her in hospital for a while but she is a human being with rights and all her mental faculties very well in tact.
Together we managed to sort out her front garden without completely stripping it of its character. Alhamdolillah (praise be to God). I hope that the council won’t complain about it but I know they will persist in trying to make life difficult for her till they get what they want.
Some beneficial reminders on the treatment of neighbors in Islam:
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him not harm his neighbour; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him show hospitality to his guest; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him speak good or remain silent”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “O Muslim women! No one of you should consider insignificant (a gift) to give to her neighbour even if it is (a gift of) the trotters of a sheep”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: This Hadith means that neighbours should present gifts to each other. The rich men and the poor according to their means. One who is poor should not think that what he is presenting to his neighbour is not worthy of giving. Even his humble gift, provided it is presented with sincerity, will find acceptance with Allah. According to the Noble Qur’an: “So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an ant (or a small ant) shall see it.” (99:7)
It is, however, better for a rich person to present a gift which goes well with his means. He should not give anything to his neighbour which is stale or which he does not like for himself because apart from insincerity, such a thing shows his contempt for the neighbour while gift is, in fact, a token of sincerity and brotherhood.
Ibn `Umar and `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Jibril kept recommending treating neighbours with kindness until I thought he would assign a share of inheritance”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
I was busy doing some boring but necessary Home work today since that I need to do my business plan.
I’m just itching to paint and I quite fancy doing some print making which I hope to spend my Saturday afternoon doing inshaAllah (God willing).
My son did some really amazing robot drawings today that I just had to share. I love the detail. 🙂
I ate a simple salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, celery, rice and salmon. It was very refreshing and nice. It occurred to me today that I haven’t had any meat since the beginning of Ramadan. I know that’s only three days which isn’t long but had I eaten out I probably would’ve eaten meat. I think it’s a good thing to lay off the meat. It really isn’t necessary to eat meat every day. It’s amazing how far a little of the right food goes. 🙂
Then eat of what Allah has provided for you which is lawful and good. And be grateful to Allah, if it is indeed Him that you worship. Surah An-Nahl:114
Please check our and share my Ramadan blog posts. 🙂
Second day of Ramadan http://yezarcksblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/second-day-of-ramadan.html
Tomorrow will be the first day of the Muslim month of fasting when Muslims fast from dawn till sunset. The Islamic calendar is based on the moon so a month lasts for 29 or 30 days which is why Ramadan falls at different times every year on the Gregorian calendar.
Ramadan is for me the most eagerly awaited month of the year because it is my favourite month. What could be so great about not eating and drinking for 19 hours you may ask? Well refraining from food, drink and sexual relations during daylight hours isn’t all that it’s about. Ramadan is all about personal development and trying to better oneself. It helps me to feel more focused and super motivated and determine to reach my goals. It was during Ramadan of 2011 that I started painting my Lily series which was a defining moment for me as an artist as it was at this time I decided to take that step and decide to start building a career as a self representing artist.
It is also a very social time for Muslims and a reminder to us of every blessing that we have and should be grateful for.
Over the course of this month I want to share some of my thoughts and feelings of this time inshaAllah (God willing). I will be posting on this blog as well as my other blog: http://www.yezarcksblog.blogspot.co.uk
Wishing you a blessed Ramadan 🙂
Mixed media collage painting completed last night. 🙂