Showing posts with label Arabic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arabic. Show all posts

Friday, March 12, 2010


I have an update on 'The Boat'... An artist friend from Wet Canvas.com checked with a Tunisian friend and he says the translation is:

God Keep the devil away from me. In the name of God, the merciful, the mercy which opens the doors. You are the best one to open them.

For those of you in the Baren Exchange 43, you may update it if you wish.

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Tengo nuevas noticias sobre 'La lancha'... Una artista muy amiga mia de Wet Canvas.com pregunto al un amistad de Tunisia y dice que la traduccion es:

Dios guarde el diablo lejos de mi. En nombre de Dios, el misericordioso, la misericordia que abre las puertas. Usted es el mejor para abririlas.

Para los de vos quienes participaron en el intercambio 43 de Baren, se lo pueden anadir.

Thursday, March 04, 2010



'The Boat' ~ 'La Lancha'
Woodcut ~ Grabado en madera
Size/Tamano: 4.25" x 8" ~ 11 cm x 20.5 cm
Paper/Papel: Arches 88
Ink/Tinta: Daniel Smith Traditional Relief
Edition/Edicion: 75



My blog has been quiet much too long but I have been very busy in the studio. 'The Boat' is my contribution to the typography theme exchange of the Baren forum. I just received my set of prints and am delighted to see such variety from so many talented printmakers. Soon the entire collection will be posted and you will be able see the collection here.

Years ago, while posted in the Middle East, I picked up an applique tapestry with this image in the Cairo cloth souk (market). Typically this type of art is an artistic version of a verse from the Koran. Unfortunately the seller did not know what it said but if there are any of you out there that do know, please comment.

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Mi blog ha sido demasiado quieto recientamente pero si he estado ocupadisima en el estudio. 'La Lancha' es mi contribucion al intercambio recien de Baren forum, el tema siendo la tipografia. Acabo de recibir mi coleccion y estoy encantada de ver tanta diversidad de tantos artistas talentosos. Pronto estara en la galeria de Baren and podran ver la coleccion aqui.

Hace anos, mientras un puesto en el Oriente Medio, compre en el mercado de tela en Cairo un tapiz que llevaba este imagen. Tipicamente este arte es una version artistica de un versiculo del Coran. Lamentablemente el vendedor no sabia lo que decia pero si hay entre ustedes que si lo sabe... por favor haz un comentario.



Sunday, March 25, 2007




Same ink and different paper…

I just printed this 6”x6” woodcut of some Arabic calligraphy. It’s from a tourist tile I’ve had since my Jordan days and it reads 'ahlan-wa-sahlan' or 'welcome'. I used colored mulberry sheets and, because I was using darker paper, I used white titanium oil-based ink. I thought about re-inking the wood to get a more solid white but then decided I liked the way the white was affected by the paper showing through...

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On the black sheet it looks silver… en la hoja negra parece plateada…
on the purple it looks lavender… en purpura parece lavenda
on the mustard it looks golden… en mostaza parece dorada
on the red it looks pink... en roja parece rosada

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La misma tinta y distintos papeles…

Acabo de tirar impresiones de este grabado de madera de ortografia arabe, tamano 15cmx15cm. El idea viene de un azulejo turistico que tenia desde mis anos en Jordania. Dice ‘ahlan-wa-sahlan’ que significa ‘bienvenido’. Use hojas coloradas de papel mulberry y, a causa de que use papel oscuro, usaba tinta blanca titania (oleo) para todas.