Life of Art: Profile of Artist Lubna Zahid

Life of Art: Profile of Artist Lubna Zahid

Inspiration can come from unexpected places. Like, Holland for example. Artist Lubna Zahid was always attracted to colors. She started painting at a young age. She has over 25 years of experience.  But, her love for art had a connection to, of all places, the Netherlands.

Finding the Perfect Space for Our Calligraphy Workshop

Finding the Perfect Space for Our Calligraphy Workshop

The space we’ll be using is surrounded by small sculptures and is right next door to one of their larger gallery spaces. It is such a cool and appropriate space that we’re planning a group studio tour with the administrators at Artists & Makers during one of the workshop breaks.

Practice is Everything: The North Star of Abbasid Calligraphy Yaqut al-Musta’simi (13th Century AD)

Practice is Everything: The North Star of Abbasid Calligraphy Yaqut al-Musta’simi (13th Century AD)

In the year 1258 when Baghdad was attacked by the Mongols, Yaqut al-Musta’simi took practice to the next level. As the Mongol horde attacked, Yaqut took refuge in a minaret within one of the Baghdad mosques to continue his strict regime of practicing calligraphy...

Calligraphy is Love: Profile of Master Calligrapher Elinor Aishah Holland

Calligraphy is Love: Profile of Master Calligrapher Elinor Aishah Holland

Art brings people together, and calligraphy is no different. I recently spoke to my teacher, Elinor Aishah Holland who talks about everything from her time in Istanbul to her advice for aspiring students.