Saturday, November 29, 2008

Some work

A Christmas tree (She is in the mood)
Her grandmother in the car (She was not allowed to move nor talk for a good half hour)
A bird (can't remember the story behind this one, but there was one)
The landscape of our last picnic; hills covered with olive trees.
And a girl with glasses. Don't know which girl, but it looks familiar. A cartoon character maybe?

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Hana has asked Santa Claus for a camera. She has asked so in front of her 'jiddo' (Lebanese grandfather), because although she is a great believer in the power of Santa Claus, she has somehow figured out the intricate system of the Lebanese wasta (vitamin C, and C = connections), and she knows that her 'jiddo' has great cloud with the American Santa Claus. She also knows that the Dutch Santa Claus, who drops by with gifts on December 5th, not the 25th, won’t go for a big gift like a camera. And so she asked her ‘'jiddo' to take up the affair with the American Santa Claus.

'Jiddo', being the smart father-in-law that he is, knows when not to mess with the didactic practices of his Dutch (I translate that into ‘sensible’, hubbie interprets that as ‘stingy’) daughter-in-law, and so he could not say ‘yes’. He replied that he would discuss it with her mom (me), and if I thought she deserved a camera, than he would take up the issue with Santa Claus.
Hana therefore has been making great effort to show me that she really really really needs a camera. And this was some of her work of today. We will see what Santa Claus thinks of this.
Her birthday is coming up this weekend, and once we start unwrapping gifts, we basically do not stop anymore until December 25th. Oooff, this is one heavy gift-unwrapping month.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hana tries Picasso

Hana did not like the nose choices very much (“not one of them is nice.”), but she was quite pleased with the eyes.
Try to paint like Picasso for yourself.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Welcome to Bug Hotel

Inspired by Arnie the Dougnut, which features (among others) a hermit with aspirations to become an architect (but who would want a hermit in their house, so he ends up designing houses for bugs only) , Hana drew a number of bug hotels.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Moon Tree

I'm totally impressed with this work of Hana. I praised it at length, and as a result had to 'buy' it; cost me a hefty 1,ooo pounds (Lebanese pounds, which equals to approximately 0.33 USD). It reminds me of 'The Scream'. She named it 'The Moon Tree'. It is a tree at night, with a full moon.

But maybe I praised it a little too much, because she has suddenly started a mass production of this type of work; things at night. But this one still remains my favorite.
Her father bought 'The Owl' for a 1,000 pounds.