Magida & Samira
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My friend Samuel sent me a poem in the mail the other day. I think he may have wrote it about me. I’m not too sure though. 

Maysa,
She’s an enigmatic being, with a free spirit and a kind soul,
Who has reached beyond space and time, to awaken my sleeping conscious mind. 
She’s shy, not willing to conform to shallow society’s idea of what the say she should be. Brave beyond her own belief, strong, just the way she needs to be. 
She sometimes feels awkward in a crowd, but what she doesn’t know is that the silence makes her stand out loud, she stands out bright, like the sun in a world full of candles.
Her creative mind shines like a beacon, willing to illuminate beyond the exterior of her natural beauty, as long as you see without pre-conceptions. 
She is the true essence of what every woman should be. Her self.

Sincerely,
Samuel

My friend Samuel sent me a poem in the mail the other day. I think he may have wrote it about me. I’m not too sure though.

Maysa,
She’s an enigmatic being, with a free spirit and a kind soul,
Who has reached beyond space and time, to awaken my sleeping conscious mind.
She’s shy, not willing to conform to shallow society’s idea of what the say she should be. Brave beyond her own belief, strong, just the way she needs to be.
She sometimes feels awkward in a crowd, but what she doesn’t know is that the silence makes her stand out loud, she stands out bright, like the sun in a world full of candles.
Her creative mind shines like a beacon, willing to illuminate beyond the exterior of her natural beauty, as long as you see without pre-conceptions.
She is the true essence of what every woman should be. Her self.

Sincerely,
Samuel

This is the only photo from Lebanon I will be posting.
I’m going to try and get them all done and post them as a whole rather than posting as I go.
I won’t be working on these photos until my show in March is over.
So you’ll have to wait until spring to see the images. Sorry folks.

MagidaElk

This is the only photo from Lebanon I will be posting.

I’m going to try and get them all done and post them as a whole rather than posting as I go.

I won’t be working on these photos until my show in March is over.

So you’ll have to wait until spring to see the images. Sorry folks.

MagidaElk

Now that I am back in Canada…. I have a huge show in March I need to start prepping for. By prepping, I mean taking photos.
Let’s do this!

MagidaElk

Now that I am back in Canada…. I have a huge show in March I need to start prepping for. By prepping, I mean taking photos.

Let’s do this!

MagidaElk

Back in canada, the only thing we really picked up in Lebanon was backgammon.

Back in canada, the only thing we really picked up in Lebanon was backgammon.

Samira’s face and story are on billboards in a bunch of Toronto subways. Keep your eyes peeled.

Samira’s face and story are on billboards in a bunch of Toronto subways. Keep your eyes peeled.

Gemmayze Beirut, graffiti

Gemmayze Beirut, graffiti

An “American” style diner in Beirut. Wasn’t anything like an American diner, but they made amazing home made ketchup and bread.

An “American” style diner in Beirut. Wasn’t anything like an American diner, but they made amazing home made ketchup and bread.

Avocado tree In someones backyard… Imagine you had one of these trees.

Avocado tree In someones backyard… Imagine you had one of these trees.

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     So a couple months ago I saw this posting about a project called “The Things We Lose”. Two artists were looking for stories from strangers who had lost something in the past. I emailed them with my story and a week later the came and recorded me telling my story about a drawing I lost. Now all the videos are being played on ttc screens throughout Toronto subway stops. Here is the short trailer.

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Only in a Lebanese airport this would happen.

Samira and I got the loveliest compliment today, a server asked where we were from and when we said Canada, he replied: I knew it! 
We asked how he knew, and He said because you say thank you and sorry too much, and only Canadians are that polite. 

Thanks!


MagidaElk

Samira and I got the loveliest compliment today, a server asked where we were from and when we said Canada, he replied: I knew it!
We asked how he knew, and He said because you say thank you and sorry too much, and only Canadians are that polite.

Thanks!


MagidaElk

Last breakfast before Canada, I can’t waittttttttttt.

Last breakfast before Canada, I can’t waittttttttttt.

(f)ART opening in Jisir El-Wati, beirut.

(f)ART opening in Jisir El-Wati, beirut.

A giant truck filled with freshly skinned hydes.

A giant truck filled with freshly skinned hydes.

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