Fursa Sa'ida فرصة سعيدة

Literally "Happy chance," but it means "Nice to meet you" in Arabic. (I chose the name when I was living in Egypt.)

If you're looking for substance, there's a handy link called "Analysis" right down below, which I invite you to check out. The rest is shorter thoughts, humor, caps lock, and the occasional personal post. Ask me anything you like.

FYI, I co-blog a lot of pop culture, fangirly things with my dear CT over at 22drunkb. If you enjoy hilarity and flailing, head that way. ________

Tagged art:

ethically-wrong:

mmmmbeefy96:

grandhowler:

Dude

holy shit. 

this is on a whole new level of patience

This is natural art.

Aug 19

socialpsychopathblr:

By Nikolay Tikhomirov

Aug 19

photojojo:

Photoshop has become a fixture of the photography world in the US, but Esther Honig wanted to examine retouching standards overseas.

Esther sent an ordinary head shot to 40 individuals from 25 different countries, asking each of them to “make her beautiful” with Photoshop.

Photographer Examines Retouching Standards in Different Countries

via @kirschplunder

Aug 14

elanmagazine:

Arabic coffee and Om Kalthoum

Aug 14
elanmagazine:

Arabic coffee and Om Kalthoum

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

due to the prohibition of physical representations of god, this is a rare depiction of the divine presence in a haggadah from castile, spain, 1300, in an illustration of the binding of isaac.

Aug 12
poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

due to the prohibition of physical representations of god, this is a rare depiction of the divine presence in a haggadah from castile, spain, 1300, in an illustration of the binding of isaac.

yagazieemezi:

I am so happy to have stumbled across Hilary Sloane and her work. You can’t help but to be drawn in by her collaged gifs.

Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.

Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

Aug 12

missus-ruin:

Set with just the animated ones at full size.

Aug 12

kuinexs:

Christopher Mckenney surrealist photography.

Aug 01

nearlya:

Conrad Jon GodlyBetween Heaven and Earth, 2011-12, oil on canvas

Jul 29

ethically-wrong:

mmmmbeefy96:

grandhowler:

Dude

holy shit. 

this is on a whole new level of patience

This is natural art.

socialpsychopathblr:

By Nikolay Tikhomirov

photojojo:

Photoshop has become a fixture of the photography world in the US, but Esther Honig wanted to examine retouching standards overseas.

Esther sent an ordinary head shot to 40 individuals from 25 different countries, asking each of them to “make her beautiful” with Photoshop.

Photographer Examines Retouching Standards in Different Countries

via @kirschplunder

Fursa Sa'ida فرصة سعيدة

Posted on Thursday August 14th 2014 at 05:00pm. Its tags are listed below.

elanmagazine:

Arabic coffee and Om Kalthoum
elanmagazine:

Arabic coffee and Om Kalthoum

elanmagazine:

Arabic coffee and Om Kalthoum

Fursa Sa'ida فرصة سعيدة

Posted on Tuesday August 12th 2014 at 06:30pm. Its tags are listed below.

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

due to the prohibition of physical representations of god, this is a rare depiction of the divine presence in a haggadah from castile, spain, 1300, in an illustration of the binding of isaac.
poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

due to the prohibition of physical representations of god, this is a rare depiction of the divine presence in a haggadah from castile, spain, 1300, in an illustration of the binding of isaac.

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

due to the prohibition of physical representations of god, this is a rare depiction of the divine presence in a haggadah from castile, spain, 1300, in an illustration of the binding of isaac.

Fursa Sa'ida فرصة سعيدة

Posted on Tuesday August 12th 2014 at 05:00pm. Its tags are listed below.

yagazieemezi:

I am so happy to have stumbled across Hilary Sloane and her work. You can’t help but to be drawn in by her collaged gifs.

Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.

Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

kuinexs:

Christopher Mckenney surrealist photography.

The prospect of gawking, exclaiming, and comparing our bodies to others that created the spectacle of the late 19th and early 20th century remains a pivotal part of the framing of black and brown bodies in contemporary America. We can trace its contours in the dehumanized prison populations, in the rhetoric of legality attached to refugees and migrants, and in the surveillance enacted upon specific faiths. Yet the community of spectators, which creates the spectacle, remains un-critically hidden.

nearlya:

Conrad Jon GodlyBetween Heaven and Earth, 2011-12, oil on canvas