Thursday, March 29, 2012

Northern Lights

This is my first painting bound for the Arctic, specifically to Yellowknife. It is a portrait of an inspiring family who currently resides there...I've always been drawn to this part of the world, as my husband comes from Alaska. Ever since we were 16 years old, he would tell me about the incredible Northern Lights...Majestic, mystical & incredibly ethereal. My father went to Nunavut to meet with elders there not long ago, & he also came back with tales of nights that were like day, & traditional lifestyles that are unchanged for generations. Under these incredible stars, one can't help but to feel humble & to feel one with the universe...(This painting measures at 30" x 30" & is Sold.)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Missing Mama

Thinking of my mama these past few days as the anniversary of her passing was yesterday, & because, well, you never really forget your mama, even during the mundane routines. It was just like her to leave on a beautiful Spring day like this. It seems like the good ones always go too young. This is a small reminder to cherish your mama, be kind to her even through trying times & let her know how eternally precious she is to you...Thank you mama for continuing to sprinkle your pixie dust on us from other realms! Here is a photo of us two traveling in India.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hot Off the Press

In honour of the coming of Spring, I have a new limited edition Giclee print of my painting "A Curious Migration" available for sale. It measures at 20" x 20".
E-mail me if you're interested at shirinsahba @ gmail . com 

Friday, March 16, 2012

It Started in Naples

Exciting projects are underway in the studio. I will soon share with you the first painting destined to be sent to the Arctic! The photo above was taken of our breakfast table for the Nineteen Days Project as my entry for dawn...I've been seeking more visual inspiration in old films lately. Here are some stills from "It Started In Naples". The picturesque scenery of Capri makes me miss Italy all over again: