Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Now That Ramadhaan and the Eids are Over ...

                     Eid Mubarak!, originally uploaded by Shaalom2Salaam (Safiyyah).

Salaams and Hello!

Insha Allaah this reaches you all in the best of health and iman, and infused with all the benefits of Ramadhaan and the Eids!

What are your plans for the upcoming year?

As for me, our mosque Sunday school started in September.  I'm teaching the kindergarten 1 and kindergarten 2 kids this year.  I REALLY love teaching the babies!  I have the Arabic classes for this age group. 

Also broke down and purchased a copy of Adobe's Lightroom (LR) 5 editing software.  I can't wait to start shooting in RAW format and editing in LR.  Believe it or not, I've been using the free version of Picasa all this time, lol.  I was taught in art school that an image should be good "SOTC," that is, "straight out of the camera," and should require minimal editing.  But LR is supposed to really perform digital dark room miracles.  So, stay tuned! 

I plan, Insha Allaah, to go to Turkey again in April.  This will be my fourth trip there.  I guess you can tell that I love Turkey!  Insha Allaah in a few years, I'll live there.  My plan is to be there for six months, and home here in America for six months.  Am thinking the rent an apartment in the Fatih area of Istanbul.  This trip, again, will be 5 cities in 10 days.  This time, hopefully, the itinerary will include Bursa. 

The big news is that I've obtained gallery space to exhibit and sell my jewelry.  I am very excited about this.  Once everything is set up, I'll take pictures and post them here so you can see. 

Gardening is over again for another year.  I've wintered over my garden, and am now focusing on cutting back the berry, rose, etc., bushes. 

And, finally, will go to NYC, to Harlem again in November on a photo shoot

What's new with you? 

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