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My Mothering Coloring Book

My Mothering Coloring Book

2018 Mar 17th

Ooooo you know the day's when raising children seems like an incredibly difficult journey, sometimes I wonder if I am going to live through another day ! LOL !  I need inspiration often, one way … read more
Illustration Commission, Four Sufi Tales -Portrait

Illustration Commission, Four Sufi Tales -Portrait

Posted by Yasmeen Olya on 2018 Mar 5th

Illustration Commission, Four Sufi Tales and a Portrait - for beloved Sufi Shaych Khaldoun Hamade.Illustration process:I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to illustrate these four stori … read more
Artistic Chaos - Home Life and Motherhood

Artistic Chaos - Home Life and Motherhood

Posted by Yasmeen Olya on 2018 Mar 5th

Salaams ~ Peace and Light be upon you.So here I am in my little home, you can see my cat indelicately walking across my kitchen table. My life is in constant flux, like so many women I work in chaos h … read more
Painting Baby Krishna and His Loving Mother Yashoda

Painting Baby Krishna and His Loving Mother Yashoda

Posted by Yasmeen Olya on 2018 Mar 5th

I was approached by my beloved friend Catherine Schweig to paint respected and beloved Krishna Baby and Mother Yashoda. The concept of mother and child with elements of a traditional Madonna inspiring … read more
The Tides of Spring

The Tides of Spring

Posted by Yasmeen Olya on 2014 Feb 15th

The Tides of SpringToday was a bit cold, cold for this wee island in February, this rainy forest of west coast Canada. I have dropped off my older children at school, and now my three year old's soft … read more