Artist Feature on the Islamic Fashion and Design Council Website

Great news! I have just been featured on the Islamic Fashion and Design Council‘s website! The article discusses the inspiration and background to my art, as well as the influence of my travels and teaching. Click here to read the full … Continue reading

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Liebster Blog Award!

I am delighted to let you all know that I recently received a Liebster Blog Award! I was nominated by Madre Mia! an inspirational writer who dedicates her blog to sharing her “adventures in the weird and wonderful world of motherhood”. Many … Continue reading

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What’s in a face?

  There Was Once A Girl… by Ayesha Gamiet (2009) Just recently, my eight-year old niece was off school due to a cold. During the day, her Mum had to run some errands, so I agreed that she could spend … Continue reading

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The Princess and The Pea

King, Queen and Prince by Ayesha Gamiet (2009) Yesterday, I mentioned that I’d taken an evening class in Children’s Book Illustration. Above is one of the illustrations that I produced on the course. We were set a brief to produce … Continue reading

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Adventures in the world of children’s book illustration

They Fluttered Like Two Butterflies by Ayesha Gamiet (2009) Although it has been a long-cherished dream of mine to write and illustrate children’s books, I’ve only recently embarked upon this wonderful and fantastic path. Last year, I took a series … Continue reading

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