I have been wanting to paint flowers with watercolors for a while, so I ended up painting a floral border on a page.
I took a photo of it and thought it would look great as a background for this poem I wrote a few days ago.

Hope you enjoyed it.
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A Fan Girl Moment


Hey everyone 🙂
A few days ago I made this sketch of two of my favorite science you-tubers and posted it on Instagram. Deep down I was hoping that at least one of them would see it, but honestly, I didn’t think it would happen….


Sketch of Michael Steven from Vsauce and Derek Muller from Veritasium

A few hours after posting the sketch I got this notification


and I just had, quite possibly my first fan girl moment..so, I’m going to go ahead and try to eloquently express how I felt  in that instant…

Let me know what you think of my artwork and maybe share in the comment section your own personal story of freaking out over someone you admire.
Couldn’t Resist sharing this with you guys.

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Fall to Rise


Hello everyone! 🙂

I am having trouble with accessing different areas on WordPress and therefore I haven’t been active on the site. I’m trying to figure out how to solve the issue.
Oddly enough, I am still able to create this post and would like to share with you all a watercolor painting I made recently.

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Of all the wonderful seasons we are blessed with here on earth, autumn is my favorite. I marvel at the wondrous fiery sunset hues that the once uniformly lush green leaves morph into, some still hanging onto the branches while others get swept away by the swift cold breeze that delicately grazes past me while I stand mindfully and inhale the crisp air.

Autumn can be profoundly poetic, if we can reflect upon it in a thoughtful way, the appreciation for the beauty of this season is magnified tenfold.
I would like to share with you guys a very informative and inspiring video from one of my favorite science channels on youtube; VSAUCE.
Near the end of the video, the presenter (Michael Stevens)  explains why the color of the leaves change and says that “scientifically, the brightest, deepest, most remarkable colors come from not giving up too easily or quickly”
VSAUCE – Mistakes

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Traversing Terror


The media increasingly uses the word “terrorist” or “terrorism” in association to an attack or crime that has been carried out by a person or group that claims to be Muslim.

This constant attitude portrayed by the media has brainwashed many people into thinking that Muslims and Islam are synonymous with causing terror. The truth however, something which mainstream television and news strive ever so rigorously to obscure, paints a different picture.

Over the past month, many Muslims have become the victim of vicious attacks by terrorists. Infact, let me just take a moment to state that it is Muslims that are the most adversely affected by such violence and hate committed in the name of Islam.You can google and check the statistics for yourself.

My own country, Pakistan, has been ravaged by horrific attacks. We watch the news and it rips our soul apart continuously. I can see the vacant expression on the faces of the people of my country and all the people on the news that have been victims of the madness,insanity and inhumanity. The smiles have faded and in the world as it is, it appears that being a realist translates itself directly into philosophical terms as being a pessimist.

turkey attack28th June, 2016 – Istanbul Atatürk Airport Attack

45 dead. “On Tuesday night, three suspected Isis militants launched a brazen assault on Turkey’s main airport, exploding their suicide vests after gunning down numerous passengers and airport staff.”~ via The Independent

2nd July, 2016 – Dhaka Cafe Flag-map_of_Bangladesh.svgAttack

20 killed. “Gunmen whom many have linked to Isis raided a popular cafe in an upscale neighborhood in Bangladesh’s teeming capital.” ~ via The Independent

iraq-3rd July, 2016 – Baghdad Bombings

160 dead.”The bombings came near the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when the streets are filled with young people and families after dusk”
“they attacked Baghdad. In the early hours of Sunday morning, a car bomb exploded in the crowded Karrada shopping district.” ~ via The Independent

July 4th, 2016 – Triple Bombings in Saudi Arabia

  • Jeddah: Around 2am, attacker detonates near US consulate. Bomber dies
  • Qatif: Around 7pm, Shia mosque in eastern city struck. Bomber dies
  • Medina: Also at 7pm, Prophet’s mosque attacked. Four guards killed, bomber dies

“Four security officers have been killed and five others wounded in a suicide attack outside one of Islam’s holiest sites, Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said.
The bombing at the Prophet’s Mosque in the city of Medina was the third attack to hit the kingdom on Monday, following blasts in the cities of Jeddah and Qatif.”

“The blast struck moments before sunset prayers when people were breaking their fast inside the mosque.
The masjid, which is also known as Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, is visited by pilgrims from around the world during the final days of the fasting month of Ramadan.”~ via Al Jazeera

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A serene image of Masjid-an-Nabawi

Al-Masjid an-Nabawī was established and originally built by the prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him), situated in the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia. It is the second-holiest site in Islam, after al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.

These events are tragic and all other such atrocities are equally disturbing. What is more disturbing for us as Muslims is that whenever such an incident occurs our religion and people as a whole face a backlash. Before propagating such hate please understand where we; the wrongfully accused and often times ignored, stand.

(All Images in this post are from the internet)

The Thieving Heart


The time has come for brain to declutter. Toss out some old information that isn’t very useful and make room for new.
The Heart hates this process and can’t help but attach sentiments to many things the brain hopes to get rid of. Sometimes, the two do manage to make compromises, but it is usually the heart that loses majority of the arguments.

Later, as the sun slowly submerges beneath the flamboyant horizon, brain begins to crumple away bits of memory to be thrown. Little does he know that as soon as he isn’t looking, heart sneaks in and grabs some of the crumpled pieces and glues them all on its inside to keep them hidden.

Around this time,the human, home to these complex and indecisive organizers, has just sat down with a nice cup of tea to relax. Heart and brain are about to partially doze off, and that is when the magic happens. The rescued bits of memory, torn up and incomplete, begin to glow and come alive.
Since the heart and brain are part of the same system, the glow radiates in to the mind. As this occurs, the human is hit with the lingering fragrance of memories from long ago… Nostalgia.

A smile appears on his face as he sips his tea while the clumsily put together home movie of scenes fade in and out of the forgetful crevices of the mind. A warm feeling floods the body that without a doubt emerge from the thieving heart.
He now puts his empty cup down and drifts off to dream in another world, constructed by the habitual snickering away of joyous bits of memory with which the heart could not bear to part.


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The Greatest Detective


There are some fictional characters that take the world by storm.It becomes difficult to fathom that they are merely a creation of some mortals imagination.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a brilliant British writer and physician, managed to manifest such a character, the incredible Sherlock Holmes.


Drawing by me.. There is a hidden message in this. See if you can figure it out!

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was the first collection of stories I read when I was younger. The gripping tale would involve me to an extent that I would lose track of time and even forget about having my meals.

In “the Final Problem” Sherlock tumbles down the Reichenbach Falls after a violent struggle with Moriarty. It appears as though the fall proved fatal for both our courageous hero and vile villain.

Dr. Watson ends his narrative by saying that Sherlock Holmes was the best and the wisest man he had ever known.

In the real world, the reaction to this outcome was extreme,  fans of Holmes came out to the streets wearing black armbands.

I’d like to think that this wasn’t the end.I mean.. just look around, the greatest detective lives on to this day, inspiring people to keep the tale alive.

If you can figure out the coded message in my drawing, please leave a comment 🙂

There is also a painting of my own within this drawing…I photo-shopped it in there >_< follow this link to check it out: Water Colour Painting – White Tailed Deer

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Prompt: My Hero!