Bakheet al Anzi’s New Year Party

2 01 2016

Two things to remember, every religion has superstitions about the good and bad things you do and in Islam you have the two angels sitting on your shoulders with note books.

You do not only earn brownie points during your life on Earth, your sins also get recorded by an angel. The angel on the right shoulder notes down your brownie points, and the one on your left makes notes of your sins.

They are always there…. with their notebooks.

The second thing to remember is that angels cannot enter a house where there is a dog.

This opens up a loophole…
As long as you are in a house with a dog your deeds do not get recorded….

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Ps, you are also not allowed to celebrate new year…
But then… who’s to know?


3 12 2012


I have sold my beautiful sidesaddle on Ebay.


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About corsets

23 06 2011

Check out this great new post on my Art Blog where I show some of my corsets and talk about making them!

La Bicicleta

14 12 2010

This trio makes gorgious music, and the lady with the lovely long blonde hair is a friend of mine.






Safiyyah’s mosque

13 08 2010

Is finished.

As you could read in the earlier post, I offered a commissioned painting to everybody who donated 50$ or more to bring Carol’s cats home. Safiyyah requested a mosque, so here it is: The island Mosque at Jeddah.
I love it’s simplicity, and it’s being surrounded by the sea. It has been repainted but I like it better in the old paint.

It will be on it’s way to Safiyyah next week 🙂

Carol’s cats are coming home!

1 08 2010

The rally is closed, the goal has been achieved!

Go get real artwork by Clouddragon!

30 07 2010

Update: We have reached the goal and the cats will be on their way very soon! If all goes well the cats will arrive in America next Saturday!

Always wanted some real art but didn’t dare to step into one of those creepy galleries?
Take the chance now to order the artwork of your choice!
Donate $50,- (or more) to the good cause of Bringing Carol’s Cats Back and I will send you a painting of anything you wish to have painted.
I will paint anything or anyone!

The painting will be acrylic on paintersboard, and about 6” x 8”.

Just tell me you donated and under which email address, what you want painted (you can send me photo’s) and I will send the artwork asap!

Donate and make a fellow blogger happy!

The rally to unite a very brave woman who is alone while battling aggressive cancer with her old friends is well under way. According to the last update 1/3 of the money needed is in!

Edit: Anybody who has already donated $50,- (or more) can also order a piece of art!


21 07 2010

I’m in Pasadena at the moment, and am making one small painting of a Pasadena detail per day.
If you want to see them all, go to my art blog!

Depicting the prophet Mohammed

23 04 2010

Manuscript in the Metropolitan collection

So, in deference to the joy, art, freedom supressing, dreary, dull, intolerant and homicidal fanatics of Islam, (a minority, by all accounts, but supported by the majority of muslims who will not stop them or hinder them in any way) the exhibition about Islamic art in the metropolitan museum in New york has removed all items which show the prophet Mohammed.
That is cowardly, and irresponsible and also falsifying history.
‘Cause I have news for you: Islamic artists have depicted Mohammed in art since the very beginning, and where ever muslims had books or art made.

Yes, this may come as a surprise, but there have been times when islamic countries actually had books printed, artists painting, musicians composing, and poets writing. And as Islamic countries were mostly muslim a lot of all this artistic effort went towards Islamic subjects, including depicting the prophet Mohammed.
Now of course Mohammed has been depicted for hundreds of years in Europe, but, as the artworks show, for even longer in Islamic countries, and by Muslims.

Now the reasons the muslims want to erase this fact from history (as they erase everything else they don’t like from history, including for example ancient Buddah statues) is that they want to claim that everybody, especially western cartoonists, must and should be murdered for doing so because the prophet must never, and has never been, depicted in paint.

Yeah right.

Enjoy a small selection of Islamic art depicting the prophet Mohammed:

Mohammed leaving for the battle of Badr

Mohammed in heaven with pretty women

Mohammed giving a sermon

Mohammed and Jibril

Young Mohammed recognised by the monk Bahira

Solving the dispute at the kaaba

witnessing a beheading

Surrender of the Banu Nadir

The prophet and his companions

Nineteenth centure Algerian postcard

Nineteenth century book illustration

Contemporary mural

Portrait of Imam Ali, modern

Now of course the modern maniacs and art-haters have their ancestors in the past too, which results in weird depictions of Mohammed with his face veiled. Some were painted this way, but many of those paintings had the face scratched out much later, and either left empty, or a veil painted across.
I don’t know, but that feels rather insulting to me…

What I find interesting is that many of the paintings of Mohammed, and family, companions, show them with an aureole, or their heads in flames. Just like Christian saints or the Holy Spirit.
I always find these kind of cross-cultural-, and in this case cross-religious details very interesting.

17th century Iran

Mohammed splitting the moon

Mohammed and family members


10 02 2010

It was a shock for me today to read about my blogging friend’s husbands death by leukemia.

So this painting is for Carol, it’s called ”Waiting at dawn”