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An explorer blog: Header illustration

Hanane Kai posted
Some project are challenging, others feels like second nature to me. This one was both, and a delight!

Rafah was a client, then a friend, who like me and many others is searching for herself and trying to make sense from the things happening around her.

An “explorer”.
I had the pleasure to co-design and to illustrate the header of her blog.
Blog co-designed and developed by William.

Header illustration and blog design for an explorer’s personal blog

Rafah is a young Saudi woman who, like me and many others, is searching for herself and trying to make sense from the things that happen around her. I was commissioned by her to design and create a visual of her blog.

Rafah is an explorer, not in the physical sense, rather in the spiritual sense. Her blog is about her discoveries and realizations, as she explores life.

The quote over the illustration says: “The first step to find yourself is to allow yourself to get lost”.

The blog is co-designed, and developed by William Choukeir.

Click here to read more about/from Rafah

Searching for the self illustration
Explorer blog design and illustration
Explorer illustration
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Rejection (and the four paths)

If you seek to make change or do something important, your work will be rejected along the way. This is not in dispute.

What will you do after that?

  1. Determine that what actually happened was that you were rejected, not your proposal, and that you have no right, no standing and no hope. Decide to back off, keep your head low and do what you’re told from now on.
  2. Realize that what might have happened is that you asked the wrong person, who wants something other than what you want. Resolve to do a better job of seeing where your work will be needed and recognized.
  3. Understand that you didn’t tell a story that resonated, that your homework, your details, your promise–something didn’t resonate. Figure out what it was, and learn to do better next time.
  4. Assume that whoever turns you down, ignores you or disagrees with you is a dolt. Learn nothing and persist.

In my experience, paths two and three are the most likely to get you where you’re going. It takes grit and resilience to avoid the first path, and the fourth path is reserved for megalomaniacs, bullies and the terminally frustrated.

Notes and tidbits on FB and Twitter. Part 59

Il y a des grossesses qui durent des années d’espoir. Et les hommes? óu aboutissent-elles leurs années d’espoir?

Pas d’esperance sans souffrances qui générent determination et but

On vit á moitié parcequ’on n’est pas sure de ce qu’on est?  Pas besoin de se connaitre tout á fait: Vie pleinement de ce que tu te connais.

Ce bout de chemin ensemble que je chéris

L’histoire du genre humain est une suite d’attente et de transition, une série d’espérance que les périodes des intransigents binaire OUI ou NON passent

Naufragés de tous les systémes, vous qui venez comme á regret. Rêveurs, l’oeil perdu dans l’ombre de tout, gens de persévérance, voulant le Bonheur.

Les misérables du gens humain: lévent la tête et avancent. Ne choisit pas le silence pour parler, ou la parole pour être silencieux.

Crétin, Va jusqu’au bout. L’avenir doit être une promesse de devenir meilleur. Sinon, cesse de compter les jours

Ananké“: Toujours en avant pour lutter contre la religion, la société et la nature dévastateur.

99% of all bacteria (good and bad) in our body are located in the intestine (mostly the large one) and they weight 2 kilos!

95% of serotonine (the happy mood) is produced in the intestine. 80% of the immune cells are located in the intestine. What we smell (good and bad) is generated by bacteria.

Well-being is a consequence of a good composition of bacteria that produce all the B vitamins

Je ressens, donc je suis“. The cosciousness of the “I” is located in the Insula cortex, where we form a global image of the self every 40 sec. And the intestin is an integral and most important part of forming this image.

Dalai Lama said that Europe has accepted more refugees that it can handle. He also says ‘Refugees should return [be sent back] to rebuild their country’, a Noble thought if it were not for the fact he himself has not returned to rebiluild anything!
Are the Palestinians allowed to return according to UN resolution 198? Bi ayyat 7alen 3odta ya Ramadan. People in Mosul and Yemen have no water or food or medicines to celebrate anything

Le Grand Pasha dit au riche entrepreneur Cheikh Azzam: Le poucentage de 25% sur vos profit s’applique a toutes les grandes affairs. En échange, nous te protégerons contre le fisc, les charges sociales, les régles de securite, le controle administrative et les mille bureaux qui peuvent te mener a ta perte. Lit ton dossier preparait par les enquétes de la Securité d’Etat. On sait tout de tes sales activités.

One of the plans of the genes is to decide which species you should belong to, including being one of the bacteria

The eyes of the poor pilgrims fired fanaticism

Les chiens ont trop d’amour-proper: quand le chien accompagne son vieux et pauvre maître qui fouille les ordure, il regarde de côté, comme ayant honte pour lui

Le vieux Jésuite se demandait si á son age la patience cessait d’être une vertu, au lieu d’un luxe.

If you cannot pay decent wages then you are in the wrong business. Abusing of the lives of workers is entitlement at its highest level

En 1911, les pélerins Russes pour les Pâques en Terre Sainte etaient les plus nombreux et les plus pauvres: ils subsistaient au pain noir et bouillon. A chaque étape du calvair, ils se couchaient dans la poussiére, les bras en Croix, et gigotaient d’ecxtase. Les Armeniens leur tombaient dessus et vendaient des chandeliers á 33 cierges (age du Christ) et de faux bois. Raspoutine faisait parti des pélerins. C’était la prevue que la Russie était malheureuse. Le “Feu sacré” fut dépeché au Tsar. (Louise Weiss avait 19 ans quand elle accompagna sa mére de Marseille en crosiére en Mediterranné)

The lesson from New Zealand decriminalizing sex work: When it came to making sex work safer, they were ready to hear it straight from sex workers themselves. It was written in collaboration with sex workers; namely, the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective.

If people were allowed to migrate legally they wouldn’t have to place their lives into the hands of smugglers

La bonté rend souvent bizarre

Est-ce que les Americains avaient bombardés la Corée du Nord avec des mouches infectées de cholera et de peste?

Les gens n’ont rien á vous dire: vous essayez de les entendre et connaitre á travers les romans. Les écrivains imaginent pour vous des alternatives de conversation

Comment peut-on distribuer des miettes de gentillesse sans une réserve de bonheur intérieur?

“Dieu calcule et le monde se fait?” Est-ce que le Un peut imaginer le Zéro? L’aspect quantitative du nombre enracine son essence qualitative de classification en clan, tribu, sect, status…

D’imaginer le future et reconstruire le passé.

L’espace s’accroit á une grande vitesse: les galaxies s’expandent. Et nos “espace vitaux” se rapetissent grace á la resistance de la notion d’autonomie.


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