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Instructing a paint session. #artisgoodforyou

Khaula Siddique Artist

Khaula Siddique is a self-taught professional artist. Born and raised in Canada, the daughter of South Asian immigrants whose main aim in life was to produce doctors or engineers. Her father pointed at her in her warm York County Hospital bassinet, proclaiming, “this one’s going to be a doctor.” The story went quite differently, and this is why you should never assume in life. While she did dutifully pursue an education in science, earning her master’s degree in biochemistry, she now gets paid to scribble on everything from small pieces of paper to large walls. Any surface will do as long as she can paint a story on it.

A true believer in the therapeutic benefits of art and the importance of preserving and telling people’s stories, she loves bringing art to the community and the community to art. She achieves this through interactive art events for the community, unique exhibitions, and public art murals with a message. Her public art can be seen throughout the GTA, in Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke and Toronto.

Always hungry for more, she strives to find new ways to bring art to the community and recently dove into the digital world, working hard to overcome her terror of all things tech.

Besides painting and overindulging her large, eccentric, orange tabby, she is passionate about environmental and social issues, which are the themes in much of her artwork.

Please fill in the Contact form to inquire about her mural painting services, to purchase her art or sign up for a therapeutic paint night.

Khaula Siddique (Mazhar) Writer

Listen, follow my blog religiously, like all my posts and comment on them. When I am famous you can brag to your friends that you are one of my best buddies. I will back you up.

To prove you are my best buddy you need to know the following 23, 564 facts about me:

1. I love chocolate.

2. I love to write.

3. I love chocolate.

4. I love my cat to death but I admit infidelity, I love all cats.

5. I love  yes…chocolate.

6. I am a neat freak. My kids are not. I am planning to sell them on Kijiji next spring cleaning day.

7. To learn about the remaining 23 558 facts visit me often. Have a great day 😉

You can read my past published articles :

I have a children’s book published about a little girl who wants to spend some time with her mother, but Mama is always just so busy! If you are interested in buying, it is available online here: SaeedBook Bank

This is not an e-book, but I wrote it when I lived in Pakistan, so it is only available in shops there.  I had also written a novel there that won a commendation certificate from the National Book Foundation in Islamabad. I am still fixing it up along with two other YA novels I have written. I plan to barrage the NYT best-seller list all at once. Seriously, one day I am going to make some lucky Agent very happy.

Article for The Edvocate:

http://www.theedadvocate.org/the-vicious-cycle-of-uneducation-in-pakistan/

Article I wrote for She Canada :

http://shemagazine.ca/features/living-with-art/

I also wrote humorous articles for the leading English newspaper in Pakistan, you can find those here:

These are articles I have written for Dawn’s Sunday Images.

http://archives.dawn.com/archives/69266   Summer Sanity

http://archives.dawn.com/archives/69571 Meet the Neighbors

http://archives.dawn.com/archives/69244  Terror in the Classroom

http://dawn.com/2010/10/24/tete-a-tete-mom-vs-mom/

http://dawn.com/2011/05/15/humour-answer-me/

http://dawn.com/2011/03/20/family-ties-meet-the-in-laws/

http://dawn.com/2011/07/17/renovation-house-interrupted/

http://dawn.com/2012/05/06/humour-house-sold/

http://dawn.com/2012/07/01/rant-and-rave-allah-tauba/

http://dawn.com/2012/09/30/humour-desi-parents-just-dont-understand/

34 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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  2. I was hooked when you got to chocolate, big qualifier though: dark or milk? If you say milk, we have nothing more to talk about.
    Thanks for visiting my humble blog, hope to entertain you.
    Peace out. mw

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  3. Great introduction. You got our attention 🙂
    We will follow because we like cricket and your weekly photo challenge of the cricket ball got a smile from us !!
    Look forward to learning about the other twenty-three thousand facts about you…. 😉

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    • I like that you like my sarcastic tone. I appreciate fellow chocolate lovers, you didn’t mention any feline preferences, but you are forgiven. Thanks for visiting 😉

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    • Wow thanks. Love awards. Also love chocolate. And cats. And *blush* One Direction. I can’t help it, their songs are just so catchy. The Best Song Ever… I think it went..oh oh oh I think it went yeah yeah yeah 😛

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  5. I have always enjoyed reading stuff by authors from the subcontinent. Look forward to exploring your new blog with interest. Thank you for dropping by mine and for the kind comments! And wish you all the best in your writing career!

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