Rohingya Muslims.

I am sorry that I keep harping about these people of Myanmar who are being mercilessly butchered, raped, murdered while they are running away from the Military atrocities, and whose homes (entire villages) are being burnt. I have been thinking these past few weeks as to how I can help them in their misery. Finally decided that I would sell my paintings and my poetry book and send them 100% of what I get (minus) the shipping), to an established organization which is very good in helping these deserving people. I am posting my link here, so you can see the paintings.

I am not a professional artist and will never be one. I know many of my friends are better artists than I could ever claim to be. There are paintings and blank greeting cards. I have sold some of my paintings for $75 and more. I would like to sell the paintings for $75 to $100, but am willing to come down some if anyone is interested. The cards usually go for $5 a piece.
If anyone is interested in buying please contact me on my email address. I am posting a picture of the front cover of my book in case anyone is interested in buying that too. The book costs $20.

Thank you for your kind attention to this urgent matter. June 6th 2013


June 6th 2013

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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11 Responses to HELP

  1. slmret says:

    Aha! You’ve been busy painting! I love your work — maybe not professional, but that’s a major part of its charm! What a good idea to sell pieces and send the proceeds to a charity! If you hve not chosen a charity, there’s one I particularly like — Direct Relief. Located in Santa Barbara, it began as a conduit for nearly expired drugs to be sent to battle fields and other places in need. It’s expanded ow, and was highly recommended recently as a place to make donations to help victims of Harvey and Irma.

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you for the comment Janet. I am so surprised and very humbled that so many people have sent me requests about buying the paintings. (On Facebook)
      The charity I am sending the money to is called Islamic Relief USA. They are reputable and have done a lot of help with Syrian refugees and Afghanistani orphans. I am in touch with them personally.
      Did you get to see the painting of the Blue Heron? I had you in mind when I painted that. I shall try and paint a much larger one for you for your new place when you move in there.

      • slmret says:

        Oh, good — I’m glad you have a good charity for your proceeds! There are so many disasters right now, it’s hard to know how to divide the sparse dollars available for such donations! I’ll send you a check later in the month to add to your proceeds
        I did see the Blue Heron –I love it, and I’ll really look forward to having one of your paintings when I move in 2019!

  2. I love your work, love that you are giving proceeds to such a worthy cause, and love you, my friend.

  3. theinfiniterally says:

    I am just beginning to read of this terrible situation, thanks to you and Aye. I woke up today thinks I had seen this post on Facebook, but I was mistaken. In any case, what a wonderful response to a tragic problem. I would love to have a painting, but am afraid it is out of reach for us at the moment. However, I will find some way to do something to help, rest assured! ❤

  4. theinfiniterally says:

    and I forgot to mention, I love your paintings and don’t feel they are inferior in any way.

  5. whyzat says:

    Nice work, Zakiah! The painting of the lady walking with a pot on her head looks VanGoughish to me. I see that the U.S. is sending some aid for them, and I think that the story of their plight is getting to our media.

  6. You have a heart of gold. Your art and words will help so many people.

    This horrific crimes are getting more coverage here.

  7. In a world that has ugliness, horror, chaos, and sadness, you bring beauty, safety, peace and joy through your being, your words, your artwork, and your writing! Thank you, SweetZ! 🙂

    Rest assured you are NOT harping…you are speaking up, speaking out, informing, and doing something very kind and very generous to make a positive difference! 🙂

    (((HUGS))) and ❤

  8. Your heart overflows with love and compassion, Zakiah ; I wish you sold all of the paintings for a so noble cause .
    Love ❤

  9. r_hsw says:

    zakiah, i would like to help by purchasing your book again. let me know how to do so. i remember years ago i could send you payment via your daughter’s Paypal?

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