Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
Thank you so much for your support and especially your submission to the Intersections: Woman, Artist, Muslim anthology project. The next phase in our plan is to, of course, read your submissions. We hope to get through them within the next two months at the very latest and plan to respond to each submitter to let you know whether or not we will be able to use your piece. So expect to hear from us by June 1st, 2012- insha Allah!
Thank you again and peace be with you,
~Aaminah and Brooke
Co-editors “Intersections: Woman, Artist, Muslim” an anthology
Tomorrow is the day sistren! We aren’t too picky about timezones, so at anytime tomorrow - March 31st 2012 - please send us your submission, query, or any other necessities to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all so much for your support and we are very, very looking forward to sitting down with the stacks and reading through all the beautimus that has come our way so far!!!
The architects and artists who worked in the service of early Islam were likewise driven by the wish to create a physical backdrop which would bolster the claims of their religion. Holding that God was the source of all understanding, Islam placed particular emphasis on the divine qualities of mathematics. Muslim artisans covered the walls of houses and mosques with repeating sequences of delicate and complicated geometries, through which the infinite wisdom of God might be intimated. This ornamentation, so pleasingly intricate on a rug or a cup, was nothing less than hallucinatory when applied to an entire hall. Eyes accustomed to seeing only the practical and humdrum objects of daily life could, inside such a room, survey a world shorn of all associations with the everyday.
—- Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness