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Human Rights Day: Bill Hass

On December 10, 1948,  at the United Nations General Assembly, Eleanor Roosevelt was the first to proclaim to the world the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  On Human Rights Day sixty-six years later, Bill Hass, United Nations veteran and president … View full post

Leafages

credo1leaf·ages noun ˈlē-fijs : a mixed media art form created by Hazel Kahan Leafages are made from real leaves, vines and tendrils interwoven with calligraphy, decorative pen and ink flourishes and imaginary Latin botanical names. They are best framed and hung on walls or given to friends.

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Where I’m from?

This personal story was published in 2paragraphs in June, 2013. This is the first time I’ve tried to write in two paragraphs.  It’s a powerful format.  Perhaps you’ll give it a try!

  • About Hazel

    Photo Gianna Volpe courtesy of the Suffolk TimesBorn to German Jewish refugee physicians in Lahore (now Pakistan, then British India) Hazel has lived, studied and worked in many places--India, England, Australia, Israel and the United States. She makes her home in the woods of the eastern end of Long Island, New York where she produces the art of leafages, the radio sounds of Tidings and writes about growing up Jewish in Lahore. Read more about Hazel...
  • Leafages

    credo1Leafages are made from real leaves, vines and tendrils interwoven with calligraphy, decorative pen and ink flourishes and imaginary Latin botanical names. Leafages contain a philosophical or inspirational thought, quotation or verse from sages, poets or religious texts. Some leafages are specially created for an individual, a couple or a family with words or leaves reflecting their personal narrative.
  • Hazel's Writings

  • Published Works

    • The Story of Leafages

      Yet why not say what happened? Here’s everything I have to say about leafages since I made the first one in the year 2000.  It was published by the wonderful Storyacious magazine.

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  • From "Hightidings"

  • Hazel's Memoir

    • A House in Lahore

      I’ve been writing my memoir A House in Lahore which I couldn’t complete until I returned to Lahore. I had to find out if the house which I never really left even though I hadn’t seen it for forty years, was still there. It was, very much so, but altered, so altered! View full post

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