A diary of what I create, where I go, and what I see.

My work on Full Sail’s virtual gallery 
artoffullsail:

"Cowamilka" is a packaging and branding project done by Jamila Refky (Digital Arts and Design, 2013 graduate). In her own words, “The glass bottles keeps it fresh and healthy, which makes it appealing for adults and the little cow logo to attract kids.”
Apr 3, 2014 / 12 notes

My work on Full Sail’s virtual gallery 

artoffullsail:

"Cowamilka" is a packaging and branding project done by Jamila Refky (Digital Arts and Design, 2013 graduate). In her own words, “The glass bottles keeps it fresh and healthy, which makes it appealing for adults and the little cow logo to attract kids.”

Mar 26, 2014 / 4 notes

My baby bro is all grown up and is off to college next year! I still remember his first day of school when his backpack was twice his size, he is getting bigger by the day and is almost twice my size now. 

Last week, it was his senior prom! So he asked me to buy him a corsage for his date as well as a matching boutonniere for him. But I couldn’t just go pick one up from a store and call it a day! I had to create something just for him and his date to always remember this special day. 

I got all the materials needed from Michaels, inspiration from my brother’s bow tie, and patience which is probably just good genes.  

“Oh the places you’ll go” 

Always carry a pin around for when you find a map in new places you mark it..

If you don’t have any, take one from over populated areas.. no one will really notice 

Mobile, AL
Mar 12, 2014 / 2 notes

Always carry a pin around for when you find a map in new places you mark it..

If you don’t have any, take one from over populated areas.. no one will really notice 

Mobile, AL

Jan 24, 2014

Complete uselessness put to use

When it comes to raw materials, I’m a hoarder! Utterly obsessed, completely.

I enjoy collecting any material I can get my hands on from vintage little gems to scrapes of wrapping paper, not that I’d like to admit it, but sometimes even leftovers from my shredder.. I’d never know when my soul will digest certain events and come up with brilliant ideas, or whenever I will feel the need to create, it happens when I least expect it so I always have to be prepared! At least that’s my excuse for the clutter around the house. 

But here is the thing, reality always proves me right and today was one of those days. 

I’ve been fighting a cold for almost a week now, and today was one of the absolute worst, couldn’t get out of bed, and as much as I’d love to spend the day catching up on all the shows I watch on Netflix or go through my must see movie list, I was bored out of my mind!! Don’t get me wrong, I like wasting time, in fact I ENJOY it.. but not when I have to.

So this morning on my way to the kitchen to make one of the magical Egyptian cold remedy drinks (ginger, lemon, honey, hot water, a drop of olive oil) I stumbled upon a box of treasure buried in one of the closets. In there were lots of stones and beads I’ve collected along the way among them were some turquoises, pearls, a few silver pieces and other stones that were all from a market in Old Cairo, Egypt. So thankfully, creativity kicked in. Took a huge tray, my remedy drink, tools and got to work. 

I made four necklaces for my mom and grandma, why? cause they rock! 

Thankful for a completely useless day put to use! 

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Nov 27, 2013 / 1 note

In search for the perfect painting

imageAs a graphic designer, I tend to, sometimes, get too caught up with client work and lose sight of the true meaning of creating art. I got lost in the digital world, felt extremely over whelmed with all the great work of other designers that I look up to so I felt the desperate need for some art therapy. 

My husband and I’ve been having a hard time deciding what to put on the wall behind our bed. So instead of spending months in search for the perfect painting. We decided to combine forces and create one! 

Even though I haven’t painted in over 4 years, I decided to listen to Audrey Hepburn’s wise words, “Nothing is impossible the word itself says I’m Possible”, and do the impossible! Instead of starting small to try to get back in the game, I decided to dive in deep and start with a big canvas.

We wanted something simple that resembles both of our characters in a way, so we came up with a hipster Audrey Hepburn. 

He came up with the concept, I painted it. 

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© 2013 Jamila Refky. All rights reserved.

7 am: Morning coffee at the NYC Library
"The classic New York landmark that housed all the great love stories"
Nov 26, 2013 / 1 note

7 am: Morning coffee at the NYC Library

"The classic New York landmark that housed all the great love stories"

"We’re captive on the carousel of timeWe can’t return we can only look behindFrom where we cameAnd go round and round and roundIn the circle game.” 
Nov 26, 2013

"We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.” 

LOVE LETTERS! New project for @anteiqa wrapped around my favorite statues #vintage #anteiqa #lovenotes #loveletters #cards #decor #bulldogs #colors #loveletterscards
Nov 20, 2013

LOVE LETTERS! New project for @anteiqa wrapped around my favorite statues #vintage #anteiqa #lovenotes #loveletters #cards #decor #bulldogs #colors #loveletterscards

Introducing LOVE LETTERS! Plastic envelopes with a gold chain and a pretty little heart, that come with different messages of your choice that can be later used as a perfect
addition to your jewelry collection to be used as a necklace, or displayed
on your vanity set, wrapped around your favorite vase or statue, could also work as an accessory to your favorite picture frame. The possibilities are
endless! #anteiqa #vintage #etsy #lovelettercard #lovenote #loveletters 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/169928194/love-letter-card?ref=cat_gallery_14
Nov 20, 2013

Introducing LOVE LETTERS! Plastic envelopes with a gold chain and a pretty little heart, that come with different messages of your choice that can be later used as a perfect
addition to your jewelry collection to be used as a necklace, or displayed
on your vanity set, wrapped around your favorite vase or statue, could also work as an accessory to your favorite picture frame. The possibilities are
endless! #anteiqa #vintage #etsy #lovelettercard #lovenote #loveletters
http://www.etsy.com/listing/169928194/love-letter-card?ref=cat_gallery_14

Show business back then #mbam #mbamtl #montreal #venice
Nov 16, 2013

Show business back then #mbam #mbamtl #montreal #venice

Got to revisit my favorite modern day painting | The Throne Room | #mbam #montreal
Nov 16, 2013 / 3 notes

Got to revisit my favorite modern day painting | The Throne Room | #mbam #montreal

Nov 4, 2013 / 2 notes

The debate with keeping animals in zoos vs setting them free in the wild has had an uprising of its own. 

For the most part some zoos actually provide adequate environments for its animals, sustainable breeding systems, and the health care they deserve while some other zoos keep animals locked up in unnecessary prisons solely for entertainment purposes with nothing in return for the animals. 

The world would be a much better place for those wonderful creatures if sanctuaries and zoos are there for taking care of infants, elders, harmed animals, and endangered ones but young healthy ones should be set free in their natural habitat.  

These young ones express their opinions in their own way.. in OUR PRETTY FACES! 

Berlin Zoological Garden | Zoologischer Garten

© 2013 Jamila Refky. All rights reserved.

 

mbam | Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ‘13
Oct 30, 2013

mbam | Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ‘13

https://www.etsy.com/listing/164071691/kiddie-land-choo-choo-ring?ref=shop_home_active
Oct 25, 2013
Majestic pink ring | http://www.etsy.com/listing/164346581/majestic-pink-ring?ref=cat_gallery_4 #etsy #anteiqa #vintage #ring #fancyrings #newlinebyanteiqa
Oct 25, 2013

Majestic pink ring | http://www.etsy.com/listing/164346581/majestic-pink-ring?ref=cat_gallery_4 #etsy #anteiqa #vintage #ring #fancyrings #newlinebyanteiqa