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Tmo1987 on Aug 26, 20165 out of 5 stars
Great communication with seller. Lovely custom one of a kind item. Thanks a million!
Lama on Jun 23, 20165 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much ! I loved the envelopes with the Eid Mubarak logo. It's nicely packged and has a clean cut and a very high quality I would diffently buy from this store again. Can't wait to see the Animal arabic alphabet. Regards, Lama
allyyusuf1 on Mar 15, 20165 out of 5 stars
Love this poster - I can't wait to put it in my baby's nursery!
Stencil on May 29, 20155 out of 5 stars
Lovely item :) Recommended ! Colors are vibrant, great quality paper, will be perfect for the kids ! Thank You ! XX Ramadan Kareem To You and Your loved ones ! (tic tac tic tac... it's coming ;-)
iankeyes on May 1, 20155 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful card, shipped right away as promised! The recipient really enjoyed it as well, I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
sevired66 on Jul 30, 20145 out of 5 stars
Great colorful magnets, they arrived within days of my orders being placed. I'm confident the recipient will enjoy them as much as I did. Thank you.
A Crafty Arab specializes in handmade Arabic, Farsi and Urdu greeting cards and crafts.
Koloud 'Kay' Tarapolsi is a Libyan American artist who creates to promote a positive image of Arab culture.
Kay moved to the US with her family when she was 7 years old and has traveled to 45 states (the Northeast is all that is missing). She received her Bachelors of Science from Oklahoma State University in Sociology and Art History, with a specialty in African art. She did her college internship in Florida at Walt Disney World, by earning a Ducktorate in Management - Disney Style.
Moving to Seattle in 1992, Kay started volunteering at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), where she has been a Docent since 1994. In 2001, she received her Masters from the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies, with an interest in Middle East studies and also obtained Museology Certification from the Burke Museum. She founded Arab Artists Resources & Training, an international non-profit that lists over Arab artists and organizations worldwide, in June of 2001.
Kay was appointed Arts Commissioner for the City of Redmond by the Mayor for 6 years and has been on the Executive Board of the African Council at SAM and the Salaam Cultural Museum.
Kay became Board Director of the Arab Center of Washington from 2005 to 2007 and worked extensively on the 2005 Arab Festival as Grant Writer and on the Steering Committee. She then became Producer of the 2007 Arab Festival, was on the Steering Committee for the 2009 Arab Festival, and Booth Coordinator for the 2013 Arab Festival.
In 2008, she started her company A Crafty Arab where she is able to handcraft a vibrant Arab world. When her youngest started school in 2012, she turned toward the business full time and now sells online on Amazon, Etsy, and Zibbet. Her products can be found at the Seattle Public Library FriendShop, Seattle, WA; Ventures in Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA; Fabric of Life Foundation boutique in Edmonds, WA; Arab American Museum in Dearborn, MI; and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
The Arabic Alphabet Animal Poster became an idea back in 2002 when Kay received an alphabet poster (in English) by Jill M. Schmidt, a published illustrator of children's books. Kay realized there was a need for an Arabic poster that was bright, fun and colorful and began working with Jill in 2010 to create this product line.
To see more of Kay's work, please visit her Amazon, Etsy, and Zibbet shops, follow her blog, Like her Facebook page, pin along with her on Pinterest or read her tweets.
A Crafty Arab
A Crafty Arab sells on Etsy specialized handmade Arabic, Farsi and Urdu greeting cards and crafts.
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I hate to do it, you know I do, but I have to start taxin' the Washington folks. My Uncle Sam makes me do it. Sorry, but hey, we are getting a new 520 bridge thanks to you!
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