As was mentioned in a previous post, Persona Paper, a social blogging community decided to discontinue their site. As a result, my content from this site is being republished elsewhere on the web. This post was first published at Persona Paper, December 28, 2015, but it was deleted and being re-posted here.
Juman Malouf has decided to publish her books for children. She is an accomplished designer and costumer who has shifted her career aspirations to hopefully become a successful author and illustrator.
- Bio-Snip : She was born in Beirut, Lebanon; grew up in Saudi Arabia and London; attended the prestigious Brown University (USA); and now divides her time residing in Paris and New York.
In reading an article about this talented lady, learned a new word. She is described as a “ peripatetic ” outsider. (???) This word has two meanings and not quite sure if one or both definitions apply to her.
DEF 1: moving about from place to place.
DEF 2: an Aristotelian, i.e. a follower of Aristotle (from Aristotle’s habit of conversing with students while they walked in the Lyceum, the garden in Athens , Greece where he taught).
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Why was this article about her so intriguing to me?
● It seems we (Ms. Malouf and I) have a few things in common.
– Ms. Malouf was the character Agnes in “Fantastic Mr. Fox”.
I love “Fantastic Mr. Fox”. Even though I barely remember Agnes. But I do remember Felicity. 🙂
~ We both like vintage stuff: fashion , art , etc.
See my collection on Pinterest : Everything Vintage .
~ We both aspired to write books for children and young adults.
~ She succeeded in getting her children’s book published.
“The Trilogy of Two”, about twin orphans growing up in a traveling circus.
~ My drafts of stories written for children were put on a shelf.
Maybe one day. After all, there’s always tomorrow. (Wink wink.)
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REF: Hartman, Eviana. “Quality | Profile in Style | Juman Malouf.” T: New York Times Style Magazine 25 Oct. 2015: 92. Print.