Welcome to Halaylah Studios!

Currently located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Halaylah Studios specializes in painting and textiles.

Right now space is tight, so the focus is almost exclusively on paintings, specifically acrylics because they dry quickly and I can move them. I’ve just finished up a couple of pieces and will be listing the latest one in my shop this week.

As my midgees finish up the school year, I am making plans to convert to a kid-friendly art studio for the summer, so that we can all work together to create artwork for the New Mexico State Fair in August


In The Studio



What Was I Thinking? (blog)

I dreamed about Cheo last night. I just remembered.

It was good. It was… comforting. It was friendly, and warm, and loving.
In the dream, he was still gone. But I got to say some things that I wish I could’ve said.

Dream A Dream

D-Rex has a hard time turning his brain off to go to sleep (he’s my kid!) So when he was little I used to tell him to lie down and imagine what he wanted to dream about. And I would give him suggestions involving animals doing silly things, and he always said “No!” to every suggestion.
But I still do it from time to time.

So tonight I told him to go to bed…

Me: …and dream about goats jumping on a trampoline.

D: NO!

Me: How about camels drinking root beer?

D: NO!

Me: Flamingos with hula hoops?

D: NO!!!

My husband: Would you stop? Now my dreams are gonna be all messed up!


Thirteen years ago, I made a choice. I chose the man who is now my husband. I do not regret that choice… but for thirteen years, I have not stopped resenting the fact that I thought I had to choose.