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Exhibiting in London: You Are Invited

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 1, 2015, 12:31 AM

First! In case you missed it, I have a Patreon page. If you enjoy my calligraphy, please consider supporting me through it, every little helps and I am posting much more behind-the-scene stuff there than anywhere else :)

Second but more importantly, two friends and I are having a show in London opening next Tuesday, and if you can make it to the City it would be great to meet you!

You are invited to join us at an interesting time of the year. The Winter Solstice marks the darkest point of the year, but it is also the moment when Day is reborn and Night begins to recede again. For this exhibition timed to end on the Solstice itself, three artists have come together to explore the relationship of Light and Darkness in their respective practices. Alan Craxford works texture, colour and pattern together with cast shadows in his Papercuts. Lynette Howells-Moore's paintings use both ancient and modern techniques to express a deep meditative process. Joumana Medlej brings Arabic calligraphy into the 21st century with striking constructed pieces resembling large mandalas. The eerie venue provides the perfect backdrop, turning an art show into an underground journey punctuated by visions of beauty.

Location: The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA (across Euston Station, entrance on Duke's Road)
Dates: December 8 - 21
Times: 12 to 7 pm daily
Private View: Tuesday 8 December, 6-9 pm
Facebook event:…

Hey calligraphy lovers (and everyone else), I made a Patreon! Check it out :pointr: 

7 deviants said Pass it on! :blowkiss:
5 deviants said It has cool rewards! :drool:
3 deviants said Gimme your thoughts! :bounce:
2 deviants said I even managed to put together a movie of me working in my studio ^^;
No deviants said Wanna pledge? :flirty:


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United Kingdom
"One of the fundamental conditions of happiness is to know that everything that one does has a meaning in eternity" - Titus Burckhardt

I trained in graphic design and my body of work encompasses illustration, comics, tutorials, digital games and children's books. I was apprenticed to a master calligrapher for several years and I am now settled in London, UK, where I am dedicated full-time to my own calligraphy, going deeper into the potential of the ancient art of the Kufic script, which I also teach, while pursuing illustration for my own pleasure. I'm also an avid cook and baker, and all-time animal lover, with a passion for ethnography and a history of globetrotting.

You'll find my work on my dual website, Majnouna (calligraphy) / Cedarseed (everything else). My CV is here.


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Ecoforestal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Just logged in to say "Hi".

It's really nice to see that you keep the good work and it's quality has been improving.

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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
No, sorry.
Uozumi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to thank you for the facial expression guide and the global bodies guides because those resources are resources I return to frequently and are very helpful and straight forward. I know it's been years since you posted them, but I'm still really thankful and grateful that you posted them here. 
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :)
Tipsographic Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Hello Joumana, would it be possible to share your illustrations "Hommos balila", "Garlic-lemon Spaghetti" and "Challa" on our website (without modifications, credited to your website and with a link back to their pages)? Thanks a lot, Stefania
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes but please use my real name and link them back to, not to deviantART. Thanks!
Tipsographic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Dear Joumana, We have published one of your infographics on the following webpage (with credit to your real name and a link back to ):…
Please, do not hesitate to let me know if we must make any changes, that will apply also to future infographics of yours published on Tipsographic. Thank you for your helpfulness! Stefania
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Looks good, thanks! :)
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