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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 12:26 AM


I have had a very exciting month. Life has given me a large and luminous new space to work in, the largest I've ever had at my disposal, and as a result my work has exploded. I have 3-4 large pieces in the making at any given time, and small studies all over the place.



Up on the wall, below, are planning sketches for pieces in progress... Lots in the works! I also look forward to hosting some courses and open studio events here. There is no internet access, which is a highly recommended state of affairs. On the other hand, Borough Market is nearby (heaven on earth for a foodie), which is a whole other level of distraction.



The first piece I completed in the new space is a monumental version of Remover of Fear by Majnouna in wood, a stunning 122x122 cm:



To go with this new era, I made some changes to my website. I had been puzzling over what to do for some time, wanting to give the calligraphy its own space without removing everything else, and also wanting to make the contents directly accessible, as opposed to having to click through a splash page first. In the end, I resuscitated Cedarseed.com to host all my more personal or past endeavours, while Majnouna.com is now solely devoted to khatt. A simple click from the main menu flips you from one to the other, so they are still connected, literally two sides of one coin, but it makes it much easier to direct press and clients to the calligraphy. I still need to get my work of the last few months on the site, and for that may need to rethink this page, but this can wait a little longer...



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"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.

While the cookbook makes its slow progress, what kind of recipes would you like to see posted? 

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120 deviants said World dishes
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58 deviants said Lebanese food
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47 deviants said Breads
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:iconpoultrychamp:
PoultryChamp Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
When did you change your name? Have I been THAT out of touch? Nuu 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Over 2 years ago!
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cytrynowy-zaciesz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
I think someone used a part of your tutorial here (second picture) - design.tutsplus.com/articles/h…
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's well spotted, but this is me :) I'm a tutsplus contributor.
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Kaylimepie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am pretty sure this gallery is the ultimate guide to life....
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, what a compliment :D
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Kaylimepie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is, its like how to draw and how to feed yourself while drawing :P
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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