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Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 11:00 PM

Eight months without an update? Well done :P Let's see, what happened to me since the new year?
I'm working A LOT. Calligraphy's completely taken over my life, and between making original pieces, trying to sell them, commissions, and courses, I have almost no brainspace for anything else. That's not a complaint, my work makes me very happy!
I have moved! No more effing flatsharing. I have found me a lovely spacious flat just for myself in a neighborhood I have a number of close friends, where all I hear are the birds and where I have foxes curling up in the garden every morning for a day's sleep. And I have MY kitchen where my experimental cooking is going on :D But this has something to do with why I'm working so hard, of course... London rents, oy!
I've been teaching courses in my studio and the next one is on geometry in September. If you're in or near London and have an interest in these things, get in touch and I'll keep you posted! I'm also still teaching at the Arab British Centre on Wednesday nights, starting again in September.
I've had a number of family trips this summer already: Martha's Vineyard for my brother's wedding, Beirut for another wedding, and right now I'm in France for a family reunion (hence having some time to update and finish more Malaak pages...) Next is a retreat in Germany then our actual family trip in Berlin and after that I do not want to hear of traveling till 2018 :P

So that's me. What's everyone else up to?

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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Uozumi Featured By Owner 5 days ago  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 4 days ago  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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Tipsographic Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Joumana thank you so much! I will update you once published the first illustration, in case you wish us to make any changes. Have a great day ahead, Stefania
Marcinha20 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
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aquashiram14 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Your tutorials are AMAZING. Without them I don't know what I would have done! I'd love to pick up your book sometime as well! You are such a gift to deviantART, thank you SO MUCH for putting in the hard work!
AgustinaKazuyo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You and your tutorials are a gift to mankind. We don't deserve you! <3
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