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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?


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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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heidi-rodis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for sharing your extensive knowledge in cats and birds and anatomy. Honestly though, I learned more stuff about anatomy from you than from my biology teacher.
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks!
TahaX01 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Majnouna in Arabic means : Crazy ! :D , just to let you know
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
عن جدّ؟
TahaX01 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You Arabic ?! :D , or You Used Google Translate ... ;)
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Use your brains. My name is at the top of the page, among other clues.
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SunnyIris-Sol Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Thank you for the llama!! Hug Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] Llama Emoji 29 (Mah Fudz) [V2] Llama Emoji 42 (Pinch Cheek) [V2] 
wr515 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Thanks for the llama~
Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
Trio-of-Illusions Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama~
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