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Journal Entry: Tue Aug 12, 2014, 4:04 AM

Good afternoon from Chiang Mai, Thailand! I don't even know if any of my current followers remember when I last posted a journal from there, all of 8 years ago! The whole family gathered here from 4 different countries for my cousin's wedding, and as the guests go home in waves, I find myself trying to turn my neurons to work again (in-between splurging on scarves, good God, how many scarves can one have?)

On the art front I'm busier than ever, and the better things are going, the less it seems I can share online, so I'm constantly sitting on new work and good news. What I can say about my calligraphy now is that it's getting very big, size-wise, and though I can't post all of it anymore, if you follow me on Instagram you'll catch glimpses, and if you subscribe to my newsletter you'll get to see some of the work I otherwise don't post. Also, courses are now a regular thing, so if you're in the London area and interested in studying anything with me, drop me a line.
Mainly I wanted to let everyone know that in parallel to working bigger, I've been working on smaller things, i.e affordable art, for people who love my work but can't do originals. Check out my calligraphic mini-prints (actually semi-handmade) which I made for a recent event, but hurry! They are strictly limited editions and there are very few left – availability is indicated under each image. I ship anywhere and take paypal :aww: I'm going to have to think of something else to make for next time...

  • Listening to: Thai pop
  • Watching: The tuk-tuks whizz by
  • Drinking: Mocha


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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 have a BA in graphic design and my body of work encompasses illustration, comics, tutorials, digital games and children's books, but above all I am now a calligraphy artist based in London. I learned the essence of the ancient Kufi script from master calligrapher Samir Sayegh, in Beirut, through years of close collaboration. With him I learned to breathe new life into a traditional art, not merely copying or reviving its old forms but finding a contemporary language for it. The resulting calligraphic mandalas evoke the magic that comes through when form and meaning are one.
Drop by my website,, for a better view at my work, or click for my resume.

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

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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Pinterest is fine (as what it really does is post a thumbnail with a link to the original), thanks for asking :)
wildfire707 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I know that you probably get this a lot, but I just wanted to send a quick note saying how much I appreciate and admire your work.
You do a fantastic job and your tutorials are extremely helpful. Thank you for all you do and keep up the good work. ^~^
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks very much for saying so!
JaydenDragon Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
hey there, i wanted to tell you how unique and fun your work is, particularly your icon sets. they make me feel warm and cozy!
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you so much!
Shinedriger Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I just wanted to say, your how to draw book has been an AMAZING resource in drawing my characters, especially the sections on human types. Thank you for this wonderful book C:
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad it helps!
Drawgon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing gallery. I like very much of mini fu! Congrats!
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
EducatedRodent Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fact your tutorials exist inspires me. Artwork is so clear in your mind, and charity so strong in your heart. Thank you for penning down your long years of practice and toil for dA to learn from!
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