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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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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
Llama fella (Badges)
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!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Gosh! You're very welcome :D
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
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're too kind! ^^
omayyah Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
اعمالك جميلة جدا
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
DanisRakasiwi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Could you make a wolf tutorial? I'd really love to watch :D
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Oh look at that sexy profile photo Ohey by Thiefoworld  
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