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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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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
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HelpILostMyEraser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I'm a huge fan of your tutorials on human types, but I was wondering if you were ever planning on doing one that focused on western types? I know you have similar types in your Caucasian guide, but I would find it very useful if you made one including different regions of Native Americans, Hispanic peoples, Inuit, and maybe even some races from South America?
Just an idea, but I hope you think about it.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
You haven't even looked at the tutorials, have you. All of the above are already covered except one, and if you had actually read them, you would have seen the former and the reason for the exclusion of the latter. I'm not giving you more help than this. Amazing how many people don't bother to read.
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Luvnicepeople Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member
OMG Majnouna--why are you so rude? several of your comments are rude and snarky--my God!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Be quiet.
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HelpILostMyEraser Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am sorry, I didn't mean any offense, I had only read through part two and part three. Please don't take my ignorance to heart, but don't insult me about it. We're all human here.
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Luvnicepeople Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member
WHoever this Majnouna is..well they are not very nice--very snarky  Ill look elsewhere..sorry he/she insulted you Eraser
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xxCheshirexCatxx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much of the llama!!Llama jump 
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KanadPanda101 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! Your tutorials have helped me a bunch! :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Good to hear :)
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