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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: 

5 deviants said It has cool rewards! :drool:
4 deviants said Pass it on! :blowkiss:
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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Artist | Professional | Varied
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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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday Manah, wishing you all the happiness in this universe and all the others :) 
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much my dear :)
LoonyFred Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
thank you so much for the llama
trenchcoatbabe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
It's so amazing to see fellow Lebanese women on dA. I LOVE your work! Your tutorials are also lifesavers for makeup artistry. Keep up the amazing work!!!
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Pity that I found you dA account that late...

By chance I went to the Union of Heros page and noticed Malaak not being there anymore, wondered why and thought I check if anything happened, and found several new pages :love: and then somehow a hint towards dA :D

Thus, :+devwatch: on! :D

But now I'm late to comment...
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think they removed me because I went on hiatus for too long. No matter, though. It's never too late to comment! Love to hear back on the pages :D
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Ok :)

I'm having fun already. :)
Well, mostly... I just read the page about the "War child"... touching. Left me a bit... silenced.
I'm glad that the "Stories of your Life" are much lighter.
TheDyingButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't thank you enough for taking of your time to share your great knowledge by putting together the phenomenal guides of yours !!

Sorry for the mass favoritism
NANO86152 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
️KOOL lol
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
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