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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? 

165 deviants said More quick food
117 deviants said World dishes
55 deviants said Lebanese food
47 deviants said Breads
43 deviants said Basics (tomato sauce, mayo...)
11 deviants said Other (please specify)


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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw, you're most welcome!
Skadi-r Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I feel very fortunate for finding you :) Really, I was depressed because I am not able to study about drawing and painting and now Im sure I'll improve my skills a lot thanks to you :D Thank you for all your tutorials! You are very generous with sharing all those tutorials Hug 
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww, I'm glad they helped!
Shihaki Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Thanks for all your tutorials. Are just BEAUTIFUL, I love you so much. <3
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome! ^^
Spacemecha Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm struggling with physical description.  Your tutorials are super helpful.   Thank you so much for creating them.
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem!
ailerozn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
You are indeed the tutorial queen. I can't thank you enough! And your graphics/illustrations are simply adorable!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you!
LuccaDeLucca Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi Joumana! How is it going? Firstly, congratulations on your tutorials. All of them are just perfect and fit for studants looking for something more.
I'd like to post your tutorials on my Facebook page. Its all about arts, and some of my subscribers are asking for study material and resources. I'm able to translate them well.
I lived in Auckland, New Zealand, where I worked and studied 3 years. I'm aware about your rights, and I'll make sure to not commercialize your tutos and I'll make sure to give you proper credit. The page is…. Unfortunately its all in Brazillian Portuguese. As some overseas friends are demanding for an English version of it, soon we'll have that sorted.

You can send your answer through my email:


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