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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
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54 deviants said Lebanese food
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Roudykit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting username :XD:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Dreamania-girl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the BEST TUTORIAL! I love it! completely help!
asmarhiam Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yey al parecer haces buenos tutoriales
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
MomentousGoomba39 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :llama:!!~ Icon #3 - Dance Dean, dance! (Harlem Shake)
Iwilo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Your tutorials are very generous and detailed. Thanks for sharing them
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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marydemauro Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Pardon me, but I noticed that you ask for us not to repost or redistribute your tutorials. Does that include Pinterest, even if the "pin" links to your deviantart? Just checking, thanks!
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