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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? 

166 deviants said More quick food
119 deviants said World dishes
57 deviants said Lebanese food
47 deviants said Breads
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HelpILostMyEraser Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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.
Majnouna Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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.
xxCheshirexCatxx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much of the llama!!Llama jump 
KanadPanda101 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! Your tutorials have helped me a bunch! :D
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Good to hear :)
ShyyBoyy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! ♥
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :heart:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:clap: :cake: Happy Birthday! :cake: :clap:
Steffistuff Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Fiercedeity1770 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday!
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