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Book of Grace by Majnouna Book of Grace by Majnouna
In the absence of a computer, I rediscovered the joys of bookbinding :)

Hardcover, 20 x 20 cm, glue-bound, 50 pages (90 g) with 4 spacing papers. Painted cover paper (it has a shimmery effect that may not be clear in the photo) with painted and varnished polymer clay ornament. For sale on Etsy: [link]

The name of the book comes from the ornament, which spells ???? ne3mat or "Grace" (as in divine grace) in Square Kufi of my composition. This is one of a series of words traditionally used as calligraphic motifs, redesigned everytime to fit a style or medium. Here I made the word form a rectangle which, duplicated with 3 lines of dots (some of which are to be read, others just ornamental), form a perfect square.
The design is such that the book can be used in the Western direction (cover on the left) or rotated and used in an Eastern direction (cover on the right).

It is by sheer synchronicity that I came up with and made this on Wednesday, just before the bomb exploded.
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shell4art Jan 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
:( sold out long ago...Gorgeous..so very lovely.
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:iconosa-art-farm:
I customed ordered 3 of these! 2 will be gifted on a trip I am taking soon. I can't wait to give them. They are all wonderful.
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shell4art Jan 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
You are the one who got them!! I will be purchasing the other one since they are sold out!
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Majnouna Jan 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
This one [link] is still in stock though, just in case you're interested. Either way, thank you very much :)
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:iconladyadokenai:
a bomb? why didn't I hear of this in the U.S?? D:

this is pretty cool though.
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Majnouna Oct 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
I would have been surprised if you had...
Thank you!
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:iconladyadokenai:
I know, stupid U.S news...I had to look it up. I'm so sorry. ):
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:iconelpdee20:
wow! This is nice!
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Majnouna Oct 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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