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A Pocketful of Love: handmade book Kickstarter! :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 32 3
Conference of the Birds: the Nightingale by Majnouna Conference of the Birds: the Nightingale :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 116 14 Conference of the Birds: The Goldfinch by Majnouna Conference of the Birds: The Goldfinch :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 135 4 Majnouna silver collection by Majnouna Majnouna silver collection :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 58 16 Nut Milks by Majnouna Nut Milks :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 180 22 Art into Jewelry by Majnouna Art into Jewelry :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 43 11 Banana Omelette by Majnouna Banana Omelette :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 128 32 Joumana's Cookbook to color... by Majnouna Joumana's Cookbook to color... :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 63 6 Batata Harra (Spicy potatoes) by Majnouna Batata Harra (Spicy potatoes) :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 145 17 Stuffed Peppers (Lebanese style) by Majnouna Stuffed Peppers (Lebanese style) :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 144 14 Lemon-Leek Pizza by Majnouna Lemon-Leek Pizza :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 121 13 Quick Loaf by Majnouna Quick Loaf :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 163 8 French Onion Soup by Majnouna French Onion Soup :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 167 16
Over the Shoulder: Eight Hundred :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 29 12
Attraction by Majnouna Attraction :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 89 7 Sun-moon by Majnouna Sun-moon :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 114 15

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The Magic of Tarots
The magic universe of Tarot fascinates almost everyone, in every time, everywhere.
And with good reason: because even to those who don't believe in astrology or divination (and I am among them), Tarot decks, from the most ancient to the brand modern ones, reveal a sort of ancestral charm made of magic suggestion mixed with fine art.
The tarot (also known as tarocchi, tarock or similar names) is a set of cards typically featuring twenty one trump cards, the fool, and an extra face card per suit, in addition to the usual suit (face and pip) cards found in ordinary playing cards. Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play Tarot card games. In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, Tarot cards are utilized primarily for divinatory purposes with the trump cards plus the Fool card comprising the twenty two major arcana cards and the pip and four face cards the fifty six minor arcana. - Read more on Wikipedia,
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Ten Publishers and Editors Answer Questions!
The members of The Writer's Meow here on DA compiled a list of questions they would ask a publisher or editor.  SpunkOnAStick was able to entice ten such professionals to contribute!  We posted their replies in a two-part segment in our journal, but would like to offer the complete session here.  We thank the ten individuals who took time out of their busy schedules to answer questions!
1- Would you say that's it's safe for a writer to trust someone over the internet who says they'll publish what you write?
   Yes, just as soon as the check clears.
   Let me try to say this in a way that cannot possibly be misunderstood: Publishers pay authors. Authors do not pay publishers. Authors do not pay agents, either. If any part of the transaction involves you pulling out your checkbook or providing a credit card number, stop. And do not sign any document that says you'll pull out your checkbook or credit card at a later date, e
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dA setting, Patreon rising

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 11, 2017, 3:54 AM

I'm very much alive but it looks like I'm over deviantART. I'm not leaving as such, but I have no motivation to post work here anymore. I'm just getting too old for this site. The calligraphy art I am now fully focused on doesn't belong here.
If you're into that work, I would love to see more of you on Patreon and get some more artist engagement there. I post the finished pieces in public, so you can follow me there for free, although starting from $2 you get to see early sketches, thought processes, and other insights I just don't post anywhere else, among other perks.
I actually spent a whole day hanging out at Patreon headquarters this week, a beautiful space filled with beautiful bright people who genuinely want feedback and ideas, so it's more than just another platform to me now.

Otherwise, that work gets posted on which now also has a blog for announcements. is for what are now hobbies: my illustration, photography etc.
The recipes have their dedicated blog: Joumana's Cookbook.
Finally, for something completely different: For Love of the Earth.

See you around the webs!

PS: Did you know birds actually sing all night? I'm jetlagged AF and made this random discovery :|


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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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senarath Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama and I really fell in love with your works!!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
fantasynovelreader Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama :)
optimismeBoo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Your tutorials helped me in the long run!! I'm so glad I found you!!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And good to hear!
Fiercedeity1770 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday, my friend. ^^
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Fiercedeity1770 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
You're welcome
wolfyloveanime Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
Happy birthday
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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