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Final (one of) work of Calligraphy semestrial course I took in Bar Illan University.
In this course we have studied different styles of Hebrew fonts, 6 styles.
This one, in the form of which words are drawn, named: "כתב סת"ם" ('Stam' font)
The word is actually abbreviate of three words: "ספר תורה" - the old testament (Torah), "תפילין" - prayers book (T'filin) [link]
, "מזוזות" - doorposts (mezuzot)[link]
. Those words mean that those things are being written by this font, and additionally to the mentioned types also are written the five Megilot [link]
More about this font you can read in Hebrew link: [link]
. (I was too lazy to work harder and find an English version)
I have written a word "שמחה" (Simha), which means Joy; how do I see it, understand and feel. (this choice is unusual and not traditional, as I think...)
I wanted to be original, almost all the rest have written a word: "מזרח" (mizrah), which means east.
I don't want to go into a long discussion of why they have chosen that word, those who would be interested can ask me individually by a comment or note. (I prefer comment)
I hope you like it, and that it makes you smile as well.
The idea is mine, design is mine, the art is mine.
(C) to myself.
Media: pencil, eraser, black tush (marker?), scanner, windows picture viewer for contrast adjustments, photoshop 7 for cleanups.
Edit: my translation was not exact so I changed that from "happiness" to "joy". Thanks Street.