Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Professional Senior Member Joumana39/Female/United Kingdom Groups :iconspiderforest: Spiderforest
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 14 Years
Core Member 'til Hell freezes over:
Given by danlev
Statistics 1,241 Deviations 52,644 Comments 1,504,322 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Kickstarter: Sufi Meditations deck! by Majnouna Kickstarter: Sufi Meditations deck! :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 32 6 Primordial Breath by Majnouna Primordial Breath :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 13 0 Primordial Waters by Majnouna Primordial Waters :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 48 5 The Golden Chain by Majnouna The Golden Chain :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 14 0 The Subject Tonight Is Love by Majnouna The Subject Tonight Is Love :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 47 2 Book of the Moon by Majnouna Book of the Moon :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 120 35 Firecrest by Majnouna Firecrest :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 26 0 Bullfinch by Majnouna Bullfinch :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 38 2 Timneh by Majnouna Timneh :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 42 0 Ringdove by Majnouna Ringdove :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 22 0 Yellow-billed kingfisher by Majnouna Yellow-billed kingfisher :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 22 0 Ultramarine kingfisher by Majnouna Ultramarine kingfisher :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 22 0 Mandarin by Majnouna Mandarin :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 28 2 Kingfisher by Majnouna Kingfisher :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 31 2 Great Tit by Majnouna Great Tit :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 36 0 Chickadee by Majnouna Chickadee :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 46 6

I Just Sold...

Guide to Horse Colors and Patterns


December 2, 2018
30x40 Inch Print

Random Favourites

Gun Crusader Page3 by SickZano Gun Crusader Page3 :iconsickzano:SickZano 131 27 De La Mancha by Joao-Henrique-Brum De La Mancha :iconjoao-henrique-brum:Joao-Henrique-Brum 308 50 Carmelcasting by Salice-is-an-idiot Carmelcasting :iconsalice-is-an-idiot:Salice-is-an-idiot 545 150 Wylew by Zuku23 Wylew :iconzuku23:Zuku23 1,008 125 a world of my own by simplyphi a world of my own :iconsimplyphi:simplyphi 999 79 ___30 by sinix ___30 :iconsinix:sinix 427 46 Painting via Adjustment Layers by fox-orian Painting via Adjustment Layers :iconfox-orian:fox-orian 6,730 289 Guide to Stock - Part I by AttempteStock Guide to Stock - Part I :iconattemptestock:AttempteStock 1,765 423
Literature
Malaak review by drinkdecaf
Malaak, Angel of Peace by Cedarseed
Reviewed by drinkdecaf
Taking the reader to another culture or another place is one of the hallmarks of a good story, and really bringing them into that culture will always make the experience memorable. Cedarseed's Malaak, Angel of Peace follows the story of a Lebanese superhero and the struggles of her fellow countrymen. From the ancient powers that protect the land to the food, dress and talk in almost every comic, Cedarseed does a fantastic job of bringing the reader into her world and sharing what she sees in it.
From page one the comic is well drawn, colored and finished, and uses an interesting combination of cartoon art and the occasional photo background. The drawings in particular are nicely done, with a lot of thought obviously going into how each character looks, often closely associated with their personality. The photo backgrounds aren't personally my most favorite thing e
:iconComicslist:Comicslist
:iconcomicslist:Comicslist 2 5
Journal
Creative Commons FACTS
:pointr: Share, Remix, Reuse — Legally
Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved. http://creativecommons.org/
:pointr: History
Creative Commons was founded in 2001
Founded in 2001 with the generous support of the Center for the Public Domain, CC is led by a Board of Directors that includes cyberlaw and intellectual property experts James Boyle, Michael Carroll, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, and Lawrence Lessig, MIT computer science professor Hal Abelson, lawyer-turned-documentary filmmaker-turned-cyberlaw expert Eric Saltzman, renowned documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, and noted Japanese entrepreneur Joi Ito.
Creative Commons’ first project
In December 2002, Creative Commons released its first set of copyright licenses for free
:iconlaceratedwrists:laceratedwrists
:iconlaceratedwrists:laceratedwrists 40 7
Semi-Finalist: 'Meowface' by deviantWEAR Semi-Finalist: 'Meowface' :icondeviantwear:deviantWEAR 957 490 Magicka huts by Moorstream Magicka huts :iconmoorstream:Moorstream 717 146 Go your own road by alltelleringet Go your own road :iconalltelleringet:alltelleringet 12,767 1,335 the wishing well finished by travisJhanson the wishing well finished :icontravisjhanson:travisJhanson 628 244 pipes by sereneworx pipes :iconsereneworx:sereneworx 321 160

Groups

Kickstarter + Discord

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 14, 2019, 10:47 AM


Kickstarter: Sufi Meditations deck! by Majnouna

I'm excited to announce I finally launched a campaign for this unique, Sufism-based meditation deck featuring my calligraphic designs.

The idea of gathering some of my designs together in a deck first came to me years ago, and I spent the past year thinking carefully about how to do this, as well as looking for the right texts and designing the missing words. The deck is now very close to completion, and this campaign is to produce a special edition of 100 copies, in a large format, with a luxury box and booklet.

The qualities and practices were carefully chosen for their applicability to everyday life, so that the deck can have a wide relevance without watering down the tradition. In place of commentary, each of them is accompanied by a Sufi story, a richer approach offering levels of interpretation.

The campaign will be live till February 13. Find out the full details of the project and rewards on Kickstarter, and please do pass on the word to anyone who may have an interest!

In other news, I don't know if any of you use Discord (I'm a newbie myself), but I have created a Majnouna channel and here's an invite: discord.gg/jKQGs2D . Come over to chat about art techniques, calligraphy, geometry, pigments, show your stuff, ask questions... It's still awfully quiet there right now, so don't be spooked :XD:


deviantID

Majnouna's Profile Picture
Majnouna
Joumana
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.

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconmimbreyn:
mimbreyn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
Love your work...especially the birds.
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
Good to hear :)
Reply
:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018
Your calligraphy is amazing.  Well worth a watch.  I look forward to seeing more of your work! :)
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it!
Reply
:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018
You're welcome!  :)
Reply
:iconevilshamus:
evilshamus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
thank you for the llama, my friend

here's a random song i like
Reply
:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


Hope to see you there some time :heart:

:gummybear:
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Probably not, but thanks anyway!
Reply
:iconquicksilver-88:
Quicksilver-88 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Happy Birthday!!!
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very belated thanks :)
Reply
Add a Comment: