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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 as a full-time artist and author. I use the ancient Kufi script or abstract geometry to create art infused with meaning and reverence, and for this I revive historical art materials from the early medieval period. I prepare all my paints, inks, binders from raw materials.

My illustration work is now focused on the things I love the most: food, wildlife, and cultural diversity. Simple things that have filled my life with a magic I hope to pass on.

My Artist's website: Majnouna

My illustration/recipes/slow living website Cedarseed

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I hope everyone's well and keeping safe! Since January, and especially during the last 3 months of (ongoing) isolation, I have worked on this groundbreaking book: A handbook of materials and art technology used in early Islamic manuscripts, for artists and art lovers alike. This is a concise, approachable, illustrated manual examining the main materials used in manuscripts during the Abbasid period, their qualities, and when safe, how to prepare and use them. 126 pages in full colour, A5-sized and wirebound for maximum practicality, with all the necessary technical info (such as the difference between paint and ink, binders, other additives) and lots of historical recipes! It is largely based on medieval Arabic inkmaking treatises that have not been translated, let alone by someone experienced in the use of these materials, so this material is being brought to a general audience for the very first time. The book is now available from my shop, but please be patient with
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I'll be chatting with my fellow artist and host Shayla Maddox about creating while under lockdown, past experiences of same, and related topic. Everyone's welcome, join us here at 1pm PDT (that's 21:00 GMT):
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Did I never post about this?? Weird! My Lebanese cookbook was published about a year ago. If you're interested in a nice selection of over 30 Lebanese recipes, all illustrated and easy to follow, with an introduction to ingredients and the merest whiff of snark sprinkled throughout, look no further! You can grab it in my Cedarseed shop, where there are also other random food-related items for stocking fillers.
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Hey J. I'm taking a look around dA after many years. I don't recognise anything. How've you been?

Oh hello! You cam to mind recently. Hope you're well and somewhere safe? I'm barely on dA anymore myself, it's gone silly. Doing well!

Hey...I followed you many years ago on another account. I just wanted to check on you and see if you are OK, given the news on the disaster in Beirut.

It's really nice of you to check in. I'm heartbroken but safe and far away.

I didn’t realize you had moved. Glad you are safe. :heart:

Your anatomy tutorials are wonderful and easy to follow, great job!