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A Pocketful of Love: handmade book Kickstarter! :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 36 3
Conference of the Birds: the Nightingale by Majnouna Conference of the Birds: the Nightingale :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 120 14 Conference of the Birds: The Goldfinch by Majnouna Conference of the Birds: The Goldfinch :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 136 4 Majnouna silver collection by Majnouna Majnouna silver collection :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 58 16 Nut Milks by Majnouna Nut Milks :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 182 22 Art into Jewelry by Majnouna Art into Jewelry :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 43 12 Banana Omelette by Majnouna Banana Omelette :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 129 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 145 14 Lemon-Leek Pizza by Majnouna Lemon-Leek Pizza :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 120 13 Quick Loaf by Majnouna Quick Loaf :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 164 8 French Onion Soup by Majnouna French Onion Soup :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 169 16
Over the Shoulder: Eight Hundred :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 29 12
Attraction by Majnouna Attraction :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 90 7 Sun-moon by Majnouna Sun-moon :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 115 15

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Some More Polymer Clay Tips
Back by popular demand, I have gathered more polymer clay tips for you to use to improve your pieces! If you didn't get to see the first installment, please check it out here:
Let's begin!
:orange: Don't use those crappy Sculpey or Fimo glosses for your creations. Their expensive as hell, you only get a tiny bit in a jar, and their usually very gloopy and annoying to apply. Do yourself a favour - go to the hardware store and ask for "Varathane". This is found in the paint department with all the wood stainers and such. Make sure you buy the WATERBASED formula, in GLOSS not semi-gloss. This stuff sells for about $7.00 for a 946mL tin and you will not need to buy anymore gloss for a very long time. This stuff works wonders - it may be for wood, but this stuff has IPN technology which means Interpenetrating Polymer Network which means it's going to soak into your clay, adhere well, and make your clay creations damn spiffy looking.
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Distinctive Deviants and their Styles: Volume 2
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Some arrive at their distinctive style through extensive experimentation over a number of years,
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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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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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