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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:


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

here's a random song i like
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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:

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