With all the reports of conflict and violence in the Middle East, I thought it would be nice to present a positive side of the Arab world. In particular, I have long been fascinated by Arabic calligraphy, an art form that has been around for centuries and is still alive … Continue reading
Arabic calligraphy of the proverb “inner wealth is better than other (types) of wealth”: غنى النفس أفضل من غنى المال ghinaa an-nafs afDal min ghinaa al-maal
Recently, I received a request from a potential client for a crescent-shaped tattoo design of “poetess” (woman poet). The order didn’t materialize in the end but I went ahead and did a preliminary design anyways. Here is the result: In plain text: شاعرة Note that a lot of … Continue reading
Apparently, the “Heart of the Ocean” is a fictional blue diamond used in the film Titanic (though I must confess I have never seen the movie). One of my readers requested a design for this name, so I made one right here: In plain text: قلب المحيط (qalb al-muHeeT).
Here are five calligraphies I made of حياة جديدة (Hayaat djadeeda), or “new life”. New Life No. 1: New Life No. 2: New Life No. 3: New Life No. 4: New Life No. 5:
Through Tarek Atrissi’s excellent blog I cam accross this piece of Arabic calligraphy here that says “love hate” in Arabic: The design is written with ornamental decorations. What some might disregard as doodles underneath the writings actually consists of a repetition of exactly the same two words – “love hate”. … Continue reading