Arabic calligraphy struggle

Struggling With Arabic Calligraphy

I have enjoyed studying languages with some success in Spanish, German, and Japanese (18 months of full-time study at the Army Language School plus five years using the language in Japan).  At age ninety I decided to learn some Arabic and to study Arabic calligraphy.  The form and beauty of the Japanese kanji had been…

Arabic calligraphy learning

Arabic Calligraphy learning

There are two essentials for learning Arabic calligraphy and becoming a successful calligrapher —- study and practice.  The learner must study critically the form to be produced  and then practice the form faithfully in order to realize it.  It is using the well-known combination of mind and muscle memory to achieve the desired product.  Neither…

Home Decor

Arabic Calligraphy as Home Decor

Arabic calligraphy draws its strength and beauty from the use of its various styles and is further enhanced when transformed into Arabesque to make beautiful decorations.  Artists and designers have long used calligraphy as an outlet for their creativity to conceive and plan out interior and exterior home decors.  Their work in this timeless art…