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2017 May

‘Eshq Rondel

Beloved of poets, mystics and lovers, ‘eshq is the Farsi word for passionate love, whether of the devotee for the Divine or the shared embrace of lovers in the garden. Here the calligraphed Persian word is repeated in a rondel … Read More

The Chinese characters for Yin and Yang, representing the interconnected qualities of existence that are constantly being transmuted one into the other. 陰陽

The Chinese characters for Yin and Yang, representing the interconnected qualities of existence that are constantly being transmuted one into the other. 陰陽Read More

Marriage Certificate, detail, showing watercolor scrollwork border, acorn and leaves of the white oak tree; calligraphy in the Italic style. Illustration and calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas.

Marriage Certificate, detail, showing watercolor scrollwork border, acorn and leaves of the white oak tree; calligraphy in the Italic style. Illustration and calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas.Read More

Glassblowing is not a typical profession! So I was intrigued when asked to design a tattoo for a real life glassblower. The tattoo, “glassblower” in Arabic.

Glassblowing is not a typical profession! So I was intrigued when asked to design a tattoo for a real life glassblower. The tattoo, “glassblower” in Arabic.Read More

The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “a” in brush ink style

The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “a” in brush ink styleRead More

Calligraphed, illustrated and illuminated marriage certificate with geometric border, mountains, swallows and springtime branches. Monogram in Persian and Arabic in raised gold. All work hand done by Stewart J. Thomas.

Calligraphed, illustrated and illuminated marriage certificate with geometric border, mountains, swallows and springtime branches. Monogram in Persian and Arabic in raised gold. All work hand done by Stewart J. Thomas.Read More

The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “ha” in brush ink style

The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “ha” in brush ink styleRead More

The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “sa” in brush ink style

The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “sa” in brush ink styleRead More

The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “sa” in brush ink style

The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “sa” in brush ink styleRead More