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2017 October

For today — براى امروز — my reminder to take things one day at a time.

For today — براى امروز — my reminder to take things one day at a time.Read More

Detail of Nikah—Islamic Marriage Certificate—with English, Urdu and Arabic calligraphy and watercolor border by S. J. Thomas.

Detail of Nikah—Islamic Marriage Certificate—with English, Urdu and Arabic calligraphy and watercolor border by S. J. Thomas.Read More

I did this Shanti butterfly design for a client this week. शान्ति Shanti (Peace) in Sanskrit. The calligraphic style lends itself well to the added curves of the butterfly wing at the left. More of my work at www.palmstone.com.

I did this Shanti butterfly design for a client this week. शान्ति Shanti (Peace) in Sanskrit. The calligraphic style lends itself well to the added curves of the butterfly wing at the left. More of my work at www.palmstone.com.Read More

Meh مهر in stylized Persian (Farsi) calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas for today’s holiday, the ancient Iranian festival of مهرگان Mehregan in honor of Mehr—also known as Mitra or Mithra—is the ancient Indo-Iranian divinity of covenant and oath, all-seeing protector of truth, guardian of cattle and of the waters, but above all Mehr is the sun, mediator between God and humans, bearer of light. The word mehr has come to mean: love, affection, kindness, friendship, mercy, sympathy, knowledge and prosperity.

Meh مهر in stylized Persian (Farsi) calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas for today’s holiday, the ancient Iranian festival of مهرگان Mehregan in honor of Mehr—also known as Mitra or Mithra—is the ancient Indo-Iranian divinity of covenant and oath, all-seeing protector of truth, guardian of cattle and of the waters, but above all Mehr is the sun, mediator between God and humans, bearer of light. The word mehr has come to mean: love, affection, kindness, friendship, mercy, sympathy, knowledge and prosperity.Read More

Om shanti: Where there is pain Let there be grace Where there is suffering Bring serenity For those afraid Help them be brave Where there is misery Bring expectancy And surely we can change Surely we can change Something (David Crowder Band)

Om shanti:
Where there is pain
Let there be grace
Where there is suffering
Bring serenity
For those afraid
Help them be brave
Where there is misery
Bring expectancy
And surely we can change
Surely we can change
Something
(David Crowder Band)Read More

Peace • Shalom • Salaam • سلام • שָׁלוֹם‎ • peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, wellness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility. May it be so. Hebrew and Arabic calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas

Peace • Shalom • Salaam • سلام • שָׁלוֹם‎ • peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, wellness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility. May it be so. Hebrew and Arabic calligraphy by Stewart J. ThomasRead More