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 …
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.
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.
The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “a” in brush ink style
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.
The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “ha” in brush ink style
The Devanagari/Sanskrit letter “sa” in brush ink style