Natural Florida Marriage Certificate: one of a kind watercolor illustrated wedding certificate features scenes from Florida including owls, swallowtail kite, woodpecker, live oaks and other birds, flowers and even a child peeking out at the viewer! Each certificate I make is a unique creation using the finest materials available to ensure a long lasting family heirloom. www.palmstone.com
Calligraphy and brush painting are closely related. I created this painting some time ago as the main visual motif for a Florida bonsai conference. Watercolor and ink brush painting by Stewart J. Thomas.
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.
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.
Handmade paper with bird image and calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas.
Satya सत्य Sanskrit for truth, for the virtue of being truthful in thought, speech and action; One of the five yamas, the virtuous restraint from falsehood and distortion of reality in one’s expressions and actions. Calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas
Atmabandhu “Soulmate” Sanskrit in Devanagari calligraphy, paper mounted on board with gold wash, by Stewart J. Thomas. This piece was just accepted to the juried exhibition “Calligraphies in Conversation” curated by the Ziya Art Center and will be exhibited this fall at the San Francisco Public Library in California.
Spreading oak marriage certificate by Stewart J. Thomas, watercolor and italic calligraphy.