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Always, at all times, in every season — सर्वकाल — Sarvakaala — Sanskrit in Devanagari calligraphy by S. J. Thomas. www.palmstone.com

Always, at all times, in every season — सर्वकाल — Sarvakaala — Sanskrit in Devanagari calligraphy by S. J. Thomas. www.palmstone.comRead More

OMEGA — the last letter of the Greek alphabet — the “great OM” — with the Sanskrit symbol for OM, made up of the sounds A – U – M, thus containing within itself the A and the UM, the Alpha and the Om. So the “Om-mega” contains in its end, the beginning Alpha. calligraphy by S. J. Thomas. www.palmstone.com

OMEGA — the last letter of the Greek alphabet — the “great OM” — with the Sanskrit symbol for OM, made up of the sounds A – U – M, thus containing within itself the A and the UM, the Alpha and the Om. So the “Om-mega” contains in its end, the beginning Alpha. calligraphy by S. J. Thomas. www.palmstone.comRead More

NATARAJA — नटराज — Closing out the year with my calligraphic interpretation of Nataraja, the “Lord of the Dance”, the cosmic Shiva dance of creation and destruction and keeping the time beat of the universe. Sanskrit calligraphy in Devanagari script on rice paper mounted on wood panel, by S. J. Thomas. www.palmstone.com

NATARAJA — नटराज — Closing out the year with my calligraphic interpretation of Nataraja, the “Lord of the Dance”, the cosmic Shiva dance of creation and destruction and keeping the time beat of the universe. Sanskrit calligraphy in Devanagari script on rice paper mounted on wood panel, by S. J. Thomas. www.palmstone.comRead More

Tattoo design in Devanagari script: समाधान — samaadhaana. Although there are many meanings of this word in both Sanskrit and Hindi, in this case samaadhaana references the state of profound absorption or contemplation. Sanskrit calligraphy by S. J. Thomas, www.palmstone.com

Tattoo design in Devanagari script: समाधान — samaadhaana. Although there are many meanings of this word in both Sanskrit and Hindi, in this case samaadhaana references the state of profound absorption or contemplation. Sanskrit calligraphy by S. J. Thomas, www.palmstone.comRead More

कृतज्ञा हुँ kritajna hum, cultivating conscious gratitude.

कृतज्ञा हुँ kritajna hum, cultivating conscious gratitude.Read More

Alisha — अलिशा — in Devanagari script. Get your name in Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati and other South Asian languages. www.palmstone.com

Alisha — अलिशा — in Devanagari script. Get your name in Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati and other South Asian languages. www.palmstone.comRead 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

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

I am very pleased to have a piece in Calligraphies in Conversation 2017 on exhibit now in San Francisco. The full exhibit can be viewed at www.calligraphies.org

I am very pleased to have a piece in Calligraphies in Conversation 2017 on exhibit now in San Francisco. The full exhibit can be viewed at www.calligraphies.orgRead More