The painting of portraiture and other living beings was discouraged by Islamic ideals, so artists turned to other decorative motifs. Included are geometric designs, intertwined vines and calligraphy. In this project the student use their name in an art project so see how letters and words can be used as a decorative element. The art will serve as a frame for a poem from the Abbasid Era. The citation for the text of the poems and short biographies of the poets is included, but the information can also be found on line. Examples included.