Sunday, 12 February 2017

A Scientist Turns 70

This gentleman, a scientist, recently celebrated his 70th birthday. He is always travelling for his work in prenatal diagnosis, his wife told me, but otherwise he can be found sitting at his computer all day, calculator in hand. His hobby is genealogy.
After great discussion with his wife about the colour of his beard (light brownish with grey), I created a card showing the birthday boy sitting at his computer, which has a foetus showing on the screen. I was careful not to show a cute baby - his wife pointed out that he is not at all interested in babies! He has his calculator in his hand. A small family tree illustrates his interest in genealogy (the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history), and above that, a plane represents his constant travel.
The gentleman's wife seemed thrilled with the card and couldn't wait to tell me his reaction to it. "[He] loved it !!!!!!" she wrote on the day of his birthday. "Thanks so much."
Roey is a Manchester United supporter. For his birthday card I cut out a red shirt and added his name in Hebrew letters. The number 12 shows his age. This was a small card, so I finished it off simply with the Manchester United club crest and a football. The club crest shows a ship in full sail and a red devil, which stems from the club's nickname "The Red Devils".
The Hebrew greeting on the card says "To Our Dear Son Roey, Happy Birthday".
This card, below, was made for a special niece who was turning 20. Her auntie requested a card with the themes of Amsterdam and the religious satire musical, The Book of Mormon. I prettified the card with a few hand cut "Tulips from Amsterdam".


Miss Val's Creations said...

They came out great! How funny that this gentleman works in prenatal diagnosis yet has no interest in babies!

krishna said...

this is awesome..

Mascha said...

Fascinating, this "simple" picture-language...
Have a great new week

handmade by amalia said...

I've not been blogging for a while, a busy start to the year, but I've scrolled back to see al the pretty cards that I've missed and, of course, the flowers. It is beautiful around here as well, spring is everywhere though VERY cold just now.

VeggieMummy said...

Just catching up on your posts - January was lurgy ridden! You have been busy with all your lovely cards. They are full of such fantastic detail. How long does it take you to make them? xx

Anonymous said...

I smiled too about the scientist's disinterest in babies! You have a tricky job Lisa:):) Also loved the birthday card for Emily! Many thanks for displaying your absolutely lovely cards with ALL SEASONS. Have a great week!

anne said...

you have real talent for producing such relevant and beautiful cards, well done. I particularly loved the first one.

Tamar SB said...

Love it! Your designs are so great.

Wolfgang said...

That are very amazing cards.

Many greetings

Jedidja said...

I love the tulips :-) And also the genealogy in the first card.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

First of all, I loved the makeup cards of your previous post. (Urban Decay is one of my new favourites because it's a cruelty-free brand.)
These are great as well, and always so inspiring.
Reading Amalia's comment above... lucky you, spring has arrived there! :)

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