Sunday, 13 May 2018

Golf, Bridge and Freesias

I was incredibly flattered when the talented contemporary Jewish artist and Judaica designer Laura Cowan contacted me and asked me to make an 80th birthday card for her Mum. She likes golf, bridge and freesias, she told me. Oh, and could I add a black cat as well. Of course I could.
On the front of her card I have shown mum with a golf club in one hand and some bridge cards in the other. In the background is a golf course with a little red flag flying, which apparently signals a hole placement towards the front of the green. Some freesias in pink and yellow are to mum's left, while her black cat is on her right.
As an interesting aside, the freesia flower originated in South Africa and belongs to the iris family, which includes approximately 14 freesia species. The flower got its name when the botanist, Christian F. Ecklon named the flower after Friedrich H.T. Freese, a fellow botanist, as a commemoration of their friendship. Freesia is the 7th wedding anniversary flower in the language of flowers, and is said to symbolise innocence and friendship.
Laura was kind enough to let me know when she had received the card. "The card is amazing!" she wrote to me. "Mum loved it." Unfortunately she forgot to take a picture of her with the card but this was the birthday girl on her special day surrounded by her grandchildren.

12 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

She looks fabulous for 80! Lovely card with both flowers and a cat.

Villrose said...

Very artistic card. Love the fresias and the cat.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautifully done. What a cute photo of the birthday lady!

VeggieMummy said...

What a great compliment to get a commission from an artist! Love the finished result and so interesting about the Freesias. xx

Jayne SMABL said...

I love the detail of the freesias Lisa, they are so pretty. Laura's mum looks so well. She doesn't look 80 at all!

Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. I hope you have had a lovely weekend x

Anonymous said...

How sweet, Lisa! An these bridge cards are so small!! And an honor to do this for a known Israeli designer! Hope you had a lovely Mothers day (if they celebrate it where you live). When you receive this comment (hubby reminded me, and we saw pics of the preparations on the intenet) the USA embassy in Jerusalem will be opened.
Wow, what a significant day!!!Congratulations Israel:)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

To living to 80 and beyond! What a wonderful card.

Anne Stone Sweet said...

What a fabulous card, I love your truly personal service.
#mmbc

NC Sue said...

Happy birthday, indeed! A wonderful card! I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for you to make the deck of cards she's holding!
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/05/opa.html

Jibber JabberUK said...

That's brilliant! It looks just like the happy birthday girl.

Claire Justine said...

What lovely cards Lisa. You are very creative :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us today.

Tom said...

...color, color and more color, GREAT!

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