Sunday, 11 October 2015

Two Birthdays and a Wedding

Regarding the current situation here in Israel, it's hard to carry on as usual, but that's what we've got to do. We get up to work, send the kids to school, drive on the roads, and walk the streets. I am still at my desk cutting away. Here are my latest cards...
This young man receives Handmade in Israel birthday cards from his family almost every year. This year, for his 18th birthday, Mum asked me to create a paper portrait of her son, along with some of the things that are important to him at this time in his life. His girlfriend came first of course, followed by a picture of a plane ticket to Barcelona (lucky thing!), his white Volkswagen Polo, and the logo of "The Place", the burger bar where he currently works. I gave the birthday boy a balloon with the number of his special birthday on it, and placed a gift in his other hand.
Another customer asked me for a wedding card for a soon-to-be-married young couple. She sent me a picture of the couple and I soon created their paper portraits, showing them dressed in their wedding finery and standing in front of the chuppah, the canopy beneath which Jewish marriage ceremonies are performed. I decorated it with a few flowers and added a big pink heart. The Hebrew greeting says "Mazal Tov Michal and Yisrael".
Finally, Martine is a teacher so her Mum asked me if I could create a birthday card on that theme. I cut out the letters of her name and stuck them onto a green chalkboard. Next I create a little paper book and some coloured pencils, then finished the card off with some flowers and stars to give it a more celebratory look.

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

may your cards continue to bring joy to those who received them. may life go on.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What fun custom scenes. I love that the young man has received many custom cards from you. He must have quite a collection! I hope things settle down in Israel so it can be comfortable again.

VeggieMummy said...

Our thoughts are with you in Israel. I'm sure your beautiful cards bring cheer to those lucky enough to receive one. xx

Quinn said...

Just wanted to drop in to say I'm thinking of you.

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