Sunday, 16 October 2016

Basketball, Books and Barbecuing

A lovely new customer contacted me about a birthday card for her husband. She wanted me to create a card with an illustration of her lawyer husband on it and to somehow include his love of basketball and books. She also requested a background of the New York skyline.
I have shown her bald headed husband (apparently he loved the card and wasn't at all offended!) spinning a basketball on one finger. In his other hand he has a book with the logo of the Israel Bar Association on the cover. The book opens the H​ebrew​ way, from right to left. Next to him is a small pile of yet more books, and behind him the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline.
The Hebrew greeting on the card says "To Our Hanan, Many Congratulations".
Soon afterwards the same customer came back to me for another card, this time for her brother. She requested a picture of her brother standing behind a barbeque. grilling steaks. I was also asked to include a pair of blue jeans, a black bicycle, and a pair of tefillin (tefillin are a set of small cubic leather boxes painted black, containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Bible).
The Hebrew greeting on the card says "To My Dearest Brother, Congratulations".
Both cards were a lot of fun to create and my new customer seemed delighted with them.
"Wow wow dear Lisa, you are simply a great artist! The card came out amazing! How great! Huge thanks!" and then "Dear Lisa, it turned out beautifully. Thank you, thank you and thank you again. You are amazing."

* This post has been shared on My Sunday Photo, Our World and Seasons.


TexWisGirl said...

both are awesome. obviously, they were a hit!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

How wonderfully personalized for each person!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These cards are so fun. I bet the men loved them!

Anonymous said...

How fun, you got all that info and you managed to display it!Also, your post gives us a human view of a lawyer outside his/her profession! I know because have a few friends, who are.She's right: you are amazing and created your own niche! Many thanks for sharing this fun post with ALL SEASONS -have a fruitful week!

Aritha said...

I love both cards! Well done!

Ohmydearests said...

Very nice!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Cool cards!