Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sitting on the windowsill

A customer asked me to make a birthday card for her Mummy. She wanted me to show a black cat sitting on a windowsill, looking out on to an English garden. This was a fun and slightly different brief for me, and it was a lovely card to create.  My customer's husband rather liked the end result and messaged me to say "the card you made for P's mother was a real piece of art." That was most appreciated.
The same customer ordered a card from her sons too. This time I was asked to show "Bubbie's" (the name for a Jewish Grandmother) little white sporty car, a patchwork quilt, some flowers... and the same black cat.
Galia was turning 22. Her Mum mentioned hummus (she loves it!), working out, and going to see musicals at the theatre, as suggested themes for her birthday card. She had recently seen Billy Elliot and Les Mis√©rables so I showed thumbnails of their show posters below some red stage curtains. I added a plate of hummus and some pita bread triangles, and placed a blue exercise mat in the foreground. Mum thanked me for the "great card".
Finally, a friend's daughter was celebrating her Bat Mitzvah. Sadly a trip to Perth, Australia was not on the cards for us, so a congratulations card was put in the post instead. From the lovely invitation we had received to the Bat Mitzvah girl's celebration, it was apparent that she is a fan of the colour purple. I created a purple-themed Bat Mitzvah card for her showing her age and wishing her Mazal Tov on the special occasion.

10 comments:

Katrin said...

Your cards are a real piece of art for sure, they are so professional and very lovely! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love the first card - nostalgic and beautiful!
Happy Sunday!

krishna said...

The windowsill card is awesome.. did you make the windowsill or you bought it like that.. :)

Handmade in Israel said...

Krishna, I create everything from scratch!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These came out great. What a lucky cat to be a star on 2 cards! As a lover of theater I am quite fond of the one for the theater goer.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your cards are brilliant interpretations of your customers' wishes. I especially like the kitty card.

Ela said...

Your cards are so beautiful !! I admire your creativity and talent!!
Greetings

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your cards are so personal and beautiful--I do believe they will be treasured by their recipients. The black cat looking out the window does looklike a work of art! I would frame it if I received it.

orchid0324 said...

Oh, what an awesome and sweet handmade card for your costumer family♡♡♡
Love the cute black cat♪  Wishing you started wonderful year 2017!

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Anonymous said...

Can see that you haven't been sitting still since New Year:) Agree with the husband, not only that it is very skillful, but it also has the idea of a painting somehow!Thank you so much for sharing it with ALL SEASONS!
Since opening on Sunday we had two power outages (because storm and rain in the mountains makes for more damage), so it's not boring here either:)

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