Thursday, 2 March 2017

Adiela's Album

Adiela recently celebrated her Batmitzvah. In Judaism, a girl becomes a Bat Mitzvah, "daughter of the commandment," upon turning 12-years old. Adiela marked her Batmitzvah on Tu B'Shvat, a holiday also known as the New Year for Trees, and so I was asked to include the invitation to her celebration, which had a mulberry tree on it, on the cover of her Batmitzvah album. Her colour scheme was wine and pink.
Apparently Adiela's favourite place is her bedroom. Her Mum said that she could literally chill all day lying on her bed, playing on her iPod. She loves to sing and dance, and likes anything pretty and pink. She paints her nails, is always busy with her hair and with different lotions and potions, and enjoys nice clothes. For her birthday she received a Pandora bracelet and she always wears her Hodaya silver heart necklace. She loves reading and baking too. According to her Mum she is a very happy go lucky girl and relaxed about life!
I decided to show Adiela lying against a pillow decorated with pink hearts. She is holding her iPod in one hand and has a cupcake, also encrusted with hearts, in her other hand. To her left is the badge of the Ezra Youth Movement, and to her right a shelf brimming with lotions. Adiela is wearing her favourite navy Juicy hoodie with a silver j on the zip (this album cover was a quick lesson for me about the hottest teen clothing brands!), her much-loved necklace and her new bracelet. In front of her is her Batmitzvah invitation, a book with her school badge on it and a second book to illustrate her love of reading. She is also surrounded by music notes (oops, I took the photo before I applied them!).
Adiela's album opens the English way (Hebrew books open from right to left), and I added her name and the word Batmitzvah in English. The date of her Batmitzvah celebration is in Hebrew. Finally, I placed a Magen David (Shield of David, or as it is more commonly known, the Star of David) in two corners of the album cover.
Mum kindly messaged me to tell me that the album had arrived safely in the UK and that she thought it was beautiful. "Thank you for making it happen!" she wrote.

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11 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Love the pops of gold and how fun to have a Tu B'shevat bat mitzvah!

riitta k said...

Congratulations to your daughter. I admire your skilful hands.

Miss Val's Creations said...

So girly and fun! I imagine she loved it!

likeschocolate said...

Wonderful! Have a lovely week!

abrianna said...

What a fun album to make. My first thought when I saw the cupcake was "Oh she must like to bake". Good for you for bringing that aspect out so clearly.

krishna said...

simply marvelous!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful card to celebrate the momentous occasion in Adela's life. I'm sure that his beautiful card will stay with her for life as a reminder of this important time.

Travey @ Mummyshire said...

That looks really creative and you've interpreted the brief beautifully
#MMBC

Aritha said...

Love all the details. O yes, girls love pink hearts. She also has a beautiful name!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Perfectly cute! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Jim said...

Great style

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