Monday, 6 March 2017

שלום Shalom

I was recently asked if I had a "Shalom" papercut in my etsy shop but unfortunately at the time I didn't have anything. I decided to put it right and created this circular design with the word "Shalom" in both Hebrew and English.
"Shalom", like many Hebrew words, has more than one meaning. Shalom means peace. However, "peace" is only one small part of the meaning. "Shalom" is also used to both greet people and to say goodbye, but it means much more than "peace, hello or goodbye"...
Shalom is rooted in the word שלם (shaleim) which means wholeness, completion, wellness, perfection. When we are "at peace" we feel a sense of "wholeness."
My design is embellished with a dove of peace and flowers, and measures 16.5x16.5cm. It fits perfectly into an IKEA RIBBA frame.
Should you be interested in purchasing this hand cut papercut, framed or unframed, just pop me a message or look for the listing in my Etsy shop.

21 comments:

Tamar SB said...

oh I love paper cuts, gorgeous!

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, this is gorgeous indeed, Lisa! Will be perfect for Yom Haatzmaut.
Amalia
xo

Anne Stone Sweet said...

That's a beautiful paper cut. What and amazing word with so many meanings!
Shalom.
#MMBC

Lisa D said...

Oh that is so pretty #MMBC x

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

So lovely! What an amazing talent you have!

Hayley: Sparkles and Stretchmarks said...

Oh thats so pretty!! What a talent you have! #MMBC

Teresa Kindred said...

Very pretty!

Erica Sta said...

A great paper cut, it looks pretty. Found you at Image-Ing.

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abrianna said...

This is lovely.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautifully done Lisa. I love the blue background with it.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

The circular white against the blue background is beautiful, but my favorite part is your discussion of the meaning of Shalom. Shalom to you!

Jedidja said...

Het is echt mooi / it is so nice. You know that :-)

Anonymous said...

Love the paper cut, as well as the meaning "wholeness, perfection, well being - those were new meanings of shalom to me! When I saw this paper cut, I thought if you have ever thought of a "logo" for your work - since shalom is such a well-known word, but this cut may be too complicated ... (called "branding")?

Anyways, thank you for sharing shalom with ALL SEASONS this week, and for all the replies you leave me, much appreciated!

krishna said...

Another masterpiece..

Joyce Lansky said...

These are great!

VeggieMummy said...

Love the paper cut. That shade of blue is one of my favourite colours. xx

Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings said...

Hi Lisa, you must have such a steady hand. Whenever I've tried to create a stencil or silhouette on a cutting board it never comes out with a nice finish. I do like what you've done, it's so simple (to look at) and is very fitting.

Thank you for linking up to the #MMBC.

xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It isa beautifulcreation and I appreciate knowing the whole meaning of the word. I will remember this!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

You are s o skilful, Lisa!
I too like very much the blue background with the peaceful sea waves.
Shabbat Shalom!

Keri said...

This Shalom design is beautiful! You do amazing work!!

Jayne SMABL said...

This is so pretty! You have some lovely designs, very skilful :)

Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you Monday x

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