Sunday, 24 September 2017

Father's Day Down Under

This past week my family and I celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), the most solemn days of the Jewish year, which conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. I would like to wish all my Jewish customers and friends a very happy and peaceful holiday period, and, in the words of the traditional blessing, "May You Be Written and Sealed for a Good Year."
Quite some months ago a very organised customer asked me to create a card for her Dad for Father's Day in Australia. Dad is a pharmacist, his daughter told me, he loves doughnuts, and he is obsessed (her words) with family history and their family tree. My customer sent me a few photos of Dad and also of the box of 6 doughnuts he always buys. She was very particular that the doughnuts I crafted were iced in brown, pink and yellow. I followed her instructions carefully...
I showed Dad wearing a white dress shirt and added his rectangular shaped glasses. Together we decided to show him holding a mortar and pestle, to illustrate his profession, and to add his initials to the mortar. I also included some little bottles of pills. He has a yellow iced doughnut in his other hand. In addition, I added a small family tree with the family's surname on it, to show Dad's interest in genealogy.
I think I got everything on there!

10 comments:

Michelle Leslie said...

You got it spot on Lisa. The card turned out great. I love the way you made the doughnuts. Such teeny tiny little things, I bet he was super impressed. This one is a keeper

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Wow, Lisa! You are a true artist. He looks like "dad" with his job, donuts, and family history.

Miss Val's Creations said...

This one must have been fun to make. I love all the little doughnuts!

restlessjo said...

I think you did! Well done :) :)

Pinkiebag Pinkiebag said...

Hi, what a special personalised card, the doughnuts look very small but very realistic #mmbc

NC Sue said...

Blessings to you as Yom Kippur approaches.
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bettyl-NZ said...

It certainly sounds like a fun card to make and it looks like you did all you were supposed to do. I really should learn more about Jewish holidays :)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Happy holiday! Such a good one too! Isn't it the one of forgiveness and starting anew? Love the little doughnuts -so cute!

kid can doodle said...

That handmade card is fab! Hope you had a great Father's day and New year too. Cheers.

Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings said...

Hi Lisa, it's only when seeing the doughnut in your hand that we get a feeling for the actual size of the details you create. Fior some reason I imagined your cards to be bigger. You are a gifted lady and I'm sure that ladys Dad was very chuffed with his card.

Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC

xx

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