Lior was turning 17. His Dad told me that he loves his electric bike and horses, and asked me to include his iPhone, a bowl of noodles and some sushi on his birthday card as well. I modelled the horse on this one, a longtime favourite project of mine. The Hebrew greeting on the card says "Happy Birthday Lior" and it opens in the Hebrew direction, from the right, because the Hebrew language is read from right to left instead of left to right like English.
20-year-old Ori, below, is into the CrossFit fitness programme, so Mum asked me to show him lifting weights on his birthday card. He has also just got a new military rank in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) so, despite the fact that I have shown him in black sportswear and not in his olive green army uniform, I made sure to add those special stripes in the background. Mum was also keen for me to include Ori's army symbol on the card. It is similar to the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health, though I have absolutely no idea what it has to do with Ori or the Israel Defence Forces!