Sailing Anniversary Ketubah
I just finished this ketubah for an anniversary celebration. (See my preliminary sketch here. The original sketch included their Briard dogs, but we decided to leave them out. ) It was commissioned by a couple who spend much of their time sailing on Lake Michigan.
Working on it brought me back to my sailing days. I learned to sail at Camp Ramah in Canada, and worked there as a sailing instructor. I went on to teach sailing lessons at the Hoofers Sailing Club at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I tried to capture the power of the wind in the sails, the rhythm and rocking of the waves and the freshness and energy of being out on the lake on a sail-boat. (See more of my ketubahs here.)
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There is a wonderful project called “Tikkun Tree”, which is organizing fiber artists to contribute knitted, crocheted, embroidered and sewn leaves and doves to a fiber olive tree. The tree will be a symbol of peace and cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians. It is inspired by “the courageous and remarkable efforts of Jewish and Palestinian citizens and activists in Israel and Diaspora who have been working toward peaceful coexistence” and also by “the many recent knittivist community needlework projects, including the pink tank, knitnotwar 1,0o0 Project , Knit a River, and the Red Sweater Project“.
I can embroider and sew, I think it will be fun to foliate! If you want to participate, send your leaves to:
The TikkunTree Project
P.O. Box 2088
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I love to paint olive trees. Here are some works which include olive trees from my portfolio:
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the view from my studio
Most of my time is spent at my drafting table, where I am working on ketubot. This is my view, through a sliding glass door. Willow, my golden retriever, is my pal. She has learned to open the sliding screen door by herself, so I keep a yardstick handy to slide it shut so I don’t have to quit painting and get up to close it.
I just finished this ketubah. Blue sky outside and inside.