Posts from the ‘commission’ Category
21 December 2008
Finally, after three odd years, I sifted through all my Art Deco wedding photos. Despite a constant conversation with myself about why I chose to wear that particular hairstyle, I love my wedding pictures. Reminding me of joy and insanity, friends and family, the photos serve to highlight that blur of a day. I do not know if I would have remembered Uncle Stu wearing a tuxedo with a clown nose or “Redbeef” (my husband’s roommate from college) donning a kelly green suit and matching top hat.
However, while photos jog the memory of a place and time, the ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, serves to remind the couple of the emotion felt, the feelings had.
The Art Nouveau inspired Ketubah pictured is just that. An original design painted in gouache, the stylized waves are reminiscent of the bride and groom’s time in Santa Cruz, where they met many years ago. Contacting me personally to execute both the text and design, it was a joy to create. The text, Art Nouveau inspired English and Hebrew calligraphy, is their vows: promises to each other to be met over a lifetime.
4 February 2008
Last summer I was approached to illustrate a logo for the storefront of a new boutique in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey specializing in luxury imports from France and Italy. Choosing from three very different mock-ups (Each mock-up I do is a full-scale painting in itself–I hate wasting time on something that cannot stand up on its own.) a final was chosen.
However, I personally liked one of the losers. Leave it to me to vote for the underdog.
So here’s the one that did not make it (too much detail rendered it doomed from the get go).
The fate of “The Beautiful Life” was not to be seen by hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of high end shoppers but rather to be screenprinted onto totes and kitchen aprons; had by the individual rather than the masses.