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Jewish Art for the Perfect Simcha

This is an early look at a piece I’m working on for a baby naming. Most Jewish babies get their English/American name as well a Hebrew name. Then we have a ceremony to make it official.

The baby I am making this for was given the Hebrew name “Esther Maya.” That’s actually two beautiful names rolled into one, making it twice as gorgeous. 

The Jerusalem Skyline version is the one I’m going with. I’m still contemplating what color palate I’ll be using for the sky and letters. But I’m pretty happy with the black and white drawing so far.

The other one features an alternate spelling. The idea was to have it on a scroll, reminiscent of “Megillat Esther,” which is the holy book Jews read from when we celebrate the holiday Purim. 

It’s a cool concept, but I decided it was a bit large and would be relatively complicated to frame. 

Wish me luck on the colors. I’m thinking there will be a lot of orange and green in the night sky. Not sure how or why that will work, but I think it will.

If you’re interested in some eye-catching, one-of-a-kind art for your next celebration, please contact me. I’d love to talk to you about creating something that’s just perfect for you and yours. 

Onward, upward and word to your mother.