Saturday, April 11, 2009

Silk Collage

Hannah's Challah Cover
Brad's Challah Cover
These are two challah covers (sabbath bread covers) that were commissioned as gifts by my sister-in-law Betty Ann for her friend's twins B'nai Mitzvah. Each piece contains work created by the child, and then complementary pieces painted by me. I have also calligraphied the blessing over bread, the child's name and B'nai Mitzvah date. All the pieces have been sewn together to create a challah cover about 16 x 20 inches.


Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Such a great gift..your writing is beautiful.One for a girl and one for a boy. Great!

Erika Nelson said...

You wonderful creator you, I love the joint effort, makes for a very personal piece(s). Someday I will get supah rich and cover all my walls with your happy colors on silk!

I love you! I'm still relishing the wonderful Seder dinner I had with your and your very hospitable family!

Loredana said...

Your last works are so charming! I like 'em very much. and it seems you anjoy a lot to do it!


Hillary Miller said...

Hi Irit, Erika and Loredana, thanks so much for visiting and for your great comments! These were fun. Betty Ann always has great ideas and it was fun working with her on this.