A love of history and Judaism provides Debbie with the inspiration she needs for her mixed media art. Her love is reflected in the use of illuminated manuscripts and kettubot along with vintage Israeli stamps and advertisements. Her ties to Israel are strong and her artwork represents that bond well.
Debbie says she designed the Kippah Box after raising 2 boys whose kippot would magically disappear in the morning before school.
This Kippah Box is painted in blue acrylic paints decorated with highly colorful Israeli stamps with a collaged torah on the lid and glazed as a finishing touch. Completed with a magnetic closure.
Three Star Hamsa was created from a collage of illuminated manuscripts from Debbie's extensive digital collection and vintage Israeli stamps from her treasured personal stash.The images of children and Israeli life in stamps, early Israeli posters and vintage records are vibrant and colorful and stand out in the dark background.
The title comes from the 3 stars that come out at night signifying the start of a new day.
Hamsa is painted a dark midnight blue/purple and collaged upon. 3 gold stars were added with swarovski crystals in the center. Glazed to perfection.
This is my very favorite. "Beloved" is a mixed media collage on canvas with little copies of kettubot (marriage contracts). It symbolizes the blessings given under the chuppah that the bride and groom should be worthy to build a home built upon the foundation of love and Torah values.
Check out NoRunningwithScissor during Team EtsyChai's Miracles of Hanukkah sale. Debbie is offering a Free gift with purchase during Team EtsyChai's Miracles of Hanukkah Sale going on now until November 23. Wonderful artwork, great deal. Can't do much better than that.
For a full list of Team EtsyChai's shops and the great deals offered during the sale follow this link http://etsychai.blogspot.com/2010/10/miracles-of-hanukkah-sale.html
Blog post by GoofingOff (aka Eileen). Got more goofing off to do. It's what I do best.