H E L L O !
My name is Naomi Shiek (pronounced CHIC).
I create papercut ketubot for private clients in the Nouveau Judaica style.

What is a ketubah, you ask? A KETUBAH is a decorative marriage covenant used and exhibited in Jewish, non-denominational and non-traditional weddings and commitment ceremonies wherein the couple's vows to each other are declared.

Fast turnaround & Ready-to-ship papercuts
can be found in
THE SHOP

Accepting Custom Orders for December
(2 open slots a month)

To Learn More About
CUSTOM DESIGN
go HERE
To Find Your
KETUBAH TEXT
go HERE

Sunday, October 15, 2017

in the shop | Lake View Forest

Thanks to the nature of my handmade work I often get customization requests, from changing colors to adding monograms to drawing additional layers. I'm excited to share a few of the incarnations of one of the most popular designs in my shop - LAKE VIEW FOREST!
____________________ F E E D B A C K ____________________
We started our ketubah search sure we would have to settle for something "off the rack." Being able to customize both the text and the artwork was incredibly meaningful to us. We are in the last big push of planning our wedding and this provided an opportunity to think about what getting married (not just the wedding day) meant to us as a couple. We are so impressed at how quickly you worked and how willing you were to work with our ideas. Thank you again for your hard work, patience, understanding and care you put into every part of the process! We will treasure our ketubah always!
________________________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________

____________________ F E E D B A C K ____________________
Naomi was wonderful to work with. She gave me and my partner the time we needed to customize the text we wanted, and within 24 hours of submitting the final version, she made a template for our review. And then within a week, she had completed the Ketubah! I am beyond excited about how beautiful it turned out; Naomi created such a gorgeous and meaningful piece of art. Thank you!
________________________________________________________ 
 
________________________________________________________ 
____________________ F E E D B A C K ____________________
It truly captures the look of where we have chosen to be married - outdoors, surrounded by the mountains, and near a lake. So many thanks!

To Order Your Own 
L A K E   V I E W   F O R E S T   K E T U B A H
Contact me HERE | Shop it HERE

For more photos go 
HERE
For previous client feedback go
HERE 
SHARE:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

in the studio | Behind the WP name

Aeolidia is a branding studio that I was introduced to years ago and they are undoubtedly my gold-standard for everything brand-related. They are a fully-custom studio that turns words into actions specifically for boutique-style creative businesses online, and I'm in awe of all they can do. More than that, Arianne (the founder) shares a lot of her wonderful knowledge on the Aeolidia blog.
Last week I was having a read online and - you know how you fall down those rabbit holes? - I can't explain how but I found myself on Aeolidia's blog. I started reading through all her posts last week and haven't stopped since. All her thoughts and recommendations and ideas and encouragements are really resonating with me. I feel like I have a flame under me now (however small it is).

I wrote more about it on my personal blog 

One of the most important Ah-Ha! moments for me was realizing I should be more transparent, and have a personable voice on my site. I erroneously thought that I should not have 'me' on the blog. Just write about the papercuts I do. As a result my blog became a really boring space. No sense in denying it, I am aware. Beautiful papercuts for sure, but with nothing personal to add to them, my updates became little more than the photos. In deciding this I forgot that part of my brand's appeal is the handmade, artisan concept of it - and that I shouldn't remove the artist from the craft. I know that when I look at artisan shops I want to see the artist and learn about their studio as well as the product they sell. It's adde value. So now I'm working on getting back to it.

I'm reintroducing myself, and I'm starting from the beginning. I picked up the idea for this post from Besotted - who wrote about how they came up with name to their new venture. I think the thought process is really interesting, and I wanted to share my own process of naming my studio with you - WOODLAND PAPERCUTS by Naomi Shiek.

SHARE:

Friday, September 29, 2017

What's coming out of the studio lately....

To order your own
 MAPLE LEAVES
go HERE
To order your own
 OUR MORNING GLORY
go HERE
To order your own
 POPPY FLOWERS
go HERE
SHARE:

Friday, September 15, 2017

custom ketubah | Mehandi Dreams

Krupa contacted me earlier this year to create a ketubah for her Interfaith Wedding to Daniel, after seeing photos of the Dreams of India ketubah (FEATURED HERE). They were looking for a ketubah that would lovingly represent their combined Hindu and Jewish heritages, as well as cheeky hints to their own shared history - Can you find the mascot for Wisconsin Madison Uni? 
I had a lot of fun with this, using the gorgeous Mehndi designs and Tree of Life to seamlessly incorporate elephants, their dog, their engagement spot, and more! 
(click photo for quality zoom)
______________________________________________ 
Congratulations Krupa & Daniel!
Thank you for choosing me to create a unique heirloom ketubah 
for your celebration and to display in your home 
for a lifetime to come 
______________________________________________
For more photos of this ketubah 
GO HERE
For more photos of other custom orders
GO HERE 
To Order Your Own 
H E I R L O O M  P A P E R C U T  K E T U B AH
Contact me HERE | Go to MY SHOP
SHARE:

Monday, September 11, 2017

custom | Vintage Love Party ketubah

Back in September of 2016 (how time flies!) Ilana commissioned me to create a ketubah to fit her vintage romantic wedding theme. She sent me photos of her wedding invitations, flowers and decor. Think awesome flowers, hot air balloons, light strings and Japanese parasols on the ceiling.
To me, this mashup of vintage, Japanese, romantic kitsche is immediately associated with steampunk cartoons! (I grew up on Japanese animation series like Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics, TaoTao, Little Mrs. Pepperpot and.... I'm just going to stop right here) How does it all connect? Who knows, the creative mind is a wonderful place. So, I decided on drawing blooming flowers, flaying cranes, and a dog sailing in a giant hot air balloon - because the cuteness! The finished ketubah is elegant & fun - a perfect accompaniment to Ilana & Michael's wedding!
(click the photo for a high-quality zoom)
______________________________________________ 
Congratulations Ilana & Michael!
Thank you for choosing my ketubah for your celebration 
and to display in your home for a lifetime to come 
______________________________________________
For more photos of this ketubah 
GO HERE
For more photos of other custom orders
GO HERE 
To Order Your Own 
H E I R L O O M  P A P E R C U T  K E T U B AH
Contact me HERE | Go to MY SHOP
SHARE:
© Website content property of Naomi Shiek.
Designer Blogger Template by pipdig