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.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Japanese Maple


New design, which I gave a preview of last month, is now listed in the Urban Collective shop! Japanese Maple came about after a client specifically requested a design inspired by the beautiful tree. We liked it so much that we decided to make it available for everyone!

I love the shape of the tree. When I first approached the task, I wanted the design to be based on the illustration principles of Japanese drawings, though I don't think it's readily apparent. After trying several designs where more of the tree trunk is featured, in the end I decided it would be more interesting to concentrate on the beautiful maple leaves. I tried a new outline-cutout look with this one, and I'm really pleased with the result. The design looks delicate and for some reason festive. Don't you agree?

Images by Jennifer Raichman from Urban Collective

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