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, May 26, 2016

Wonders of the Wood & Sea

Anyone familiar with my work will tell you that flowers and forests are my jam. I can draw them all day. And there are many trees in the forest, but how many trees can you draw in a row, right? Fortunately, I have clients that keep challenging me in new and different ways to step out of my comfort zone, whether by adding new elements or trying new styles all-together. Those creative pushes often turn into the most beautiful papercuts, ones that really stand out from the crowd for me. For example, this custom ketubah from 2015, which still takes my breath away every time I see it:
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WONDERS OF THE WOOD & SEA
18X18 inches big | Midnight Blue & Gold
(click photo for best resolution)
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It was clear from Barry & Amber's emails that they are a very fun couple to be around (their wedding favors were frisbees, guys!). They wanted people to look at their ketubah and see hidden details and fun surprises. Something that celebrated their combined love of the landlocked outdoors with their love of the ocean, and everything in it. We're talking about sharks, orcas, sea monsters... Just re-reading their brief gives me a pump of creative energy! And let me tell ya, it was fun to cram everything in there. Bears! Octopus! Unicorns! Seashells! There's a lot to see, and it feels like any of the four corners can be one complete artwork in and of itself.

For more photos of this ketubah & other custom designs go 
HERE
If you too would like to order a custom ketubah, please contact me HERE 
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