Saturday, September 19, 2009
Chag Sameach and L'Shana Tova, everyone!*
Today is Rosh HaShanah, the 'head' of the Jewish year. Above is a stamp I carved in honor of the festival on crumbly stuff - can you believe it? - oh-so-long ago. As you can see, I was still trying to wrap my head around the positive and negative parts of an image. I ran into some problems trying to give texture to the beard and getting his face right. Wow, that was a long time ago...I'm thinkin' back in 05'.
He was carved for my Festival Letterbox - a traditional box which featured rotating stamps highlighting the upcoming Biblical festivals (and some traditional Jewish ones, as well). That box is still alive, surprisingly, and now features a beautiful stamp that my famous letterboxing friend Mama Cache carved for our visit in '08. It is certainly a treat for all who venture down to the shore to seek it out.
So, here's to a sweet year, my friends. *glass raised*
*Happy Festival and A Good Year (to you)
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