Sheesh, it’s been forever since I’ve done a blog. (I need to keep this thing up more regularly.)
So, the last year, I’ve been studying Hebrew and this past Friday night I did an adult Bat Mitzvah with my mom and 4 members of the Hebrew class. It’s a pretty amazing experience and the study of Hebrew and the prayers and my Torah portion took a fair percentage of my free time. Now, though it’s time to clear the decks and get my scroll backlog cleaned up.
I’m working on this scroll, it’s really not the top priority scroll on my list, but it’s the one that calls to me the most right now to get it done.
Here’s the rough layout. I need to do a little more clean-up on it. The vines will be white with grey shading. The background will be an ochre color. The flowers will all be natural (more or less).
Here’s the latest calligraphy practice. I think I ought to practice the entire text 2-3 more times before putting it on the good paper. I’m planning on using pergamenata for this one. I’m really looking forward to painting it! Continue reading