The end result of an adventure in graphics
|Noah's invitation, closed. the text comes from God's promise to never again destroy the earth after the flood.|
The text is written in the form of a stylized olive leaf.
Marissa suggested the muted olive green ink. Diane who loves muted colors found a sage green envelope.
Other times when I have done invitations, my work has been begun by hand, but then I manipulate the art work on the computer. This time, I worked the old fashioned way, completely by hand. Each draft was begun anew with pencil and rolling ruler. It was actually pleasant working this way. Marissa shrunk my work down by about 20% . Both Diane and I were grateful to Marissa's experience which made both of our lives much easier. The paper is a yummy textured ivory paper. It just feels good in the hand.
I like to have invitations feel a little cinematic, to have the story of the invitation transform as you open it up. I also try hard to have an invitation work both for Hebrew readers and for those who can't read Hebrew, all while trying not to be too obnoxiously pedagogical.
|The back of the invitation text is the translation of the Hebrew texts used inside the invitation.|
|Noah's thank you card makes use of the same leaf motif|