Monday, June 08, 2009

Melinama does Illustration Friday: "Craving."

This week I had a craving for a stress-reduction art project. When I feel jittery, drawing or painting things which go over and under (like, for instance, Celtic (or Bulgarian) knots) is very calming. I guess you could call it self-medication.

I combined that with another of my addictions this week: I adore Jewish proverbs, although I find fully 80% mostly incomprehensible, possibly because I'm a convert. This one appeals to me, as does the similar saying: "Can't go over it. Can't go under it. Can't go around it. Gotta go through it." (That's for after this one, the one I illustrated, fails.)

It's based on a Bukharan ornament in a book I bought at the Strand Bookstore for a buck.

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At 2:02 PM, Blogger josh pincus is crying said...

This is very cool. Great design. With different sentiment, it could be a ketubah.
My favorite yiddish proverb is: May you grow like an onion with your head in the ground and your feet pointing tyo the sky.

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Rui Sousa said...

NICE ONE! REALLY GREAT JOB!It´s a well done work, and it´s a great interpretation of the subject.

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