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Who Wants to Win a Fabulous Ice Pop Signed Giclee Print Worth $75???

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Who Wants to Win a Fabulous Ice Pop Signed Giclee Print Worth $75???

17 Comments 24 July 2011

Win a Fabulous Limited Edition Summer Ice Pop Print!!!!

When I stumbled across Joel Penkman’s  artwork, I really wanted to eat it right off of the screen. I wrote to this talented artist (who happens to live in the UK) and asked if she would offer one of his prints to our Jewish Hostesses and she immediately said YES!!! (Joel is a girl)

Win  1 of Joel’s 10 artist’s proofs that are not, and will never be for sale anywhere else. Signed, dated and  with a certificate of authenticity from artist Joel Penkman.
This print is unframed,11.8″ x 15.7″.
This print of‘”Fabs’ is an original painting by Joël Penkman. The original artwork was painted in egg tempera on a gesso board.
“Hi Marlene,
Here’s something about me:
I love food, and I love to paint, so combining the two seemed like a good idea. 
My compositions are simple still-life studies with plain backgrounds to make easier for individuals to make their own connection to the artworks. Because food triggers memories and emotion, people will often tell me a story about themselves and a depicted food. I like that people can bring something of themselves to the artworks.
My favourite medium is egg tempera. It is very time consuming as I make the gesso to prepare my boards and grind my own paint to mix. But the results are worth it.
I was born and raised in New Zealand. After finishing my degree in Fine Arts I moved to the UK where I have worked for the last seven years in some of 
Manchester’s most regarding design agencies. This year I decided to branch out and more seriously pursue a career in the fine arts.
I hope my pictures will make people smile... Joel.”

1- CLICK HERE to SUBSCRIBE (the winner must be on our subscribe list).

2- Comment below and tell us where you would put your  limited and signed authentic gicle’e print 11.8″ x 15.7″.

3- Check out  Joel’s Etsy page HEREfor more of her “edible” prints!

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Sephardic Hagaddahs for Your Seder

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Sephardic Hagaddahs for Your Seder

1 Comment 20 March 2010

If you are a Sephardic Jew, or are attending a Sephardic Seder here is a great

selection of Sephardic Hagaddahs as well as other Passover items and gifts.

The top two images are content  images from the Sephardic Illuminated Hagaddah.They are designed, painted and handwritten in watercolor by Benjamin Hassan. The design are inspired by architectural details from synagogues around the world.Each copy is $500 and is a limited edition of 613 copies.

The Hagaddas pictured pictured below are much more affordable at prices ranging from $9.95 and up.

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An Afikoman Bag to Make With Your Kids


An Afikoman Bag to Make With Your Kids

No Comments 20 March 2010

Its easy to get wrapped up in Passover planning and forget the real purpose of the holiday. Our kids. The memories we create year by year are what they carry with them forever. So, as I started planning my Passover menu, I put down my pen and said to Sarah, “Lets make a Pesach craft.”  Inspired by Kaboose,we gathered some

    • watercolor paints
    • watercolor paper
    • ribbon or raffia
    • hole punch
    • watecolor pencils
    • stencils
    • kosher salt
  1. Cut  a large piece of watercolor paper into 2 large pieces- about 11×13 inches.
  2. Mix your watercolors paints with water to create the colors of your choice.
  3. Spray or spread a thin layer of water on top of the watercolor paper. Blot it slightly with a paper towel so its not too wet.
  4. Paint and splatter paints onto the watercolor paper to your hearts content, letting the colors bleed onto each other.
  5. Sprinkle some kosher salt on top of the colors, the effects are fun to watch.
  6. When dry, stencil the words afikoman in English or Hebrew on a separate piece of watercolor paper using watercolor pencils. Watercolor pencils are fun to use. After drawing your design, wet the design with a brush and watch a mere colored pencil drawing turn into a watercolor design.

  1. You can also stencil flowers or any other design on a separate paper.
  2. Punch holes approximately 2 inches apart along the perimeters of both pages along 3 sides of the pages in order to leave an opening for the afikoman.
  3. Make sure the holes on both pages line up!
  4. Thread a ribbon or raffia through the holes- its a great sewing lesson for little kids!
  5. Make a knot or bow at the end.
  6. Glue the Afikoman words, and your other stencil embellishments onto one of the painted papers.
  7. Enjoy your child’s masterpiece!
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