September 22, 2010

Praying mantis in three-dimensional quilling

Quilled praying mantis, front view

The praying mantis is an amazing insect who has been always fascinating me. Some time ago I was visiting Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art in Haifa when I saw a beautiful box decorated with an image of two praying mantises. The full title reads "Stationery box (Suzuri Bako), 18th c. Flowers and two praying-mantises. Lacquered wood. Design in gold hiramaki-e and mother-of-pearl inlay. Tikotin collection". This experience has become the catalyst for my decision to make a quilled praying mantis.

September 6, 2010

Shana Tova - Happy New Year

Shana Tova

In three days starts a new year by the Hebrew calendar. I'm wishing everybody who celebrates, a sweet and happy new year. May it be filled with peace, prosperity and good health. And creation, of course!

!שנה טובה ומתוקה