Monday, July 2, 2018
I'm late to post this, but here it is! It's nervewracking to be interviewed, let alone videoed, but Emma Reilly was extremely kind and thoughtful. It was a good experience even just for this reason, to see someone skilled in their craft.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Wednesday afternoon, delivering the Torah scroll I wrote after computer proofreading, to Congregation Shaarei Shamayim in Madison, Wisconsin. I was delighted by a warm welcome and an evening of Torah and discussion with the community.
I was also lucky to pick up a copy of Taking Flight, a book by local Madisonian Michael Edmonds about the relationship between birds and humans in the Midwest. I'm particularly interested in this subject as a student of humane, tiny/occasional-scale shehitah, but the book will fascinate anyone with a passing interest in birds or ecology.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
This is for a birkon for my stepson Shelomoh, who is nearing bar mitsvah. It is made up according to his enchanting specifications: birds, a crown, initials in pomegranates, background as red as a stop sign. Since I have trouble distinguishing many hues (there is a reason most of my art is monochrome), I had to rely on the paint tube label ("brilliant red") for the last request in his list; lately I have been told that many of the clothes I thought were red are in fact some kind of orange or coral.