Updated: Dec 1, 2021
The last holiday in the Hebrew calendar
is the holiday of Shavuot, a holiday of farmers, because such were our ancestors once. The holiday of harvest, finally after all the work invested all year, comes the time to reap the labor and enjoy the fruits which in this case are the wheat.
Lately, we have learned to appreciate the little things that together form the big picture of our lives - to enjoy the white foam on the coffee, a cup of coffee in a cafe, a good meal in a restaurant, the possibility of walking without a mask outside.
The livelihood also became not obvious. When a customer came to me and ordered a special bag, and said that, a year and a half ago she saw a bag that I made for another customer, and wrote to herself that one day she would order a gift for her birthday from me! it makes me so appreciative and grateful!
A custom made/made to order design
Sometimes, the process of working on a special order is simple, this time it was complicated. The design does not always "easily accept" the new dimensions, it "fights" them, and it takes time, and planning to achieve the best result with the new dimensions, In this case, it's an oversize pouch. The client wanted there to be several carrying options: on the shoulder, cross body and also on the waist. Due to the huge size, not all options were available in one strap. It was necessary to create another shorter strap that would only fit the waist.
Shavuot and White
Shavuot is a holiday where it is customary to wear white, and eat foods made from dairye, so a picture of a white bag is mandatory.
White is a combination of all colors together, and yet it has purity and cleanliness. The statement that white gets dirtier is not really true, white is just more exposed and does not let the dirt hide. When white leather is new and clean, there is nothing more beautiful than it, and of course a white leather bag goes with all colors! I wish a Happy holiday to those who celebrate, and to those who don't, just use white accessories, it goes great with the upcoming summer!
My friend the painter Aliza Gutman painted a bouquet of thistles, that are the flowers that we see all over in the Israeli summer. She was inspired by the Poet Natan Yonatan, and thats what she says "If a Sore Thorn Pain by Nathan Jonathan is written in 1973
The poem was written as a love song in the same year the son of Yonatan, Lior was killed. After that, the poem that was composed, took a turn to a man's love song for his homeland, rocks and also for the love of a father for his son."
My friend the jeweler, Irit Digmi has many white earrings, In these
Gold-plated earring inlaid with crystal texture, the stones look like a brushstroke between transparent and opaque. Irit says: "White opens up all the chakras and makes me take a deep breath like a mint candy feeling.