A story about one mother and a lot of trees. I wrote it a long time ago. Now it’s printed on a fine paper and ready to be sent to you, would you like that? Anywhere on the globe, just leave your mailing address and a small story with one illustration will be on its [...]
I am very excited to share with you that I am taking part in the 100 Book Covers to Fight Illiteracy project. 100 artists from 28 countries redesigned the book covers of 100 classic novels that appear on the Observer’s list of 100 Greatest Novels of All Times. The goal of the project is to support the fight against [...]
Handmade kindergarten bag, Felt and cotton, 31x33cm
The first one was for me. This one is a present. 2013 diary 17×23.5cm
Make my characters move. Find a big box, like the one you get when you buy a refrigerator, cut a window and get inside. Tell a story together with my paper creatures. I will make their hands and head and mind move. 2013 diary, 17×23.5cm, the character on the cover helped me get that [...]
I would like to take my drawings everywhere. I want them to to walk with me and be my best friends. I want them to see the world and travel around. With a sketch book I can hug my characters, hug my thoughts, hug myself. 30 pages sketch book, 490g , home made hard cover, [...]
These days my mind is over occupied. Decisions must take place. Looking at my illustration,though, I am very proud. Walking calmly straight and full, thank god I have another universe to live in.
I often imagine my self playing the saxophone solo of the song “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon. I love the saxophone part, absolutely love it. This illustration is dedicated with love to my cousin’s 10 year old son who just started to play the Saxophone. Good luck, dear!
His first birthday came and I drew these characters for him.
It takes me a lot of time to say out loud what my guts understand immediately. I was not happy with the diary I made, cannot really explain why, but it didn’t have that ‘swing’. I made a new one. All Right!
I have no chance against mechanical production. It takes me long time to choose, cut and glue my paper illustrations. I came to this conclusion: my work is at its best when it is bear, when you can actually touch the paper pieces. No printer will do the job, but i will. I made one, [...]
Barefoot in the park. It felt good.
New diary, new year, new beginning.
I made it at home. It has some faults. 40 pages, hard cover, round corners, squared paper. The illustration is made of colors cut out of the daily newspaper and plastic glue. 14.3 x 20.8 cm.
Not a lot of people read my blog, but those who do, are precious to me. I got the sweetest offer from a kind lady living far away from where I do, to send me pink newspaper. This message charged me with new energy and sure put a big smile on my face.
One thing (at least) we have in common, my hairdresser and I, is that we both need scissors in our hands. I love the sound scissors make, “snip snip”. Any way, he is hosting me and my work, and we got this precious corner. Come up and visit my cornershop in the big city TLV! [...]
Did you know that pink is the most rare color in the newspaper? My dream is to find a whole pink page in the newspaper dedicated with love only to me! Bubble talk/ paper and glue on a pine wood, 40 x 30 cm.
small. personal. huggable.
I felt a little bit down in the last few days. A strong feeling directed me to the nursery, and I came home with three new plants. Plants remind me to smile and a song is in playing in my head when I see them.
As a child I always wanted people to talk with me, older people, people who know something about life. I used to talk with my grandma, she would tell me about people, about life. I have written down everything she told me. At this time of a year i used to call her and remind [...]
Spring. 21 x 21 cm, paper on cardboard
Little pieces of paper. I glue them one next to another. The colors are extracted from the daily news paper. Nursing Pups / paper and glue on a pine wood, 40x 30 cm.
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I have been working on a little web store for some of my work. The store is not ready yet, but the first product is. It is the Paper Penguin! A limited edition of 50 signed pieces of a reproduction of the Paper Penguin printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 gsm paper, size 36 x 43 [...]
Now I work like this. My baby boy and me with a baby carrier. Stomach to stomach we touch, and I can kiss his head. My hands are free to do whatever is on my pile for the day.
I can live without new clothes or shoes for more then a year, I can order the same dish from a restaurant if it taste good, but I can never be satisfied with my bags. Must change them every day, must make new ones, must look around for the next bag. This is my first [...]
42 weeks passed and finally I gave birth to a baby boy. I hope you all excuse me for being away for so long, and not responding to your emails and comments (hope to catch up real soon). Special thanks to Maike Keuben from the Orange Farmhouse who wrote a Guest Post about my work [...]
Five pencil cases swam in the sea They were happy, as happy can be In the waves they were gently rocked Yes! You can have one for free, don’t be shocked The first four people that will leave their home address at the contact form will have one of them swim to their mailbox. Update: [...]
No lines between them, just a color near a color, this is what gets me excited. Cutting the little pieces from the newspaper and gluing them on the cardboard one next to another. One color is defining another color’s shape, and the game begins. The illustration starts its first step, and I don’t really know [...]
This summer is so hot – up to 37 degrees, not to mention the humidity, my god the humidity! I felt that only a fabric light bag will do, so I made me one, red simple with no obligations. It is made from an old fabric that used to be my bed sheet. Since it [...]
T-shirts are the walking galleries of the 21st century. In this galley you don’t have to be quiet. In fact, T-shirts will attract people’s attention and may help to start a conversation. As long as it gets you to talk or think, it is doing its job.
It takes me about three to four weeks to make a paper doll, not including the time it takes to go through all my sketchbooks looking for the chosen sketch. This one came as a surprise to me. On the sketchbook he is only 2.8 x 2 cm, I barely saw him while thumbing through [...]
The most famous artworks in the western culture were commissioned work. The Sistine Chapel for example, is a masterpiece made by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Sandro Botticelli not as a capricious way to express their inner feelings but was ordered for a purpose. I don’t do commissioned work form churches (yet), but I do have [...]
Albert Einstein once said: “If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” One thing is for sure, my table is mostly messy. It usually starts fine. All the paper pieces are in their boxes, the glue is near the scissors, but once the search for the [...]
This catalog was published in 2005 for my “Ripples of Glue” exhibition. It was exhibited in “Lohamei Haghetaot” gallery. I still have some copies of it left. If you want, I will be happy to send you one. Please leave a message in the contact page and include your home address.
It happened today. The phone rang from “Am Oved” publishing house. The book I have been working on for the last two years (and dreaming about for five years) is officially released to the stores. You can have a look on some of the illustrations here at my website. The beautiful song was written by O. [...]
Sketchbooks are my favorite companion. The paper dolls, the illustrations, they all began with a sketch. Mr. Cupressus was a sketch too, only 7.5 cm height. but now he is a 84 x 32 cm doll, made of felt. His shirt holes made my thumb lose it’s nerve sense for six month! (yes, it came [...]
It is funny to see how similar our dog and cat are. They will always keep a distance from each other, but will usually go to the same area or clean themselves at the same time. Ooh, aren’t they sweet?
Wood blocks are the best toy ever. I found my self diving into my own world playing with them after diner.
Finding black and white colors in the daily newspaper is harder then finding other colors. In my mind, it was supposed to be easier, but like many other theories, in was not working in realty. It actually took me long time to find different shades of gray. Thank god they were a patient family.
it was 37 degrees out there. Our cat decided that the best place to be is in the sink of the washing machine. When i saw her i was a little bit surprised, but very proud.
Many sketches from my sketch book are reborn as a doll, but what about the sketches with head on and no body? Don’t they deserve attention too? Here are two of them on a pillow made of felt., It was just a test but it made my friend very happy to get them as a [...]
Sitting and drawing in front of the computer for this projects is interesting, going to the printing house is exciting! The drum bit of the big machines, the smell of paper and seeing the work coming out from the big machine. I usually go there with the graphic designer. We are both a little bit [...]
I spent a day with my cousin’s sons. Each of us drew some monsters and we made a contest (their mother was the judge). We collected all the drawings into a simple A4 book. This monster did not win any prize but I liked him, so here he is.
This cactus made out of felt was made especially for a friend of mine, she loves cactus, and often buys them. it was her bachelorette party where she gave real one for every guest, and got one from me.
Every week I get a delivery of organic fruits and vegetables to my door step (I love this arrangement). I usually know what’s inside, but this time when I opened it, the color really stroked me.
The shop that exhibits my work, Carousela, asked me to transform their two dimensional logo into three dimensions. It was for their one year celebrations.
The thing with obsession is that if you have one (paper) you will soon develop another. When it comes to bags I can not help my self. I feel like I am on a mission to bring together all the beautiful bags into my home. I am not to blame, They call on me. Wherever [...]
This little fellow (38 cm height and 40 cm wide) weights only 180 gr. I build my dolls from rings of paper with glue. when the ring is dry i put another one on it and so on. the result is very firm but light. The dolls are hollow which makes them easy to balance [...]
Is it obvious or should I tell you that I’m obsessed with the daily newspaper? I never throw them out until i finish taking all their colors out. since i don’t do it very quickly it usually piles up. When I do cut the color out, it makes me very happy. I love all the [...]
It all started when I was in Denmark for an exchange student program. Being a student and in a foreign country made money take a big roll in every choice I took, so my artistic choices were influenced too. Christmas came and we had to make a three dimensional ornaments for the tree,(did I mention [...]