Sunday, November 17, 2013

Day 1 and the start of Day 2

I've really gotten into these Chanukah paintings but doubt I will complete 8 by the right time.  What is interesting to me is that I am drawing the Shamash candle, the middle one that lights all the other candles, as a female symbol - when I always thought of it as a male candle (don't ask me why).  I am trying to decide if I am bridging the gap between the familiar Christmas female figure and the Jewish symbols.

Or maybe I just like drawing a familiar female figure.

I like that tough little figure holding up her candle to be lit.  She's capture my heart.

And oh boy do I need a new light in my scanner!!! That background!



Pamela Smallcomb said...

These are so charming, and capture the feeling of family beautifully, Mim! xox

Lisa at Greenbow said...

So sweet. Candles always remind me of males. ha... The light from the candles is definitely female though. Love your drawings. They have such feeling.

kj said...

That little girl: I enlarged her and she has my heart too

I want your energy and motivation. I think I am watching project runway while you are hard at art :-)


Amanda said...

Oh my goddess are we already at Hanukkah? Boy did that creep up on me fast! Now when I light the shammash I will think of your little candle creature!

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studio lolo said...

I love your creative brain :)♥

Snowbrush said...

They're as lovely as they are sweet.

marianne said...

They are all so lovely and I am always in awe of your work with watercolors ♥M