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Silk Chuppah





So, last fall my friends and fellow Parrotheads honored me with the request to paint a Chuppah for their wedding.  "Yes of course I would love too" I said.  "What is a Chuppah?"  
Basically, it is the canopy under which the wedding ceremony is performed and symbolizes the home.  


This was a daunting task for me for a few reasons, one because it was for there special day and two because painting on fabric like silk was new to me.  The only requirements were dolphins needed to be included and the colors.  For months I thought about what to do and finally, this past spring an idea came to me.  I drew up the designs and sent them to the couple.  Yeah!  They approved!  OK, now how to paint on silk...yeah for you tube.  Found a great tutorial and went to work gathering the supplies needed.  I can do this!  Uh-Oh...just totally ruined that piece of silk.  :(  Better get more.  With just a few weeks before the wedding I started working on the Chuppah.  The couple was getting a excited and I was stressing out big time!  This is such a special piece of work that it had to be just right.  Of course it was finished in time, but was still nervous for them to see it and being the creator, I just couldn't help but feel that the few drip spots would look awful and they would hate it.  In my mind they were the size of a bowling ball and they stood out like a sore thumb.  When they happy  couple picked it up a week before the big day they were very pleased.  Woo Hoo!  Here it is for the world to see.  Mazel Tov to these wonderful people!

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