Hope my readers are having a happy Chanukah. I am very busy this month and next with my bookkeeping service, so I don't usually have time to post to the blog. However, I made this card which has been well received and I've had several orders. The photo was of a sunset seen from my house. I played with it a bit in Photoshop. I didn't feel like using the standard picture of a hanukkiah (the special menorah/candelabra with 9 candle holders for Chanukah.) I liked the sunset colors, they remind me a bit of the colors of the flames from the Chanukah candles. The words are from the prophet Zechariah and are part of the liturgy on the holiday.
I did a craft fair a couple of weeks ago and some of the people were surprised to see texts on my cards from Jewish, Christian and Apache sources. If the words speak to me, I like to include them with my artwork. I think the meaning is more important than the source.