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Sara Rivka
Eretz Yisrael
A creative jewish mom blogs about all the craft projects she's been up to.
Interests: Building a wonderful home environment for my family.Using my talents to give joy to others. Sharing and teaching my love for everything visual.
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After a really relaxing and beautiful few pages in my sketchbook filled with hebrew letters, I decided to start exploring creating on top of those pages! I had seen an owl painting tutorial by Tamara Laporte, as a part of... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at creative jewish mom
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Who knew that something as simple (for those of us who speak Hebrew especially) as writing the Hebrew alphabet with a pink paint pen on painted brush stroke could be so great looking, and not to mention for some reason... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at creative jewish mom
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This has to be one of my crazier ideas, but I just couldn't resist and it was relatively quick, so here's to whimsical upcycled art! And while this might seem like it is coming out of left field, just a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Today is day 22 of the Omer, and I might be behind on this journal page! It is true, I embarked on a counting the omer art journal project last year, which is wonderful and so interesting, but sometimes you... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! The next Jewish holiday is Lag B'Omer in just two weeks and so it is time to get crafting for that. Hmmm, this year i may just have... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Jewish weddings are a very big deal, regardless of whether you are orthodox, conservative or reform (or none of those) the wedding day is meaningful for the couples, for the families, and for the generations of family in the chain... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at creative jewish mom
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If you follow me on instagram on my art account @sara.rivka.dahan, then you certainly know that I'm on a journey to make 100 5" x 7" oil pastel drawings/paintings. (If you don't follow me, please do, I need you!) More... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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In case you have noticed, there has not been a whole lot of actual "crafting" going on around here, but that is not to say there is no creativity, on the contrary! I've been working on my art journey, which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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Today is Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Yom Hazikaron began at sundown yesterday when a siren was sounded across the country for one minute. Everybody stops what they are doing, including cars... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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Spring has arrived, more or less, so it is time to get outdoors and teach our kids about the amazing gift of the natural world! Camping is a great activity to do with children, and even if you've never done... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at creative jewish mom
My pleasure Linda, your drawings and your daily practice is wonderful and so inspiring! Which copic markers do you recommend? all the best!
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! After some warm Spring weather we had rain and cool weather on Shabbat, which is fine with me......the house felt cozy and I enjoyed sitting around and chatting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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To honor this special shabbat, namely the first one after Passover in which we traditionally prepare challah in our homes once again, this year I decided to try once again to make some small rolls shaped like keys, which we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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I am re=posting this craft from a time when my kids were much younger (7 years ago!) and I made an extra effort to make each special shabbat special. (Today I made each shabbat special with the specific traditional family... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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Today is the very sad and reflective Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. As the sun sets on the possibility of speaking with a living Holocaust survivor, and to hear first hand about the unimaginable atrocity that let to the murder... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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There is nothing quite like coming upon a patch of colorful wildflowers in Northern Israel. I'll admit, the wildflowers that we saw in Sweden two summers were pretty amazing as well, but these flowers are close to home, and very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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The gorgeous red crown anemones, that are natives in certain regions in Israel, are in bloom, well technically they were in bloom, as they are dwindling quickly. The truth is that these beauties can begin blooming here and there as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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Looking for a fun way to use up some painted paper scraps or unsuccessful art, and get organized? These reycled bottle organizers are just the thing. Of course you could choose to make a paper vase with your artwork, as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! While it is still Passover everywhere except in Israel, we are already on the other side of Passover, and today is actually a day where many celebrate by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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Passover is sadly coming to an end, and we have one last shabbat (those outside of Isreal have 2 days of holiday) to enjoy matzo (we enjoy it!) with all the homemade Moroccan salads that taste especially amazing on Passover.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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Spring is here, and while a bit chilly, no complaints as the days have been perfect for Passover outings with the family! Wow, I am so grateful to live in such an amazing location, here in Northern Israel, with an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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Last year, during the week of Passover,when we do not do art, I had the idea of making an art journal for counting the omer. Once Passover ended I quickly prepared pages, 49 plus, one for each day of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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We are now in the middle of the seven day Passover holiday, which also means we have started a period on the Jewish calendar called sefirat haomer, which means the counting of the omer. This is a 49 day period... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at creative jewish mom
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With a rising number of parents becoming stay-at-home parents, and more focus on family in general, many families will be thinking about financial security. While financial security as a family, today, tomorrow and in the future is the greatest concern,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at creative jewish mom
Thanks so much for stopping by, today is the first day of Passover, and I am unplugged as we celebrate with the Passover seder (only 1 in Israel, 2 elsewhere) so it just wouldn't seem appropriate to be holding a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at creative jewish mom