The bookends of Shabbat: lighting candles on Friday night and Havdalah on Saturday night.

I have been so busy painting and working that Illustration Friday has not been a priority. But here I'm sharing two paintings I've done recently. Feeling the spring of the canvas and the spread of the paint is so satisfying compared to mouse clicking. My goal: about 25 new painting by September 18th for the Jewish Arts Festival. With only seven completed, I've got miles to go! I'll share more of the work when there's time to photograph and upload. I'd welcome any comments.

We had a wonderful havdalah on Saturday after the ball game with 11 youth groupers. It's great to have teens in the house while mine are away!