I sent these sketches to a client this morning. They are roughs for a painting to be given to a Rabbi’s daughter who celebrated her Bat Mitzvah last Shabbat. There just wasn’t time in my schedule to get it done before the event, but I hope she’ll be surprised to get the gift afterwards. The client has chosen the first sketch–we weren’t sure that a girl should be pictured lifting the Torah for someone in the Conservative Movement. The trees of life will be done in jewel tones to look like stained glass and the “ner tamid” or eternal light will shine down on the special moment.