Designer Shell (Michelle) Rummel is drawn to the mysterious colors of the ever-changing sea, the graceful majesty of trees and the organic lines and patterns in a Gustav Klimt or Egon Schiele painting. She is inspired by the natural world around her.
Shell is a successful and established presence in the fine art, wedding and stationery markets. Her award-winning watercolor artwork has been represented in retail stores and fine art galleries nationwide. Her work can be found on a growing list of products, including rugs, pillows, bedding, bath, textiles, wall art, house paint, fabric by the yard and craft and stationery gifts. It’s Shelli’s Judaica work, though, that I love the most.
Shell has been designing ketubot for nearly 20 years. When she first began, ketubah designs on the market were rather traditional. Shell wanted to create something new. Her designs originate as hand painted watercolor paintings that reimagine traditional symbolic imagery and concepts in a fresh and modern way. She also designs beautiful B’nai Mitzvah invitations, B’nai Mitzvah certificates for synagogues, new baby gift prints, clergy appreciation gifts and Jewish celebration greeting cards.
Shell’s ketubot are available exclusively at Ketubah.com, her Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitations are available at Invitations By Dawn and Invitations4less offers both her Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah collections.