Ellen Miller Braun was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Drawing on her natural talent, Ellen studied fine arts at Northeastern Illinois University. Ellen and her husband decided to follow their heart felt dream and moved to Israel with their children in 1983. Ellen’s inspiration comes directly from G-d, and reflects her love of her wonderful, growing family and living in Israel.
The story of how Ellen began creating micro calligraphy is almost as inspiring as the works of art themselves. One day I woke and the need to do this (micro calligraphy) descended and enveloped me. However, I am a person who needs time to think things over and I wasn’t ready to do something like this at that point in my already busy life. Two weeks later, Ellen’s husband got a call from one of his friends in California. They wanted to start marketing micrography in their area and asked for Eliezer's help finding suppliers. Once Ellen heard this, she understood the gift she was being given. She told her husband about doing micro calligraphy herself... and the rest as they say, is history.
Even with her extensive art background, Ellen really just took it one step at a time. Each time she developed a piece she learned something new, starting with the fact that she is the only one in the world to use a calligraphy pen and water color paint to create her pieces. Some pieces taking as much as 11 months to create. Ellen knows that G-d was guiding her on this new journey. The first piece she created was Shir Ha Shirim - the idea was just there. The next two pieces, Ezekiel 36 and Lion of Judah, came as suggestions from her husband. Ellen began creating her micro calligraphy art in 1999, Her exquisite designs are sold as both numbered, limited fine art reproductions, and non-numbered editions, which can be viewed in her Gallery. Ellen also has created numerous pieces for private collections.
Ellen's unique micro calligraphy art can be found throughout the world, bringing inspiration, hope and joy to people from all backgrounds. Her work is featured in both public and private venues and has also been included as a page in a special women’s prayer book, "Ani Le' Dodi V'Dodi Li" and as a teaching tool in a Jewish school text book.
In addition Ellen lectures on the development of this fascinating Jewish art form, bringing another layer of insight to the history of Israel and the Jewish people. If you are interested in inviting Ellen to speak you are welcome to contact her directly by emailing nishmati [!at] pobox.com
Calligraphy Bible Art
The beautiful Calligraphy Bible Art pictures are created from Hebrew words and letters. The Hebrew words are taken from the Bible, creating a beautiful picture while inspiring at the same time.
Ellen creates her Bible Art using very small letters which are called micro calligraphy. The finished product is a beautiful picture created from these small letters. Micrography is another term used for this kind of art. Ellen chose the term micro calligraphy for her Bible Art to express the exact meaning of her work: tiny letters and words, calligraphy, blending together to create the designs and figures on her paper.
My Bible Calligraphy Creations
My Bible Calligraphy Creations