Thursday, October 23, 2008
A few weeks ago, I have to admit, there were only two things that I knew about a small country called Armenia. One of course was the horrible genocide of the Armenian people and the other was a memory about the news from the 80's regarding a big earth quake there killing thousands of people.
And now I had the great opportunity to visit this small, very well hidden country, bordered by Turkey, Azerbaischan, Georgia and Iran. It was a wonderful trip, even though I could neither read nor understand their language. The food was wonderful, communication is very difficult, but the friendliness of the Armenians helps and makes traveling a special and inspirational experience. They have their own alphabet, and you can see some of their letters in my short slide show. If I were a traditional quilter I would for sure use some of the very elaborate stone or wood carvings as quilting patterns. But I am very sure the memories and pictures of this trip will become part in my future art work. Have a look at my slide show to get a small impression of this very special country.