Monday, October 27, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Visiting Armenia

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.

Quilt National

'rejections', detail

Very exciting news. My piece 'rejections' made it into QN' 09. For more information about QN' 09 please visit their web site

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jewelry piece of the month

The sound of this bangle is what makes me want to wear it all the time, and yes it reminds me always of summer, sun and sand beaches.