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February 22, 2011
check out this editorial for my latest rug design.
one of my latest addition to the new spring collection of hand-knotted rugs and carpets…Urban Chic… will be featured at the icff show this coming may.
in the near future i will post photos of this new rug Whip…as well as the inspiration behind this bold design.
RUG-ART is a member of GoodWeave and a participant in GW One in a Million campaign.
February 16, 2011
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast”.
…but I don’t have to live in Paris to know that…a couple of visits did it to me…but one day I’d like to live in this glamorous city.
Today I choose to post some of my favorite images I took on my visit to Paris. A friendly reminder, for myself too, of the beautiful city of Paris…a city filled with mystery…history…inspiration…a tucked away thought.
My daily dose of a visual feast…
I admire French architecture..exquisite details.
This place always got me curious…a little spooky inside…
she reminds me that I should paint more of nature…
She reminds me of my dream view…in my dreams.
…she reminds me how much I Love to sit by her fountains…eat a french dessert packed in a tiny colorful box…wrapped with silky ribbon…and a little note…just for moi.
Yes…I want to be there right now.
February 7, 2011
“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.”
There are some things in life that keep me from sitting and writing posts every day (which would be ideal for me. Just for me)…I’m sure you know what I mean when I say ‘life’. I have a lot to talk about… inspiration is everywhere and I can go on and on… but the good news is that I just got this amazing new camera… it forces me to create a new hobby: photography.
Not that I didn’t take pictures before but that camera is a sexy little piece of machine, that allows me to take shots of my rugs, room settings, samples, drawings and paintings…anything. It’s just that…when I take photos with the new camera I’m actually sitting on the ground, aiming at a subject…adjusting…exposure…light…composition…you know…almost like a pro.
Amazed at the new perspective…when all is contained… in one tiny lens…
… the night was so gorgeous I had to get out to my backyard and take some pictures of my plants…
…while my husband is shouting from the inside…the plans for our next project…
I’m all for…ambiance…
…through my new “eyes” darkness is already looking better…
…drama and ambiance…
oh, I could imagine all kinds of things happening with these two words…
…a tree trunk that looks boring during the day…look at it now…
This is my next botanical painting.
…this plant took over my backyard…now takes over the neighbor’s…hope he wont mind.
…looks like a giant illuminated pink umbrella…
…and the ambiance changes…
early morning…very early…
Love calla genus (lily).
I illustrated this elegant flower in pen and ink and gave it to a friend as Hanukkah present. We are not friends anymore (she didn’t like my painting?…) ha.
I can always make a new one…(friend or illustration?)
Can you see the hair on this gorgeous purple flower?? It looks right back at you.
…every girl loves pink… right?…bright…light…gorgeous pink…right?
doesn’t even smell like one…
you can tell by the leafs…
maybe it needs some vitamin c…
Last minute change in our backyard makeover design (yay)… few hours later we installed this beautiful noisy fountain.
I love noise.
Can’t wait to experiment more with my camera.
But like anything else…
February 3, 2011
“I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed”
Vincent Van Gogh
I will be showing few pieces of my oil paintings at smofa – Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts, in Plantation this coming weekend.
Reception is on Sat. Feb 5th , from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm, and last through March 31st.
The museum is founded by Brooklyn born artist/businessman, Max Schacknow, who believed that every artist deserves to showcase his/her talent and so he provided that opportunity using his business plan, skills and passion to build this museum for that purpose.
I took some images of my paintings and post them here. I wanted to capture the best in the paintings but my camera is not so sophisticated and I had problems with lighting. I cropped the images and got rid of the dark sections. I did get, however, my brand new Sony camera (yay) just now and I can’t wait to open the box and experiment. Then, I’ll post full size paintings for your enjoyment, and mine, very very soon.