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”Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing”.
I love to travel, as you already know, especially for work. I get to see my designs how, step by step, everything comes together and the amount of people who help us make it all happen. This past trip though I couldn’t leave to Nepal but husband (Vidal) did and he came back with lots of goodies for me: news, pictures, ideas and anything creative that feeds my soul.
This collection of images of our latest designs, still at hard work, is a true reminder of the effort, commitment and all the hard work put together to make a true passion happen.
On the same note, every day I learn something new be it about myself or about work. Along the way one realizes that things don’t always come right the first time. Or one must adjust to the changes occurring in the field of choice. Or being able to recognize an opportunity even in tough times and discover joy even when you work hard.
That being said, we really have some amazing people as artisans working with us abroad. With every new collection production they never cease to amaze us with their commitment and enthusiasm, which make our mission so much more special.
I thought I’d share this with you:
all made by hand for RUG ART INTERNATIONAL
Remember my career day post? well, a couple of days ago my daughter came back from school handing me Thank you letters from my young new fans – these beautiful young minds watched me in action, when i stood in front of them in school and shared my work and my passion, while handing everyone postcards with rug designs . I felt I had to share some of them with you:
here is a card from a ten yrs old boy, who got a postcard with calabasas rug image on it. he designed a thank you card inspired by this rug.the sweetest thing i’ve seen -
this boy does value time and effort -
here is another bright and colorful thank you card designed by a young girl, who not only focused on one calabasas inspired motif, but sweetly enough compared me to Romano Brito. I’ll quote:
“Dear Rug art Company,
…you did make this career day special for me I am really impressed how you draw. at first I thought a artist named Romano Brito drawed very pretty but when I saw Rug art company Romano Brito is gone in my mind now my favorite artist is you”.
i couldn’t stop smiling.
it all came to us as a surprised and my husband and i are simply delighted.
“the most honest feedback one can get usually comes from a young mind. ” sigal s.
don’t you think?
Where romance meet inspiration:
The latest beautiful rug shown in go-design-go is my inspiration from one of the most romantic places on our planet: venezia, the canal…don’t you agree?
romantic and contemporary in feel, this rug illustrates twists and turns that compose a continuous pattern, resembling the twists and turns of the canal itself.
when i designed this hand-made rug i loved the idea that i was able to play with my sketch, directing my pencil anywhere i wanted on the paper, much the same way when i followed the canal turns through the streets of venice.
the truth is the picture of the rug here make no justice. you will have to stop by our showroom to truly see and feel this unique piece.
i love how the soft rich tibetan wool beautifully contrasts with the softness of the various silk fibers that are weaved into the pattern, composing a love affair feel and appeal.
thank you godesigngo.
it’s never too late to wish you all a
HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR
today was a career day at my daughter’s school and if it was up to her, she would put me on her list of volunteers everyday of the school year. but someone has to design rugs right?
so last night i packed a little suitcase where i put a couple of rug samples, rug images, sketches, silk yarn box and inspiration boards.
in the classroom i talked for three and a half hours, class after class came to me and i, like a magician, pulled my tools out of the suitcase and presented my work to a ten year olds students. boy, were they interested. they loved the inspirational stories behind “kama” and “spice” designs and most of them asked grown up questions like “where your rugs are showing?” or “how much a 20′x30′ silk rug cost?” (that’s a funny one), or “do you ever not finding an inspiration for your rugs?”
i also mentioned to the students about our partnership with goodweave and explained our shared mission. i could see the surprise on their faces.
the kids’ favorite moment was when i opened the box containing 400 silk poms and let them touch and feel it, they were like whoaaa…you got to love that reaction. someone even said it looked like a giant makeup kit.
i handed out postcards with my rug images and encouradged the students to email me any questions or ideas they might have. i truly enjoyed the presentation and could tell they did too.
honestly, i did not think that my career, with its highs and lows, would entice such young audience. but then again…
i guess art is