30.12.2009

*2009*

this year is past, soon....what a year!
lots of working...sometimes I spent 16 hours a day in my atelier....but the result is it worth...lots of travelling...I spent hours and hours exploring the souks of morocco, jordan and turkey....

in between a little *tea break*...I remember the time when I visited the Grand Bazar in Istanbul....sitting on a little chair, a little glass strong, sweet *turkish black tea* and it was raining...heavy spring rain over Istanbul...the man who served the tea gave me little turkish biscuits as a little gift...for the tea *what a bliss*!

after I went to a little shop..asked for something special and the friendly young man took me to a place over the rooftops of the Grand Bazar....I found myself in a place like in Ali Baba´s cavern....after the Bazar was closing I went to my little, cozy hotel room....my silver ballerinas wet...wet of the rain....and I was listening the rain....*break* woke up in the morning and felt like the Muezzin of the Sultan Ahmet mosque is sitting next to me with a giant megaphone...calling for the morning prayer..... ;-)
sometimes...sometimes I felt *sad* and *ugly*.....a lost, beloved grandfather....a broken heart....and a lost friendship....sometimes I counted the windows of the big building in front of my atelier...again and again...sometimes I wanted to escape....going far away in a *desert oasis*....somewhere in the middle of the nowhere....*hidden* and *silence*...but after the rain comes always the sun! *what a bliss*! :-)
I thank god for this year, for all the experiences...the good ones and the bad ones....and for my dear family, my friends, especially for the great support of my friends who are living in morocco.... I am still touched and want to say *shukran bezzafff* again for the always very warm welcome....for my clients and all of you, my blog readers...the silent readers and the readers who left a comment from time to time :-)

I never did new years resolutions...but I guess that I will spend more time than before living and working between the two countries *germany* and *morocco* and the adventure is going on...soon!

*happy new year 2010*

pictures: Hassan Krifa

27.12.2009

*hello*hello*

do you remember me?? It´s me...*Sir John* the cat is talking to you today again...
aahhhhh...it´s Christmas time...come with me and take a *sneak peak* in the girl´s home....
I am always wondering...little *camels* caravaning in our home at any time...!?
inbetween cozy *wool*....I love to been hidden inbetween layers of wool blankets....and...this wool must be something special...I can smell *morocco*...no...a moroccan sheep...*purr*
another *camel* is caravaning....ahem....*cat* is sleeping....*Mr.X* and me love it hanging around in the living room...watching the birds outside sitting in the maple tree....
watching little silver moons....
sparkling christmas balls in the tree....*ahem* anyone seen the peacocks? *purr*
and watching the girl *knitting*....I told the *girl* hundred times that I want to help her *knitting*..but she doesn´t liked it...*meow*...
dearest cats and kitten...I wish you a relaxing time with your housemates....*purr* and I will be back, soon...next year ;-) and...

*happy sunday*

written with love
*Sir John* the cat ;-)

24.12.2009

*merry christmas*

and *happy holidays* :-)
a very special *thanks* to my dear family and my dear friends and my dear clients from allover the world :-)

*love*

Petra :-)

22.12.2009

*winter wedding tale*

the *sparkling* ingredients :-)
for the *winter bride*...
delicate *embroidery* on shimmering silk...
a litte *camel* caraving on pure wool...
a hint of *aquamarine*....
and *sparkling* accessories...
the little *details*...ah...the moroccan twist... ;-)
for the *winter bride*...
for the *winter groom*...
and for the *winter bride´s* cute little son :-)

made with love for a german-moroccan *winter wedding tale* :-)

20.12.2009

*Saada*

is her name...never heard before?? ;-)
she is a very kind Lady with a beautiful smile....
I still try to figure out who wrote this words...*shukran* and *danke schön*....it wasn´t me...
probably *Saada* left a *secret* message for me??
I remember my first time in morocco and I am still surprised how good the coffee blend tastes in the land of *fresh mint tea*....and even the little two table street cafe´s offers you a little glass of *aromatic* coffee....what a bliss! :-)

*happy sunday*

P.S.: want to buy fresh roasted coffee? find it in the little coffee shop located in the rue sidi mohamed ben abdellah in the medina of Essaouira, 500 g for 30 DIR :-)

*colours of morocco*

whenever I am going to morocco, I am watching, 24 hours a day..nonstop :-)...the colours...and what´s happen in my mind??
*colour swirl*....my hands are *sewing* little treasuries....sometimes..sometimes I wish, wherever I am going..carrying my sewing machine with me...sitting down on the street and *sewing*...
pillows in beautiful colours....with delicate *cactus silk* embroidery....
and *mozona*... means traditional, moroccan berber metal sequins...usually used in morocco for decorating traditional berber textiles like wedding blankets...and sometimes..sometimes...a little sparkling sequin and a piece of shimmering silk is the inspiration for much more....pillows :-)

P.S.: Thanks very much, Maryam for mention the little lemon citrine pillow :-)

19.12.2009

*magic black*

a *windy* day in Essaouira...some time ago....somewhere hidden in the medina....
a very *black* burned down house....next to the ancient medina wall...and the sea....splashing seafom....salt in the air....
and.... the *black* burned down house goes perfect with a *cobalt* blue, blue wool coat ;-)
and a *white* tunic goes perfect with the door....of the *black* burned down house...

*magic black* ;-)

pictures: Hassan Krifa (merci) ;-)

18.12.2009

style of the week :-)

this week: colour inspiration :-)
sitting on a *green*green* carpet....
wearing *yellow*yellow* pointed, soft leather babouches...
and deep *indigo* blue...with a hint of *white*....
in a *magic* country....in a *blue* and *white* city....and watched myself in a *yellow* and *blue* painted mirror....

:-)

16.12.2009

*new* :-)

now for sale in my dawanda-shop :-)
*new* colours of pincushion sets...
and another, colourful *limited edition* draft snakes :-)

*make it cozy* ;-)

14.12.2009

*essaouira love*

another *magic* afternoon....
a few *magic* carpets...*fly*fly* me away....
a beautiful girl....
elegant vintage jewellery...probably somewhere from the nowhere in the desert....
and a pure *white* linen tunic dress... glassbead embroidered elegant collar....and for the moroccan *twist* a few little *white* buttons on the sleeves and side slashes....

inspired by the blue and white atlantic coast city...made with love for *you*,*you* and *you* ;-)

*new* for sale in my dawanda-shop :-) custom made in size: S,M,L,XL,2XL

model: sandra cripps pictures: hassan krifa :-)

P.S.: in case you like the vintage jewellery,want become an owner of an magic carpet or any of the moroccan treasures showed on the pictures...find this and much more vintage treasuries at Mustapha´s shop, rue d´marrakech, essaouira, morocco or contact me at ranipink(at)hotmail.de

12.12.2009

*12 days*

passed by quick...living in morocco...a kind of *real* life...
in a little medina apartment with blue, blue doors and faded pink walls....wearing a blue,blue scarf...
carrying a traditional bag...every day...walking in the green, green souk....cooking in a tiny kitchen tajine...fresh mint tea for breakfast and inbetween...dealing with the cockroaches....sometimes I felt *fou* ;-)
wearing *henna* on my hands....talking *fusion* language...one sentence contained arabic, darija, french and english words....working on new projects..fotoshooting...talking about new ideas...there are so much people need support in this country....
sometimes...I don´t understand the rules of this country...sometimes I felt not understanding...because I am not a moroccan girl...*confusion*
finally...7 times travelling to morocco this year...good and bad experiences..meeting that much nice people and dearest friends...I left...the first time with big tears in my eyes....something changed....I lost my heart to the windy city of Essaouira....and I know...I will coming back....soon....and I know the day will come and I am staying there....working and living in the beloved city on the atlantic coast...living the dream of my life :-)

pictures: Hassan Krifa

08.12.2009

*magic day*

the little cats are still wondering...what is going on in the medina alley today?
a beautiful black girl, a moroccan rasta photographer and a black headed girl from Bavaria.....somewhere hidden in the medina of Essaouira.....
decorating the alley with beautiful vintage treasures....mint and deep indigo blue berber wool, magic carpets.....sparkling sequined moroccan wedding blankets....delicate embroidered vintage pillows....silver teapot treasuries....shimmering blankets in bright colours....handmade pottery....vintage african jewellery....inbetween a few cute cats....
and...

handmade *ranipink* treasuries :)

it´s *fotoshooting* day :)
and...

the moroccan sun is shining....bright and warm....

what a bliss!

stay tuned, pictures are coming soon :)

a *very special thanks* to my dearest friends: Sandra for your model work, Hassan for the greatest pictures, Mustapha for the working space/Mustapha´s sister for the delicious tajine and Munem for assistance :)