31.10.2010

*happy sunday*

and a few shoots of *fishermen* art I found in the port of the...
gnaoua city of *Essaouira* :-)
fishnets drying in the sun...the colours going perfect with my silver sandals and *dark red* nail polish ;-)
the moroccan way of recycling *art*:-)
fishing is only permitted with *pretty* coloured fishnets....
 
and pretty *turqouise* and *blue*blue* painted boats :-)
fisherman *design* bike....ah....with a very comfortable sheep fur saddle *yalla*yalla*..let´s take a ride!
more *pretty* fishnets...a hint of *clementine* and *turquoise* goes perfect with the faded colours...
and dinner in the *port* will be served on sewing machine tables inbetween the *blue* colours!

*happy sunday* :-)

images: petra hassan

29.10.2010

*Essaouira cat family*

the cats are still there...
and the cat family is growing and growing....Munem, one of my friends welcomed me with the words "Petraaaaa, we have a new collection of cats"....I am still smiling about the words...
and here it is...the new cat *collection* :-) the lovely tabby red cat mother got 4 new kitten...with *blue*blue* eyes...all of them still spent time in the box but the last day I was there they tried to get out the first time ;-)
my friend Mustapha is going every day to the port buying fresh fish for the cats...cooking the fish on a gas stove and feed all of them...I think the cats are the healthiest allover Essaouira ;-) it is so sweet to see how all my friends, most of them really tough moroccans...playing with the little kitten and taking care of them...
 
what a nice *cat* life....playing...
and hanging around inbetween Mustapha´s colourful *magic carpets* ...may the cats are *magic* cats, too....who knows... ;-)

images: petra hassan

26.10.2010

*the princess*

a  lovely *princess* crossed my way....
with a *beautiful* smile....
wearing eyeshadow like the *caribbean* sea....
and a *pretty* dress....made from pure, shimmering cream silk...
with *handmade* embroidery...
and little crochet *details*.....oh what a real *beauty* she is...the lovely princess!

*desert cream* silk dress now online in my dawanda shop :-)

model: sandra cripps
images: petra hassan
location: the *prettiest* faded door I found in the medina of Essaouira ;-)

25.10.2010

*earth café marrakech*

let´s start the fresh week with *colour* :-)
with the *brightest* colours...
of the *marrakech* earth café :-)
 
one of my favourite places for lunch in the medina...seriously...I can not get enough of the *earth café* dishes...lucky me that there is also one in Essaouira...guess I had in 7 days 10 times lunch or dinner there....*ahem*...
 
whilest I waiting for my lunch....I watched the colours....I am a little bit adiccted since early summer to some kind of  a colour shade between citrus, lime green, yellowish green....some ideas in my mind but...this is still a *secret* ;-)
so I found the earth cafè *cat*...sleeping....*zzzzzzz*....
and saying *salam * to me....of course...in some kind of cat moroccan language with *mrakchi* dialect... ;-)
found the *prettiest* purple-blueish flower....
and a little *pink* flower...aahhh..the flowers....
 and this beautiful *colour* combination :-)
come with me...and find the *bright* colours behind the magic *red* marrakech walls & blue *blue* windows and doors...:-)

earth café
N2, derb zawak, riad zitoun kedim
marrakech medina, morocco
www.earthcafemarrakech.com

images: petra hassan

24.10.2010

*sunday morning*

I always enjoy this time...the life is running much more slowly on a sunday morning in germany... colourful maple tree leave *swirl* around my home...woke up this morning and listened the sound of a *seagull*...wondering where I am....finished working this morning at 3 and felt asleep whilest the TV was still running...Mr. X. the cat poked me in my face....wanted to open the door for him going out playing in the *autumn storm* hunting leaves.....
I close my eyes....the sound of the *seagull* is still in my mind....this picture, too....blue and *white* sky...sun on my skin....salt in my nose....seagull in my ears...

with a *smile* on my face I am continue working today on a few clients orders & new products :-)

*happy sunday*

image: petra hassan

23.10.2010

*fusion connection*

I found the *perfect* fusion...between *bavaria* and *morocco* :-)
moroccan *zelliges* tilework in a traditional blue & white bavarian pattern...found somewhere in the medina of Essaouira last week....makes me smiling...:-) and makes me feeling even a little bit more *at home* in the beloved City :-)

image: petra hassan

P.S.: more of my  favourite *colour* shoots and adventures coming soon...stay tuned!

*blue(s) afternoon*

it was on a sunday....spray rain in the morning over the *blue* and white city of Essaouira....but....after the rain comes always the sun :-)
and we found the *blue(s)* in the silver souk....
the shimmering teal *turquoise(s)* in the medina alleys.....
what a lovely sunday afternoon we had, my friend Sandra and me....in the medina of  Essaouira, without rain
and...there had been the eyes...in front of *blue* doors...moroccan eyes followed us...wherever we went...whatever we had done.... ;-)

new products in *fresh* colours now online in my dawanda shop :-)

model: sandra cripps
images: petra hassan

20.10.2010

*offline*

...yes....I went offline and disappeared....
for a quick working trip to *morocco* :-) I found myself inbetween fishnets, playing cats, magic carpets a sewing machine, behind the camera and inbetween the *colours*...finally without telephone & internet connection when I came back home....the complete connection & the computer broke down and...well...the telephone companies are not knowing for working very fast...even not in germany...finally this evening 2 *angels* crossed my way....two kind ladies helped me with technical support to bring me back online *yay* :-)

the *moroccan* adventures & result of a sunday afternoon fotoshooting with my lovely friend Sandra in the beloved blue & white city of Essaouira coming soon...stay tuned!

image: petra hassan

03.10.2010

*inspiration*

colour *inspiration*....
a hint of *magic* turquoise...
soft *neutral* colours...
a *splash* of  bright saffron yellow...
a hint of shimmerning,  rich grenadine *red*...
and greenest *greens*...found on moroccan vintage tiles...ah...the vintage tiles....I am dreaming in rich teal, turquoise and green colours right now....

new ideas for new products...coming soon :-)

stay tuned!

images: petra hassan