21.08.2011

*happy sunday*

and a little *postcard* from my kitchen...
with love! :-)

for sunday *eye candy* go and see Amina`s blog, her blog makes me dreaming far away on all of this grey & rainy summer days this year...and may listen  Tinariwen *ear candy* for a short desert trip this sunday afternoon :-)

*happy sunday*

image: petra hassan

14.08.2011

*inspiration*

where I found *inspiration*? come with me and take a *look*....
cotton indigo *fabric*....because I *love* the structure...
the unforgetable first evening and *sunset* in the middle of the desert...the light, the mood and the colours...*tranquille*...
*blue*blue*matches and *green*green* tea....two simple essentials for a simple life....
the bright colours of *timsi* means fire.....because I *love* bright colours!
inspiration for something I have in my mind since a long time.....
simple and *slow* travel inspiration....I wish one day I can send out a caravane with *pretty* camels who carry my products to clients allover the world...just a dream...but I like this imagination :-)
*shiny* silver inspiration! for something *special* I have in my mind also since a long time.... :-)
sometimes a *simple* drawing....
in combination with something never expected is THE inspiration for something new :-)
*recycling* inspiration....because the material is for free and everywhere to find...
*sparkling* finding in the golden sand....tiny fragments like little stars...oh, so precious!
the feeling of  *la libertè*....the wish of a simple and quiet *life*....a dream....sometimes dreams are coming true one day...!

*patience* :-)

images: petra hassan
last image: mohammed hassani

*Bombino*

they came on another rainy summerday to germany with weapons and a *message*....
...different weapons.....lyrics, voices, hearts and a different sound...made in the desert...!
he came with the guitar...
he came with djembe & drums....
he came with the bass guitar....
and he with the calabasse drums...
and all of them brought this fantastic film with to the small city in germany...on a rainy, rainy summerday...
the rain stopped, a hint of warm summer breeze in the air...for one evening a small german city turned into *sahara* desert.....the sky turned into strong cobalt *blue(s)* light and after a while the colour changed into deepest *indigo* blue(s)....
the songs carried all of us away....far away....we took a *magic carpet* flight to the endless sahara desert... magical sound in the..well..I would say little *medina* ;-) of Detmold, somewhere in the middle of northern germany....
a girl runned into me, pushed me away....I wondered for one second.... then she danced in front of the stage, she danced and danced....then I saw her lucky face, it touched my heart to watch her dancing...because she is disabled....but the *message* received her heart...!

Bombino is coming back with his band for 4 more concerts to germany in october,  check out the tour dates here, get connect with them in facebook and please, listen here.....may you fell off the chair like me when I listened this the first time.....what a drive!!!!

images: petra hassan

P.S.: I still wish to have and find more time for writing in my blog right now but I am still sticking like glued between fabrics, embroidery and the *petite* sewing machine, clients orders, home renovating, atelier organizing, preparing new products & projects and the daily life... in about 10 weeks from now I can/hope/wish to show you something new, something *special*... :-)

02.08.2011

*the sound of Tamikrest*

sometimes....I turn on the *music* and listen the sound, the sound of the guitar, the voices and feel the vibe....and dance....
sometimes...it happens and the *sound of the desert* is coming to germany and this happen mainly on very rainy german summerdays....
I found myself  in a place surounded by truly *magic* light...
and a dream came true...first I watched, then I closed my eyes, listened and danced...to the fantastic music of *tamikrest*...oh, what a bliss!
...and....tried to take a few pictures :-) ....they became some kind of *magic*...because of the light, the sound and the vibe!

check out their upcoming fall/winter tour dates on their website, I will go for sure to see and meet them one more time, I am still happy that I had the chance to see their concert in Kassel and had a funny (we spoke probably 5 languages in one time) talk & time with them after :-)

images: petra hassan

P.S.: I am very excited, I will go and see the concert of fantastic tuareg guitarist & singer Bombino from Agadez end of next week!! *happy dance*....come, watch, close your eyes, listen and dance with me!!