Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Colours of the desert I

Colours bleached by the sun ...

When the Bedouin want their camels to kneel they only need to whisper, in a  gentle way,  "ggggg..." and these big creatures kneel down ... there is this  wonderful silence in the desert and it the Bedouin  for sure are part of it ...

Sunday, October 23, 2011


A good day, today... a day to remember

Fabrics of the desert

So I was this privileged to spent some time in the Sinaidesert with the amazingly kind and wise Bedouins and I was taken away by the beauty of their  fabrics .... used everyday, needed for protection, to sit on, to carry essentials, made of cotton, of goathair, camelhair or sheephair

A tent, made of goathair

These fabrics give shelter ,  whether it is a very warm desertday or a very cold desertnight... ...
that's why the Bedouins make them and carry them with them as  they move on through the desert again and again...and again

and a rug,  made of camelhair

I took my fabric into the desert and worked on it... filled it with words of the desert ...  and now that  I am home again my fabric carries  the  memories of it.

Monday, October 3, 2011


I'm off for some weeks, into the desert

wind, sand and stars ...

... where the silence is the dancing....

So...dreams can come true...! Can't believe I'm actually going but I am...