Wednesday, January 2, 2008

NEW YEAR - NEW DESIGNS

Happy New Year to everyone who visits my blog, I wish you health and love, peace, joy and success, hope and happyness. Be well. To the friends whom I visit regularly in normal times: I apologize for not being present at the moment - I am neglecting everybody and I will make up for it as soon as I can.
In the meantime brace yourself for the big hug I send you right now: 1 big HUG ! , I'll be back soon.

As a reward for coming here in defiance of my silence, hereunder I show you the latest designs I'll take to the fair!

I gave them names which remind me of my childhood's fairy tales ...

THE KALIF OF BAGDAD
THE PRINCE OF SAMARKAND
THE SHEIK OF ALEXANDRIA THE KING OF KONSTANTINOPEL

THE EMIR OF ISTANBUL
One day later: I woke up in the middle of the night and began thinking about copyright. It is so easy to take these pictures and copy them. If someone out there from the textile industry is hunting images, I better reduce the pictures so that it won't be possible to use them "industrially", but I hope that the little ones still give you a hint of what I'm doing here. Have a wonderful day,
Andrea

34 comments:

Sue B said...

These are all fantastic! I love the colors.

TammyVitale said...

A: gorgeous pieces! thanks for stopping by as I, too, have been much absent from the blogosphere. Life does happen, doesn't it?! A very happy new year to you! I look forward to all the great things to come for all of us this year!

StegArt said...

Happy New Year! Your designs are wonderful.

clevelandgirlie said...

Happy New Year Andrea! Your absence is completely understood. Sabrina and I are sitting her admiring your lovely work and have decided that "Kalif" is by far our favorite. It is is lovely. Your diligence is certainly paying off as your designs are spectacular. You are going to do well!
XO
Cathie & Sabrina

Lynn said...

Wow, talk about bright and bold. These are wonderful Andrea. I love them all. Such a style. Such a flair. The flowers are unique. Very YOU. Just absolutely winners each and every one. They will be a great success at the fair.

Hugs back to you dear friend.

verobirdie said...

I like your designs. I hope they'll get the success they deserve!

Quilt Pixie said...

wow! what wonderful designs, so rich and bright and cheerful without being "in your face" :-) The titles highlight their mystery and exotic nature... way to go!

Cris in Oregon said...

OMG.. THESE ARE AWESOME. I love everyone of them. WOW.
I would be hard pressed to pick one over the other but I do love the Shiek of Alexandria and I keep going back to that one. and the one above it that looks like a perfume bottle. How are you doing these? with paint? I can't wait to hear how they go over. You go girl! ;)

Elizabeth said...

Totally, absolutely and amazingly fabulous work. I am mesmerised by the colours and the names.
I long to travel to Constantinople, preferably aboard The Orient Express ;-)

No need to apologise for absence.. you must get your creative ventures done for the show. We can wait. Meanwhile we have these fabulous pictures to drool over.

sukipoet said...

Gorgeous designs. Luscious colors. I love the gold leafish tones. I'd be hard put to choose one over the other but the first I love as it seems more formal and intricate and the Konstantinople I love, I am reading a book set there. How exotic and life filled these designs feel. Best of luck with them. Have a wonderful time at the show. I know it will be intense but fun too, no?

sukipoet said...

Have you ever heard of Caroline Quartermaine?(rhetorical question) She designs linens and things,British I believe. I read an article about her--quite interesting. Small beginnings but now a huge success. Like Ralph Lauren and Laura Ashley.

Next up-- Andrea!! :)

Micki said...

They are all wonderful designs. Best of luck with them.

sukipoet said...

Andrea, we your blog readers can all vouch for the fact that you posted these on, whatever date and that you made them. In a way, your blog verifies that.

However, I understand your fear. Is there a way to put your signature on the photo or write copyright on it or something.??

ANDREA said...

Hi everybody, thanks for you encouraging comments, I take them with me. Suki, I guess you are right, you can vouch for my copyright on the designs (thanks for suggesting it, that means a lot), and some time ago I put a C for copyright together with "cestandrea" but then I stopped, because if you make it too big, it ruins the photo and if it is too little, it can easily be cut out. Perhaps I should do this again. In general, I just don't care but this night I suddenly was frightened...:)
I had a look at the designers Quatermaine's website, very elegant indeed. I wonder how these people make themselves successful... does it happen by chance or is it all planned and hard work?
Have a wonderful day
Andrea

Wurzerl said...

Hallo Andrea,ich schrieb Dir ja gleich, daß ich fasziniert bin, da habe ich das "received" natürlich prompt überlesen. Aber ich habe schon gemerkt, daß Du mir das nicht krumm genommen hast, die Arbeiten wirkten etwas orientalisch auf mich, deshalb bin ich da hängengeblieben, ich habe ein komplett orientalisches Schlafzimmer kreiert und liebe diese Richtung sehr. Deine Designs hier in diesem Post haben mir auch sehr gefallen. Auch sie passen ja gut in "1001 Nacht". Schade,daß Du aus Sicherheitsgründen die Bilder verkleinern mußtest. Aber ich verstehe es natürlich, obwohl ich mich frage, ob wie angeregt, eine Wiederaufnahme einer Signatur nicht hilfreicher wäre?! So schöne Motive sollten wirklich nur Dir gehören!!
Lieber Gruß vom Wurzerl

Carla said...

Andrea, I wish you all the succes you deserve. Your designs are great!

Cris in Oregon said...

Yes it was a good idea to go small with your designs. they are so pretty small like that. would make a pretty quilt. ;)
When are you off to Germany? soon? have a safe trip and I hope it is a huge sucess.

Chris Bolmeier said...

Andrea,
Your designs are magnificent and you are working so dililgently. I admire you so much, and thank you for your dear friendship and support. You are a doll and so very talented. Unique designs, colors, process. I love them all but for some reason, the "Kalif jumps out at me just at with Cleaveland Girlie.
Loves and hugs,
Chris B.

human being said...

What a striking beauty! All of them... and the names so exotic in a western context and so familiar for me...I loved them very much.

Looking at your designs is very effective if one wants to elevate his mood.. They are so happy...
Thanks for sharing them woth us.

human being said...

Happy new year again and a big hug.

Karen said...

These are all amazing, Andrea. And don't you hate it that you have to worry about someone stealing them?

I think my favorites are the prince and the kalif, but not sure why, as they're all stunning. Great colors and lines...

Big hugs to you, too...

Patti said...

These are sensational Andrea! I just love them! I know the Fair will be a success for you.

Here's a big ((HUG)) for you too!

Debbi Baker said...

Fabulous work Andrea!! So pretty. Wishing you all the best for 2008 and for the fair. Have fun too!!

Frances said...

happy new year, they are lovely bold designs and I like your titles, look after yourself while working so hard,

Regina said...

Liebe Andrea
Herrliche Farben.
Ich wünsche dir alles Gute für das
Jahr 2008.
Regina

human being said...

Thanks Andrea for your nice comments... I loved your reflection on "The Return".

Wish you many happy returns.

I've explained about that name you could find in the Snow poem.
You're very sharp!
Hugs.

Mary Richmond said...

Very nice! Keep up the great work!

sukipoet said...

Have a wonderful time on your return to Germany. And on your return to Paris. Blessings, Suki

sandra wyman said...

Hi Andrea - have nominated you for a Make My Day Award - details on my blog!

marianne said...

Wonderful colors! And designs. Just absorbed them!

Elizabeth said...

Hope that you are having a wonderful time at the fair and visiting all your family and friends. Miss you and your vheery, kind comments. BIG HUG right back at you, E

sukipoet said...

Hi andrea. Glad to hear you are back and hope your time away was fruitful. Thanks for the comment on my "Mountain" post, for your kind thoughts. Choices are often hard esp for people who don't leap with abandon. Maybe we don't really know what we want but sometimes we think we do and that gives some direction. But then things happen that we never imagined and life takes us on paths we never dreamed so all the thinking falls by the wayside. I'm so fascinated to hear about your recent adventure. I imagine you are recovering and also preparing for your next adventure--the mask show. Be well and of good cheer, Suki

Cris in Oregon said...

Hi Andrea..I'm missing your blog and waiting to hear how your show went. Hope it went well. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Missed you.

ANDREA said...

Thanks for your wonderful comments on my adventures. I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend with lots of time to write a new posts, to go and visit your blogs and see what you are up to, have a good evening/weekend,
good night:)Andrea