Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring time!

There's a well known saying in Hebrew: a man makes plans and god laughs. I'm not sure I can speak for the rest but my guess is it means all for the best, as we say here.
Indeed, although I had other plans for this dress, the wild spring finally arrived for me, and it shines better upon my best ideas and creations, as it should. It gives me great pleasure, then, to present this exclusive video, which took a while to cut and edit.
In this video I am proud to reveal the making of a magnificent gown, sharing my own secrets step by step, and lead you through the corridors of my creativity. It took me quite a while to ripe and unfold, very much like my own felting and printing techniques, but it was worth the waiting, don't you agree?
Creativity comes and shows itself in many ways, artists like us already know that for sure. I have discovered through my many years in designing, printing, dying and felting that it surfaces in the most unexpected places. Places we explore and make them our generous atelier.
I am lucky and greatful to be an artist who opens up towards new possibilities and find the most exiting secret places unfolding in front of me, allowing me the use of all the inspirational materials my creativity needs.

Also I am happy to use this opportunity to invite you again to mother nature atelier, this year, here in Israel, for an autumn workshop for creativity secrets. The surprising location is known only to a few, promising an experience not to be forgotten for a long time.
These days are dedicated to working the last details of the autumn workshop, so I could notify you soon and open it for registration. I'm looking forward to it. Welcome to my heaven! and in the meantime you can enjoy pictures of the place here:
I treasure this unusual and uncanny place, which is close to all the important and renown touring sites of the Israel you all heard about, but at the same time remote and hidden so we could create and unravel our possibilities and knowledge. We will be surrounded by serenity, flooded by the clarity of the mediterranean sun, and inspired by the grandeur of the earth and placidity and elevation of all of us, dear friends.

Before I forget :) The video. Step by step of how I made the Casuarina dress.
Put on full screen and Enjoy!
Filmed and edited by Idan Levy

The song tells a wonderful story about a tree of stars in grandpa's yard. It grows only illuminating stars, which no one wants to buy because nobody understands they are the real treasure that cannot be estimated and determined by currency. Isn't it much like our creativity and art, which only us can appreciate?