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Snaefellsjokull Glacier by Shanko Rugs

Snaefellsjokull glacier

Wonderful challenge a commissioned work ” Snaefellsjokull glacier in Iceland.  This glacier can be seen from Reykjavik when you look to the north west across the sea.  It is situated at the Snaefellsnes penninsula and is famous for being the entrance to the centre of the earth in the movie with the title Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.

The wall space is 5 meters and the work ended up being 3.35 meters long instead of 3 meters but that was fine with the owners and I knew the wall space could take that too.  After streching the canvas I marked out guidlines for the size of the work and started placing white colour here and there to get a feel for the size.. and quickily the work grew and took on it’s own character… I wanted to show the glacier as it is in fall when it is start snowing again or in spring when the snow is melting.  When I was happy with the work I called the owners and they gave me the thumbs up so I cut it down from the frame.  With this work I decided to hand cut with scissors the whole thing as it was for a wall it could do with a little ruggedness.   In the end it was mounted on quality palywood for easy haning of the art rug Snaefellnesjokull glacier.

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Rendezvous with Rugs

This summer I had the pleasure of three young artist from the Ball State University visiting me.  They were working on a project that required them to travel to Iceland in an exploration of conciousness and sustainability.

They were very keen to learn all about the rugs and the Icelandic wool and why it is important for me to use the wool produced here in Iceland.  We had fun and to answer their inquisitive questions was my pleasure.  However I will enclose a link to their blog about the visit.  The blog is under the title Rendevouz with Rugs

http://resensitize.us/blog.html#twentysix

Oops.. for some reason I can not use the link for the Resensitize website… it will be fixed as soon as possible.

 

Show: Getting ready for the Icelandic National horse show

This is the first time I am taking part as vendor at the Icelandic National Horse Show at Hella and I am so excited.  It is a one week event full to the brimm of the most beautiful horses the country offers and a great time to meet old friends.

And for the first time the Sit on Iceland mini rugs will be at the center of attention in my stand #10 in the vendor tent.  I know they will be un-miss-able part of the event as they are perfect to use to sit on while feesting your eyes on the graceful horses and the Sit on Iceland are also easy to take with you anywhere as you can easily hook then on to your ourter garments when you stand up to meet with others.

I will be posting from the event that starts next Monday and hope to see you at the Icelandic National Horse Show next week.