January 2nd, 2009

Last Call for Marrakech

First and foremost-HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that the coming year brings you peace, some prosperity, and many opportunities to explore and expand your creativity. If any one of your resolutions involves more adventurous travel, here is an opportunity for you:

We are returning to Marrakech to continue the painting projects at Peacock Pavilions in two weeks. YES! Two weeks. We have a lovely new group of ten going, but there is room to squeeze in one more Peacock Painter. We will be applying stenciled pattern to floors, a mural wall, chairs and stairs. The projects have a low degree of difficulty and a high degree of interesting applications and interpretations. The two floor projects are for the rooms of Maryam’s lovely children, Tristan and Skylar.

Skylar will soon be padding around on a lovely cream and gray, large-scaled, lace floor. This will be a new stencil for Royal Design Studio and I had some fun imagining different color combinations for it!

Lace stencil

Tristan will be trodding on an equally interesting floor; this one featuring layers of typography (surrounding a maze pattern )that highlight important life lessons, lucky numbers and Marrakech geography.

Modello stencil typography

We are all getting very excited about the trip. This will be my 3rd trip to Marrakech in the last year (lucky, lucky me!) and the first for the rest of the group. This will not be an all work/no play trip (heaven forbid!). We are going to dine deliciously, shop for vintage Berber carpets (among many other things!), tour amazing architectural treasures, go quading in the desert and learn how to cook like a Moroccan. Are you jealous?? Would you like NOT to be?? Info on the trip is here. We are all on the same flight from JFK to Marrakech and the airfare has dropped to under $1,000. Tempting, isn’t it??

6 Responses to “Last Call for Marrakech”

  1. Maryam in Marrakech Says:

    Eeek, I can’t wait until you all get here…..!!! Yay, I am the luckiest girl in the world!

  2. LULU wanderlust Says:

    I’m so excited for all of you!!! Have a most amazing journey together!!! Fingers crossed for another trip down the road!

  3. Carol Says:

    Oh, I can only dream! Have a wonderful trip and I look forward to seeing pics of everyone’s creative endeavors. What a great way for all of you to kick off the new year! :-)

  4. Karen Jorgenson Says:

    How in the world did you make the lace design in to a stencil? Are the lighter colors the holes or the masks?
    Love the quotes on the floor…especially the Obama quote.

  5. Cat Says:

    LOVE THIS new stencil! WHEN will it be available on the web site??? I do wish you would make more stencils! I know you are focused on Modelos but I can reuse the stencils and the modelos are too pricey for me…..although I love them!

  6. M Rippy Says:

    These stencils are so nice! The black&green is my favourite one, definitely. The one with layers of typography is also excellent.

    I’m jealous of your trip guys! I was in Marrakech last year and it was fantastic! If you want to check these top 10 things to do in Marrakech you will find a very opportunity to get a nice trip!