This picture brings back memories…
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Flashbacks of a seemingly endless process of collecting, selecting, creating and decision making!⁠
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It was only a year ago that we were still in the middle of our ‘Soul farm rebuilding project’. There seemed to be no end to it all, as we had to redesign more than 300 m2 of the farmhouse. I can’t believe we actually finished the entire job and that every decision was actually leading to this gorgeous end result....⁠ and I can’t believe that Arnout and I are still a happy couple😁⁠  Last January we finally opened the doors of our own art hotel!⁠
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We are looking back at a summer full of amazing guests and families who visited the Soul farm. I’m feeling so grateful for this place!⁠
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For offers, dates and availability you can check elsigols.com or DM @maselsigols

This picture brings back memories…

Flashbacks of a seemingly endless process of collecting, selecting, creating and decision making!⁠

It was only a year ago that we were still in the middle of our ‘Soul farm rebuilding project’. There seemed to be no end to it all, as we had to redesign more than 300 m2 of the farmhouse. I can’t believe we actually finished the entire job and that every decision was actually leading to this gorgeous end result....⁠ and I can’t believe that Arnout and I are still a happy couple😁⁠

Last January we finally opened the doors of our own art hotel!⁠

We are looking back at a summer full of amazing guests and families who visited the Soul farm. I’m feeling so grateful for this place!⁠

For offers, dates and availability you can check elsigols.com or DM @maselsigols
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Detail of the kitchen of my art hotel ‘Soul farm Mas Els Igols’ in Spain.⁠
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Each and every tile was custom designed and handmade to fit perfectly and to ultimately cover the entire extractor hood with ceramic art!⁠
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I love custom design projects, so please feel free to DM me if you like me to design and create for you!

Detail of the kitchen of my art hotel ‘Soul farm Mas Els Igols’ in Spain.⁠

Each and every tile was custom designed and handmade to fit perfectly and to ultimately cover the entire extractor hood with ceramic art!⁠

I love custom design projects, so please feel free to DM me if you like me to design and create for you!
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Sustainable design aims to reduce negative impacts on the environment, health and well-being of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. ⁠
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The basic goals of sustainability are to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources, minimise waste and create healthy, productive environments.⁠
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These are the first sketches I custom made for a sustainable kitchen @art hotel Mas els Igols.⁠
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contact me for custom (interior) designs and projects.

Sustainable design aims to reduce negative impacts on the environment, health and well-being of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. ⁠

The basic goals of sustainability are to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources, minimise waste and create healthy, productive environments.⁠

These are the first sketches I custom made for a sustainable kitchen @art hotel Mas els Igols.⁠

contact me for custom (interior) designs and projects.
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Piet Hein Eek is one of Europe’s most prominent leaders in sustainable art and design. With work ranging from furniture, fine art, textiles and accessories, he is known for his use of repurposed materials. ⁠
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You can imagine how honoured I am to be invited for his show at the Dutch Design Week 2022! As an artist and parent sustainability is a top priority for me, so to be invited into the Mekka of sustainable design is a big deal for me!⁠
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One of the things I am most proud of is that my studio is energised by solar panels only; all the art made out of raw and pure clay is baked by the power of the sun. The natural elements coming together!

Piet Hein Eek is one of Europe’s most prominent leaders in sustainable art and design. With work ranging from furniture, fine art, textiles and accessories, he is known for his use of repurposed materials. ⁠

You can imagine how honoured I am to be invited for his show at the Dutch Design Week 2022! As an artist and parent sustainability is a top priority for me, so to be invited into the Mekka of sustainable design is a big deal for me!⁠

One of the things I am most proud of is that my studio is energised by solar panels only; all the art made out of raw and pure clay is baked by the power of the sun. The natural elements coming together!
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A new show is coming up…⁠
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This time we are up for some big and beautiful statement pieces:)⁠
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Getting ready for the DDW with Piet Hein Eek!

A new show is coming up…⁠

This time we are up for some big and beautiful statement pieces:)⁠

Getting ready for the DDW with Piet Hein Eek!
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Yesterday I went to a concert of Xavier Rudd with some friends. This ‘Singing Shaman’ enchanted everyone present at the venue. ⁠
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What stroke me the most was the feeling that maybe to him it wouldn’t really matter if we where there, listening to him or not… I think he would be there continuing to play any way! He would be playing because music is like breathing to him; it is his purpose… it is why he maybe even exists! ⁠
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But he also did play for all of us and shared his beautiful message with each and everyone and we all sang his amazing songs along with him. To me we all created magic yesterday evening!⁠
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These kind of evenings fill up my source with new creative energy. Thank you Xavi!⁠
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Yesterday I went to a concert of Xavier Rudd with some friends. This ‘Singing Shaman’ enchanted everyone present at the venue. ⁠

What stroke me the most was the feeling that maybe to him it wouldn’t really matter if we where there, listening to him or not… I think he would be there continuing to play any way! He would be playing because music is like breathing to him; it is his purpose… it is why he maybe even exists! ⁠

But he also did play for all of us and shared his beautiful message with each and everyone and we all sang his amazing songs along with him. To me we all created magic yesterday evening!⁠

These kind of evenings fill up my source with new creative energy. Thank you Xavi!⁠
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I am excited to announce that I will be showing my work with an exposition at Piet Hein Eek during the Dutch Design Week.  Dutch Design Week is the largest annual design event in Northern Europe. It presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 355,000 visitors from home and abroad. Hosted in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the event is about Dutch design.  22-30 October 2022

I am excited to announce that I will be showing my work with an exposition at Piet Hein Eek during the Dutch Design Week.

Dutch Design Week is the largest annual design event in Northern Europe. It presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 355,000 visitors from home and abroad. Hosted in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the event is about Dutch design.

22-30 October 2022
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There is such variety in what grows in the garden around our house and I always like to fill these vases with whatever is being offered by our Catalan Mother Nature;)⁠
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Dried grass and flowers are my favorite!⁠
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The grass somehow always subtly reminds me of the beauty of death that I had to learn to embrace as a natural part of the circle of life.


There is such variety in what grows in the garden around our house and I always like to fill these vases with whatever is being offered by our Catalan Mother Nature;)⁠

Dried grass and flowers are my favorite!⁠

The grass somehow always subtly reminds me of the beauty of death that I had to learn to embrace as a natural part of the circle of life.
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Today is a special day in Spain; it is the first day of school after a long and hot summer holiday!⁠
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Hurray for all the moms and dads out there;)⁠
And of course another big hurray for all their children!!⁠

Today is a special day in Spain; it is the first day of school after a long and hot summer holiday!⁠

Hurray for all the moms and dads out there;)⁠
And of course another big hurray for all their children!!⁠
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Welcome to our Soul Farm; a hotel filled with art!  When we had to shut down our artist residency due to the lockdown in 2017, we could clearly see that by closing this door, another door could be opened…  Arnout and I decided to follow our dream and to create a hotel completely in our own style and filled with my artistic creations.  For two years straight we were rebuilding and creating our dream house that we could share with the world;
Et voila “Mas els Igols was born”!  Building a house is an arduous and intense process, but to me it actually felt like therapy. To be able to constructively build something beautiful, after my world was completely shattered and ruined gave new meaning to my hollow sense of existence.  And only recently I realized that I wasn’t only building a beautiful house on the outside…. I was building a safe and steady place in myself that stands like a house!

Welcome to our Soul Farm; a hotel filled with art!

When we had to shut down our artist residency due to the lockdown in 2017, we could clearly see that by closing this door, another door could be opened…

Arnout and I decided to follow our dream and to create a hotel completely in our own style and filled with my artistic creations.

For two years straight we were rebuilding and creating our dream house that we could share with the world;
Et voila “Mas els Igols was born”!

Building a house is an arduous and intense process, but to me it actually felt like therapy. To be able to constructively build something beautiful, after my world was completely shattered and ruined gave new meaning to my hollow sense of existence.

And only recently I realized that I wasn’t only building a beautiful house on the outside…. I was building a safe and steady place in myself that stands like a house!
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~Creativity and art are order, born out of chaos~  I love all these creative little corners of my art studio;)

~Creativity and art are order, born out of chaos~

I love all these creative little corners of my art studio;)
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During my research into my favorite symbols I came across the flower Agapanthus, that grows abundantly in our garden. It is said that this indestructible flower has the power to protect your loved ones against thunderstorms.⁠
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We did a little fact check here in @maselsigols last season. A thunderbolt struck the facade of our manor, not even 5 meters away from a bed of Agapanthus. Except the ground shaking roar no one got hurt. Job well done! ⁠

During my research into my favorite symbols I came across the flower Agapanthus, that grows abundantly in our garden. It is said that this indestructible flower has the power to protect your loved ones against thunderstorms.⁠

We did a little fact check here in @maselsigols last season. A thunderbolt struck the facade of our manor, not even 5 meters away from a bed of Agapanthus. Except the ground shaking roar no one got hurt. Job well done! ⁠
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⁠So here I am, this is me!
I have sailed the oceans and have conquered the biggest of storms!  There were days I thought I would drown, there were days I even wanted to drown.  But no matter how many waves kept washing over me; each one more monstrous and bigger than the other…and no matter how deep they have pulled me to the depths of the ocean; 
there, where light could no longer reach…  I somehow still survived!  There is something miraculous about these depths you see; They invoke such a gratitude!  A gratitude for life itself and for every ray of light that does reach you!  ⁠
⁠Fotocredits: @villemakaroni @kajsakvadratinterior @marcuswesterblom @almauhr⁠

⁠So here I am, this is me!
I have sailed the oceans and have conquered the biggest of storms!

There were days I thought I would drown, there were days I even wanted to drown.

But no matter how many waves kept washing over me; each one more monstrous and bigger than the other…and no matter how deep they have pulled me to the depths of the ocean;
there, where light could no longer reach…

I somehow still survived!

There is something miraculous about these depths you see; They invoke such a gratitude!

A gratitude for life itself and for every ray of light that does reach you!


⁠Fotocredits: @villemakaroni @kajsakvadratinterior @marcuswesterblom @almauhr⁠
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⁠ ~A beautiful point of view!!~  ⁠For all the Dutchies: If you like a little peek into my life as an artist and how I ended up in the beautiful Catalonian countryside; here is a link to a podcast Arnout and I were invited to create:)
The interview was held in Dutch, but who knows what the future will bring….. so stay tuned!  https://open.spotify.com/episode/4zZsQFSPeW10Jowpn9WEfB?si=ZHkv0-smSLS53O6ihOC19g&utm_source=whatsapp

⁠ ~A beautiful point of view!!~

⁠For all the Dutchies: If you like a little peek into my life as an artist and how I ended up in the beautiful Catalonian countryside; here is a link to a podcast Arnout and I were invited to create:)
The interview was held in Dutch, but who knows what the future will bring….. so stay tuned!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4zZsQFSPeW10Jowpn9WEfB?si=ZHkv0-smSLS53O6ihOC19g&utm_source=whatsapp
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A sweet memory presented on a handmade ceramic plate.  Wreaths wear special symbolic meaning as the circular shape and the evergreen material make the wreath a representation of eternal life. They stay green throughout even the coldest months of the year.

A sweet memory presented on a handmade ceramic plate.

Wreaths wear special symbolic meaning as the circular shape and the evergreen material make the wreath a representation of eternal life. They stay green throughout even the coldest months of the year.
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Enter the magic of our Soul Farm through this very gate!  Symbolically the gate is an entryway into an unknown place, or a place of great significance; it is a threshold, and may even connect the living and the dead. They are normally guarded by symbolic animals: the lion, dragon, bull, and dog are often depicted as gatekeepers.  ~The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate~  Marcus Terentius Varro

Enter the magic of our Soul Farm through this very gate!

Symbolically the gate is an entryway into an unknown place, or a place of great significance; it is a threshold, and may even connect the living and the dead. They are normally guarded by symbolic animals: the lion, dragon, bull, and dog are often depicted as gatekeepers.

~The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate~

Marcus Terentius Varro
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These Table Jewels are definitely “quote-worthy”!!⁠
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~Best memories are made around the table.~⁠
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~Dinner is best when we eat together.~⁠
⁠photocredit@ramiro_elena

These Table Jewels are definitely “quote-worthy”!!⁠

~Best memories are made around the table.~⁠

~Dinner is best when we eat together.~⁠
⁠photocredit@ramiro_elena
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Can you imagine the joy of having a whole house as a blanc canvas to splash your creative and artistic inspiration upon….?!  Every room in our Soul Farm became a gallery for my art and emits the harmony of colors, fabrics, light and details coming together.  Www.elsigols.com  Fotocredits: @ramiro_elena

Can you imagine the joy of having a whole house as a blanc canvas to splash your creative and artistic inspiration upon….?!

Every room in our Soul Farm became a gallery for my art and emits the harmony of colors, fabrics, light and details coming together.

Www.elsigols.com

Fotocredits: @ramiro_elena
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Last June we organised our own private party at our Soul Farm, to celebrate life together with some friends and family.⁠
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It made me so happy to be able to share our treasured place with the people that I love so dearly and that have stand close, in good times and in challenging times. ⁠
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It is the reason why we wanted to create Mas els Igols in the first place; to celebrate life together, to share special moments and to connect with ourselves and loved ones!⁠
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I have saved the wreaths I made for the party with the help of the children. Made from branches and flowers from our own garden. A sweet memory of an unforgettable weekend! 🌿🌸

Last June we organised our own private party at our Soul Farm, to celebrate life together with some friends and family.⁠

It made me so happy to be able to share our treasured place with the people that I love so dearly and that have stand close, in good times and in challenging times. ⁠

It is the reason why we wanted to create Mas els Igols in the first place; to celebrate life together, to share special moments and to connect with ourselves and loved ones!⁠

I have saved the wreaths I made for the party with the help of the children. Made from branches and flowers from our own garden. A sweet memory of an unforgettable weekend! 🌿🌸
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Come to rest in the harmony of our interior and the peaceful energy that fills the space!⁠
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Fotocredits: @ramiro_elena

Come to rest in the harmony of our interior and the peaceful energy that fills the space!⁠

Fotocredits: @ramiro_elena
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One of my medium sized beauties wearing her pearl necklace.⁠
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A natural pearl gets formed when an irritant like a grain of sand works its way into an oyster or clam. Layer upon layer of coating is placed around the grain of sand until a lustrous pearl is formed.⁠
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Pearls have been highly valued as objects of beauty for many centuries. A pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.⁠
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Next time when an irritation enters your shell; embrace it with radiant vibes and positive thoughts and turn it into a lustrous pearl!⁠
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One of my medium sized beauties wearing her pearl necklace.⁠

A natural pearl gets formed when an irritant like a grain of sand works its way into an oyster or clam. Layer upon layer of coating is placed around the grain of sand until a lustrous pearl is formed.⁠

Pearls have been highly valued as objects of beauty for many centuries. A pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.⁠

Next time when an irritation enters your shell; embrace it with radiant vibes and positive thoughts and turn it into a lustrous pearl!⁠
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Here at Mas els Igols you can treat yourself to an art diner, prepared by a private chef and served on unique ceramic table art!⁠
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Blooming Delicious!!  @amandacross_insta food credits

Here at Mas els Igols you can treat yourself to an art diner, prepared by a private chef and served on unique ceramic table art!⁠

Blooming Delicious!!


@amandacross_insta food credits
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Feeling sweet vibes for this new week!⁠
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-Stay close to people who feel like sunshine!-

Feeling sweet vibes for this new week!⁠

-Stay close to people who feel like sunshine!-
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Inspired on antique Dutch jewelry. This large bead will be part of a new wall decoration soon!⁠
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I started creating large ceramic rosaries when I was living on a sailing yacht almost 10 years ago, as a ritual to honor the God of the ocean. ⁠
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Lately I have been feeling into new inspiration to expand upon the original design...

Inspired on antique Dutch jewelry. This large bead will be part of a new wall decoration soon!⁠

I started creating large ceramic rosaries when I was living on a sailing yacht almost 10 years ago, as a ritual to honor the God of the ocean. ⁠

Lately I have been feeling into new inspiration to expand upon the original design...
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Watching it all come together never gets boring to me!⁠
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The flowers, the soft colours, the contrast of black and white, the message of peaceful aliveness that it all emits... and all the details so very visible, but harmoniously humbled into one still life⁠
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This, to me, is what Art can do; it can take you by the hand and bring you to levels of stillness that were currently unknown to you!

Watching it all come together never gets boring to me!⁠

The flowers, the soft colours, the contrast of black and white, the message of peaceful aliveness that it all emits... and all the details so very visible, but harmoniously humbled into one still life⁠

This, to me, is what Art can do; it can take you by the hand and bring you to levels of stillness that were currently unknown to you!
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Working on some different types of beads to create stunning new jewelry for your interior!⁠
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-It all starts with one little bead.-⁠
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-There's no such thing as too many beads!-

Working on some different types of beads to create stunning new jewelry for your interior!⁠

-It all starts with one little bead.-⁠

-There's no such thing as too many beads!-
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Summertime represents optimism, positivity, hope for the future, and joy. It represents life and endless opportunities that await us.⁠
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Let's celebrate beautiful moments of true connection with friends and family this summer and create fun memories together:)⁠
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And to recharge and stay balanced we also have to spend quality time with ourselves; to reflect, connect and to get to know our true essence!⁠
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Happy Summer everyone!⁠  ⁠
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⁠Fotocredits: @villemakaroni @kajsakvadratinterior @marcuswesterblom @almauhr⁠

Summertime represents optimism, positivity, hope for the future, and joy. It represents life and endless opportunities that await us.⁠

Let's celebrate beautiful moments of true connection with friends and family this summer and create fun memories together:)⁠

And to recharge and stay balanced we also have to spend quality time with ourselves; to reflect, connect and to get to know our true essence!⁠

Happy Summer everyone!⁠



⁠Fotocredits: @villemakaroni @kajsakvadratinterior @marcuswesterblom @almauhr⁠
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I love it when people come to my studio for a workshop or when they ask for a customised piece of art. ⁠
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To be in close contact with them and to listen to their stories sparks my inspiration to translate their wish into specific details and symbols. Together we create a meaningful piece of art that speaks to the heart and brings peace and awareness into daily life.⁠
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Especially the home altars are so perfect for customisation! They can be used as part of a daily practise or ritual, to remember and honour loved ones that are physically not with us, or they can be part of your interior or exterior just because they are so stunning;)⁠
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I love it when people come to my studio for a workshop or when they ask for a customised piece of art. ⁠

To be in close contact with them and to listen to their stories sparks my inspiration to translate their wish into specific details and symbols. Together we create a meaningful piece of art that speaks to the heart and brings peace and awareness into daily life.⁠

Especially the home altars are so perfect for customisation! They can be used as part of a daily practise or ritual, to remember and honour loved ones that are physically not with us, or they can be part of your interior or exterior just because they are so stunning;)⁠
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This view can be yours for a few days, wouldn't that be absolutely amazing?!⁠
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Check Elsigols.com for availability ⁠
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PS I am currently designing and creating new Meditation Jackets. They will be available on my website soon. You can DM me for more information.

This view can be yours for a few days, wouldn't that be absolutely amazing?!⁠

Check Elsigols.com for availability ⁠

PS I am currently designing and creating new Meditation Jackets. They will be available on my website soon. You can DM me for more information.
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