Description The beginnings of lace making in Slovenia go back to the 16-century. The lace that became known as typical Slovenian lace is Idrija lace. Idrija is a small mining town northwest of the capitol Ljubljana. Czech and German families working in the mine or its headquarters brought the craft of lace making to this town. Basically, it was an appropriate activity in a culture not dependent on agriculture for survival. The Idrija lace is now registered as a trademark, and care is being taken to preserve the craft itself. The Idrija lace proper was established in the 1870's when the Lace making School was opened . This Lace making School in Idrija still exists and continues with the tradition as well as develops new patterns and techniques. It takes twelve years and includes more than 120 different methods and of course countless hours of practice to learn all the elements of lace making.
Dragica MICKI FORTUNA, Ljubljana Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement "At my age, I can be so crazy creative as I want to be"
Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She attended the University of Ljubljana, postgraduate studies from chemical science and graduated from economics.
After retirement, attended lectures at the Academy of fine arts and design in Ljubljana, and attended the advanced courses in drawing and painting.
In the paintings she reflects an optimist by nature and leon by horoscope.
She practices drawing by pastel, painting by acryl and mixed technique, she occupy oneself with photography and recently with digital art. She is currently devoted to her passion for encaustic paintings
She presenting her art works at individual and collective exhibitions at home and abroad.