More items in my Africa range. They are being delivered to the shop at Blos Restaurant today.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Last year I made some Nelson Mandela paper collages for an exhibition. I have one left which is keeping me company in my studio.
After rummaging around for fabric I came across small pieces of shweshwe left over from the collage project. Shweshwe = used by traditional African women to make dresses).
I combined it with iconic South African images on my notebook covers
The Protea (our national flower) and the magestic Kudu (large antelope)
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The painted furniture
I have not painted furniture in a long time. Last week a friend asked if I would be interested to give some old furniture a face lift.
I must admit, I wasn't to keen as it is a whole lot of hard work. First the sanding then the priming then the painting, staining and varnishing Sigh! We decided to give it an old French Vintage look.
In the end it is always so worth the effort. I think her old dressing table and side table came out beautifully, but most important, my client loves it :)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I had a wonderfull day at Blos Market yesterday. This is just the perfect venue for a craft/food/live music/chill out zone.
The next date will be a night market on the 5th of Novemver from 17hoo - 22hoo. You will find all the usuals there plus some old movies will be showing on a big screen in the garden. Sure to be a lot of fun.
The pinata is always a favourite with the kids and their moms :)
What a pleasure it was listening to Hoot 'n Anny. They are a country folk band from Pretoria. Their music took me way back to my student days... aah the good old days.
My daughter Lana had a great day out under the trees. Must be all the cake, hotdogs and home made lemonade :)
Friday, September 2, 2011
I never thought of myself as a teacher but since I began with my art classes it became a real passion. I get so much pleasure from my students. I meet wonderfull interesting people. Sometimes students are uncertain of their own potential and needs extra encouragement to realise their own creativity. But in the end everyone is always so super proud of their work!
2 Friends having a fun morning.
This was one of my "vintage teacup" classes. We use paper and oil paints to create unique paintings.
Well done girls!