Roses

/artmaking/ I’ve started a new project that will go on along side the Wildflower project. This one I started out of curiosity. I had simply never painted a flower and decided to give it a go. Continue reading

Never Pick a Wild Flower

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I recently just finished a piece that I am crazy about. It is not necessarily the most artistically sound artwork I have ever created but there is something about it that just makes my heart skip. In fact i could go as far as saying that it is my favourite work to date. Continue reading

How I came to love my home.

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I have a small 2 bedroom house with a studio, lounge, dining area and spacious kitchen.

My husband and I moved in almost 2 years ago while my Oupa was still living here.

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Eye’m Studying.

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You  can probably already tell that I have a slight fascination with eyes. I just think they are one of the most beautiful and intriguing things to paint.

Yesterday In preparation for another portrait painting, I did this little guy below. Eye studies are my favourite.

Lately I have also come to love gold and other metallic shades as backdrops for my paintings. I’m still playing around with this so we’ll see where it takes me.

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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

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I have been an artist at heart for as long as I can remember. It was never really something I felt was very challenging, especially in my younger years. It just sort of came naturally and I loved everything I did and everything I made.

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Resistance

In Steven Pressfields words “It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down, is resistance“.

Resistance stands between us, and what we want to create, between us and who we want to be. He refers to resistance as a force to be reckoned with, that comes in so many forms to so many types of artists. Resistance is what causes us to give up, sometimes before we have even started.

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Learn to relearn

On Wednesday I started up my first official kids art classes! These are just a holiday course but it is so much fun to teach. I love sharing the love I have for art and then watching what the kids come up with, and more often than not, I am gob-smacked by their creative expressions. Continue reading

How and why I became a Minimalist

“Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things – which actually aren’t things at all.” – The Minimalists

I know what you’re thinking ‘Minimalism’ – stark white walls and monochromatic interiors, somewhat clinical. That’s what I used to think Continue reading