Monday, June 29, 2009

Catch of the day!

I must admit I'm not very keen on boats, bait and fishing, but I do love to eat the fresh fish. It does help to have a husband and son who love fishing and another son who loves cooking. Fortunately they can all fillet fish and I get presented with beautiful fresh fillets, ready for the pan, or if they are feeling REALLY energetic, cooked and ready for the plate!

I just love the colour of this 'red roman', living up to it's name ,with all the beautiful shades of pink and gold. I think this would make a great painting don't you?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

collage cushion

I'm so please that 'Audrey' has already been sold and is on her way to Norway, so I guess I'll have to make another one. I am having thoughts about Marilyn, Charlie...... the list is endless!

Friday, June 19, 2009

New cushion in my shop

This is a new design I 've listed in my shop. I love the idea of mixing the designs and patterns with the monotone of the old photograph.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


There is nothing more soothing than water flowing over pebbles as this photograph by Lori Hinrichsen shows. (You can see more of her work in her etsy shop chasing stillness.) That of course is the first thing that comes to mind but there are so many creative people out there giving a new look to pebblesI saved these a while ago and have forgotten where I found them, but aren't they fascinating!This one speaks for itself and can be found here.

I know felt pebbles aren't anything new, but I just love the way the hardness of the stones is so successfully translated into the softness of the felt.
I found these on etsy at makeyourpresentsfelt!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Birthday celebration!

A sixteenth Birthday celebration! A bottle of champagne from my winnings and yummy food courtesy of the Birthday boy and upcoming chef!

Lamb, served with garlic and bacon green beans, roast butternut and roast potatoes.
Lemon tart with rasberries, a sharp taste but delicious!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bugs and magnolias

While still in 'insect' mode, I came across these photographs, by Kari Herer, on etsy. She has combined the magnolias with old illustrations of flowers and bugs.

I just love the way the flowers become part of the drawing and visa versa. These drawings really put my attempts at botanical sketches to shame. I also like the way they are so systematically arranged. How on earth did she find EXACTLY the right size flower for every drawing! Finally, white is my favourite colour.

I really want one of these photographs!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mosaic mural in Hermanus

These stunning mosaic panels are the result of a competition held, in Hermanus, by the Enlighten Education Trust.
Nyanga artist, Sandi Mdekazi, received R40 000 as winner of the Sunshine Foundation sponsored Mosaic competition in September 2008. He moved to Hermanus for the duration of the build from mid January to the end of April to oversee the interpretation of his drawings into mosaics.

As you drive into Hermanus and go down Swartdam road to get to the new harbour, you will see these beautiful panels all along the roadside.

You can read more about the artist, the wall and the creative process here.

For anyone visiting Hermanus it is really worth a look, especially at this time of the year when there are no whales to see!