I don’t actually know how to start this post. So much is happening and almost everything seems to excite me these days. So first things first. I started my first real job last week Monday and it’s the BEST (it’s also the reason I haven’t posted in a while – time management people). I work as a Junior showroom assistant at MAKERS Upholstery and Design, an upholstery and interior decor shop in Centurion. What I do is help clients select fabric for their upholstery and interior decor needs as well as a whole list of admin work. How did all this happen so fast? Well let’s … Continue reading MAKERS.


Today was a difficult day. Not terribly hard or terribly stressful, it was just difficult – the kind of difficult one would use to describe a stubborn sibling. Just difficult. Full stop. But strangely enough that is what made this day a good day. Because the difficulty made me think and puzzle ’till my puzzler was sore’. I had started the day off by posting some of the work I had done yesterday when I decided to watch a few TED talks. One of the talks I came across is a pretty well known idea – I just had no idea who had originally thought of … Continue reading Why.

Queens of light: Pen and ink sketches

I felt a little bit off yesterday and landed up being restricted to the couch or my bed, if I stood up, it felt like I was gonna hurl. So instead of being a regular couch potato I decided that if I couldn’t paint I would keep up with my January project by doing a few quick pen and ink sketches of Mary. While sketching these, I played with a new technique and I’m kinda in love with it. So expect more of the same to come, just more practiced, precise and pretty. c.h Continue reading Queens of light: Pen and ink sketches

Art Progression: Queens of Light – Mary

Finally I have a ‘live’ and in-progress art project to share with you! The first project for 2017 will be a series of portraits titled “Queens of Light”, named for the type of women I will be painting. I believe that the art I make needs to be a reflection of myself and who I am and being a passionate Christian, I believe that this series will reflect quite strongly that part of me. “Queens of Light” is a series of portraits depicting inspiring women from the bible and (as the series progresses) equally inspiring women from everyday life. To start my series I have been … Continue reading Art Progression: Queens of Light – Mary

DIY Beaded Decor

This DIY is dedicated to all those who are crafty, love all things pretty and are…broke. I have always loved key rings and door handle hangings but I can’t afford the retail beauties that are available and the cheaper ones are just plain hideous. So I decided rather than deprive myself, I would simply make my own. And seeing as it is January, (month named after the God of new beginnings and doorways), it seems fitting to decorate the doors in our own homes. Go take a look at my New Year’s Wreath DIY here. What you’ll Need: An assortment of beads (bunch of tiny ones … Continue reading DIY Beaded Decor

My Beach Bum Essentials

At present, I type these words to the sound of ocean waves, while sipping on freshly squeezed orange juice, watching the sun set over the horizon, as rays of sun glisten and dance over the water… Just kidding, my laptop’s charger was flat so I’m sitting at the dining room table typing to the sound of Duncan’s frustration as he plays PlayStation, sipping on a cold glass of water. But just a few days ago, before the rains came, I was sitting on the beach with a caramel dipped vanilla ice cream, soaking up every drop of vitamin D (for those of you that don’t know … Continue reading My Beach Bum Essentials

Daily Sketches

As part of my new year’s resolutions and to improve my observational and figure drawing, I will be doing at least one daily sketch of something I see or interact with through my day. These sketches are part of my visual journal – a far more effective and fun way for me to keep daily accounts of my life. Sketching also brings me into the moment which helps me then to savor something rather than simply rush through it (which I do far too often). I will try my best to post EVERY single sketch I do here on the blog, but in case I forget … Continue reading Daily Sketches