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How I came to love my home.

/homemaking/ 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. When we moved in I was adamant that this would be a temporary situation. At the time I didn't like anything… Continue reading How I came to love my home.

Eye’m Studying.

/artmaking/ 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… Continue reading Eye’m Studying.

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

/artmaking/ 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. As I started Visual Arts as a formal subject… Continue reading Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

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,… Continue reading Resistance

Eye – Eye – Yeye

I have just started an exciting new project for myself! It's something I have been wanting to do for ages and it's remnants have scattered my sketch books for years. Finally I'm going to do it! I'm not sure where it's going to go at this point but I am very excited to find out.… Continue reading Eye – Eye – Yeye

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 Learn to relearn

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, I literally thought of it as… Continue reading How and why I became a Minimalist