Have you ever needed just that little bit of a kick to get something done. Well today was my creative kick. All it took to hype me up was a trend talk by Home fabrics, one of South Africa’s leading fabric houses. I now feel like painting with metallic, dressing with velvets, dancing through rain forests and eating myself a slice of chocolate cake off my Grandmother’s delft plates. I had been looking forward to this little event the whole week only to realize that our timeslot had been cancelled due to many who had cancelled?! How can you cancel on potential inspiration?! Luckily the folks at Home Fabrics … Continue reading Home Fabrics Trend Talk.
So if you’ve come here to read an educated and structurally sound article about the latest trends in the design industry… you’ve come to wrong place. I won’t pretend to know what I’m talking about but I’m definitely going to give it a shot. Yesterday we attended a U&G Fabrics trend talk. It is the second trend talk I have attended, the first was last year’s Hertex trend talk in Pretoria (which was amazing). For those of you that don’t know a trend talk is a presentation event where a design company would present it’s latest designs based on what is currently in fashion or in … Continue reading Trend Talking.
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.
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
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
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