Monday, 30 June 2008

shopping down under...

...or most probably WINDOW shopping! Thanks to EVERYONE for giving me such great advice on where to go and what to see, ag I cannot WAIT!!! ...for Thursday! So here are links and some eye candy in the meantime... galleries, shops, recycled, sustainable, what more can one ask for! ; )

Sunday, 29 June 2008

swatch #1!

I received my FIRST fabric swatch from South Africa, which make logistical logic. And it is from...
Yip... from Jesse, and it is GORGEOUS!!! I just love it! Thanks Jesse! And now I am so excited to see what the others look like!

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

nest... a sneak preview...

A sneaky preview of my favourite piece for the nest exhibition. You will have to come and see what it is and what it actually looks like!

Monday, 23 June 2008


Come and enjoy a lovely cosy evening with us on Wednesday, 2 July 2008, at Curious Whetstone and Frankley. I will be exhibiting my bronze bunnies, Alta her paintings and Jesse and Heather will be the main features! ; ) Then there will also be some awesome soup and ceramic bowls making up the "soup kitchen". Come check it out!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

fabric swap!

Well I have done my printing for the fabric swap! It is "bunnies in plan view". I made a linocut and the printed it in two colour schemes. I like the grey option the most, and the design was not intended as a repeat pattern, but it ended up as one. So I kinda like it, it is quite subtle as the ears almost form a flower but then when looking close you can see it bunnies!

I have stuffed a few envelopes and will be heading off to the post office to mail the first lot! So hope you enjoy your little swatch!

Friday, 20 June 2008


Alta Stegmann has done it again! Alta and I entered for the Daddy Long Legs Airstream Trailer Design... and Alta's WHIMSY design was selected! That is so so great! So apparently the trailers will only be here in a few months time. So when everything is done and dusted I will definately showcase the final product! In the meantime you can check out more of Alta's great paintings at CFW's NEST exhibition which opens on 02 July 2008.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

info required...

photo credit compot
I am off to Australia in PRECISELY TWO WEEKS!!! And I have to admit... I am very excited and cannot wait any longer! I will be attending the Glenn Murcutt Architecture Masters Class for two weeks. Then I am visiting some friends in Brisbane and then back to Sydney for another four days before heading home.
photo credit smac.pic
So if you are aware of ANY STUNNING places to visit in Sydney or Brisbane PLEASE let me know. These can be anything from bookshops (new or secondhand), art galleries, cool shops, amazing public sculptures - absolutely ANYTHING! Thanks for you input - it will be appreciated GREATLY! ; )
photo credit erik k veland

photo credit snelvis

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

neck warmer

I got a lovely pattern from Presents Knits for a super easy neck warmer. The first two pics are from Presents Knits's blogspot, as my finished product did not photograph that well - but I LOVE it!
I bought two different types of wool from Orion Wool & Craft in Cape Town. The one type was the 100% bamboo and the other I just cannot recall at the moment. Then I raided my mom's tin of old buttons and was spoilt for choice! So now I have something old and something new, and love wearing my new neckwarmers! They are very effective a take up a lot less space than a full scarf.

happy happy...

It was my birthday on Sunday! And I was spoilt! Thanks for all my pressies and thanks for thinking of me! It was nice to get all the birthday wishes. So let's see what this year holds... ; )

Thursday, 12 June 2008

fabric swap!

(Photo credit - Jesse Breytenbach)
This is a GREAT idea! - Allthough it is not mine! ; )
Here's Jesse's idea: "I'm going to make a quilt, of simple squares, and I'd like it to be as colourful and varied as possible. So how about a swap? I'll send you a 20cm* square of one of my prints, and you send me one of yours. Medium-weight fabric, not too thick and not too thin, with a handprinted design. Small enough to stick in an ordinary envelope.Just leave a comment, and I'll contact you for a postal address. (Make sure I can find your email address somewhere on your website or blog!) And if you don't already print fabric, why not have a go? Potato prints, lino cuts, silkscreening, stencilling....And then join in - go through the comments left here, and contact each person to arrange a swap with them. What do you think?
*7.8 inches "

I think this is GREAT! and I want to join in! So I have left my comment on Jesse's blog - but am continuing it on my blog. So if you want to swap with me just leave a comment and make sure I can get hold of your email address on your blog and then we take it from there!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

cecil skotnes

I unfortunately missed the walk-about at the National Gallery on Sunday on Cecil Skotnes's work, but my folks went and told me a few stories... The photographs above are of his house and studio - I love these photographs - it creates such a intimate and cosy feeling. My folks were saying that apparently nothing in Cecil & Thelma's house was safe. When Thelma (his wife) went out to town, Cecil would start carving into one of the doors or into a chest - so nothing was safe from Cecil's hands and the house kept on being re-vamped by him! ; ) For your info I have included the discription of the artist below.

I really love these cats - they are so so cool!

So go for a visit to the National Gallery - it will be worth your while! Cecile Skotnes, Pancho Guedes and a beautiful african exhibition (but you are not allowed to take any photogphs at the african installation).

Sunday, 8 June 2008


We had to make mini chairs in ceramics class for the last THREE WEEKS! And this is the result thereof... the chairs could be famous or fanatasy. This then formed part of an exhibition at Rust en Vrede in Durbanville, called SIT, running until 26 June 2008.

I made a couple of Gerrit Rietveld's famous Zig-Zag chairs.

The clay museum is also at Rust en Vrede. There I got hold of a copy of Ceramics SA Cape Region Calender of events 2008, and I discovered that they had a photograph of my bunnies on the front! I was so so sooooo impressed! My bunnies with saggar grass blades are third from the top, second from the right. YAY!!!