Wednesday just before midnight we (my husband and I) arrived at the President Protea Hotel which was to become our ‘home’ for 2 nights.
Upon arrival we found these lovely chocolates in our room:
Thursday morning all the nominees had a chance to practise their speech…just in case; and each one received a beautiful etching done by Diane Victor:
Diane Victor etching
Afterwards we were treated to a lovely breakfast:
We had the afternoon free…so we decided to explore Seapoint and I found some cool vintage clothing and goggles.
Eventually it was time to get ready for the evening:
I made a rubber bow-tie for my husband…that is how far he will go when it comes to dressing up 😉 and I decided to wear the “Marie-Antoinette” wig with face paint and my rubber dress. Apparently Marie-Antoinette is famous for the line: “Let them eat cake”…..but in this case: “Let them eat rubber”!
As it turns out I wasn’t the only one that likes dressing up!:
These lovely people greeted the guests arriving on the blue carpet at the Artscape Theatre. Inside we were greeted by a lady with a table as a dress, serving us some sparkling wine!
And the winners are…………………….
Congratulations to artist Gerhard Marx for winning in the “Best visual art” category.
Then there was the after-party!
Thank you KykNet and White-Rabbit-Productions for a wonderful evening!
Work by Diane Victor “Grater” Charcoal on board. Part of The truth of Valentine exhibition currently at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932
I am a terrible romantic but the hype around Valentines day can get a bit much at times. So when I saw this work by Diane Victor which is part of the “Truth of Valentine” exhibition currently at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932– something in me just resonated with this. Probably because I tend to love so much and so deeply that it hurts.
Talking about hearts and emotions= I found this lovely quote in one of my Journals: (I think its written by Paul Zindell- but not 100% sure)
“Another peculiar misconception is that the heart is the seat of all emotions. If a sapiens is cruel he is called ‘heartless‘. They often love someone with ‘all their heart’. They know things ‘by heart’, they ‘lose heart’, and buy whatever ‘their heart desires’. One wonders what happens to these feelings, no matter how ‘heartfelt‘ when a transplant occurs.”
For more info about the ‘Truth of Valentines” exhibition visit Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 facebook page here