back to normal, whatever that is…

Studio news

Good morning everyone

….it is actually ‘back to school’ day today, so that means, I have my studio to myself again, which makes it feel like ‘back to normal’.

 

Not that I mind having my kids around me, but lets face it….now i can hear my own thoughts…. 

and luckily for me I don’t need the studio to keep on stitching, so even if I did stitch almost everyday, I did make time for reading

and playing,

eating – ice cream and cotton candy

laughing and coping with little sleep etc.

Hope you had a lovely holiday as well.

Back to the studio:

I am currently preparing for 2 group shows during February and March (more on this later). For the one I made small ‘new’ altered pages

, and for the other I am reworking some ‘older’ pieces-

why? because a work of art is never finished is it? And I feel that there is always room for improvement….

But now I have a question for you….so if the original work was exhibited in 2015, and now I’ve reworked it…do I date it 2015/2018 or do I take the previous date out and just date it as 2018? Please let me hear your thoughts on this.

I’m looking forward to share my thoughts, process and dreams with you this year…talking about dreams:

Oh my life is changing everyday
In every possible way
And oh my dreams
It’s never quite as it seems
Never quite as it seems

-Lyrics from the song: Dreams by The Cranberries

R.I.P Dolores (lead singer from the Cranberries)

 

 

 

Lizard King

Art portfolio- my work

 

‘I am the Lizard King
I can do anything
I can make the earth stop in its tracks
I made the blue cars go away

sun sun sun

burn burn burn

MOON, MOON, MOON

i will get you

soon, soon, soon

i am the lizard king

i can do anything

-The Doors –

Celebration Of The Lizard

photos of this work courtesy : Val Wessels

Like a fish out of water…

Art portfolio- my work

Like a fish out of water (detail) embroidered rubber

I stumbled on a very disturbing article on the internet a couple of days ago…

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/bleaching-sea-anemones-clownfish-nemo-global-warming-climate-change-hormones/

When anemones bleach, Nemo and pals get stressed out and simply stop laying eggs, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. And scientists suspect that pattern may hold for untold numbers of other fish nurtured by either corals or anemones. -National geographic-

“She does not hold water” Cotton thread embroidery and rubber

and in this case she does not hold good news. But hopefully all is not lost, since the headline of the article in the National Geographic uses the word “MAY” which to me indicates that there is still hope. Nature has her way to adapt. #comehellorhighwater

xxx

Photographs courtesy of Lizamore gallery.

Photographer: JP Hanekom

Come hell or high water…opening night

Studio news

What I wore: rubber collar in collaboration with the Tailor: William Mills from Stilbaai

A big thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Come Hell or High Water at Lizamore & Associates gallery on the 5th of October!

With Teresa Lizamore at Lizamore & Associates gallery

Images courtesy of the gallery – Lizamore & Associates

Rubber collar: a collaboration with the Tailor: William Mills

Boots: Heels to Heaven

Vintage lace dress: a gift from my friend Camille Haupt