Courage and a “Hazmat Z” story…

Studio news/blog

detail of my artwork photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: I’ll try again tomorrow” – Mary Anne Radmacher

with that said, personally it takes courage to look at the news or at twitter and see what is happening in the real world.

It takes courage to raise children, to be the parent, an adult, a wife, a friend and it takes courage to make decisions.

I read somewhere that Ernest Hemingway said: “You must be prepared to work always without applause”. Well that takes courage too.

It takes courage to socialize, and to share your inner thoughts with others.

but, hell yeah, we’ll keep on trying…..tomorrow 😉

On another note…..My son Etienne gave me permission to share a story he wrote, (it is still a work in progress, and please ignore the spelling mistakes….at age 10 spelling is not a priority for him, but we’ll work on it ;-))

that’s a wrap for now….

wishing you all a courageous day and beware of the zombies!



Art portfolio- my work
Elsie Helena Johanna Horak 12/08/1917 - 19/01/1999

Elsie Helena Johanna Horak 12/08/1917 – 19/01/1999

Today would have been my grandmother’s birthday.  Above is a picture of her when she was young.  She mailed it to me long ago with a note saying that I should take note on how they wore their hair back in the day.  She wasn’t impressed with my hairstyle at one stage, but we did get along and I miss her a lot.

My parents thought I would arrive on her birthday, but I waited to claim my own day…the following day


I’m not in the mood to celebrate my birthday tomorrow….


Its the first year I feel like this…Usually I am super excited so I am trying to get into the mood by looking back on my birthdays when I was a kid (it seems that kids are always excited about birthdays)

….once upon a time I liked to …


(ah a humpty dumpty cake!)..

..there was no such thing as a birthday without a cake…

even when you were sick in bed…

in bed with 'mumps' on one of my birthdays

in bed with ‘mumps’ on one of my birthdays

So maybe I should go and bake a cake…