October 2020 studio news

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog

I don’t know about you, but September was really testing my patience. I had a hard time with the South African postal services trying to send work overseas, which in the end didn’t reach is destination. So better luck next time. But October is here and promises to be a busy month as well as a beautiful one!

Peach blossoms in our garden

I am excited to announce that I started working on a commission last month and it is progressing slowly but surely:

Yep, that’s me (wearing a wig as usual) in front of the work just to give you an indication of the size!

The only request from the patron is that “Size matters!”

That’s when I decided that it will be the title of the work as well. 😉

note to self

So dear friends due to this commission, I will not be hosting a studio exhibition this month, but I do have those works that didn’t leave the country, available directly from my studio, until the 10th of October. If you’d like to receive a pdf file, let me know via email: hannalie.t@gmail.com.

Studio shot with a work titled: Love is in the air

Until we speak again….. xxx

Oktobermaand

Studio news/blog

Dit is die maand Oktober!

Ek dink die mense vier

Vir ewig in die hemel

Oktobermaand soos hier!

Wat wens jy meer as blomme,

as helder dag en nag?

Wat kan jy beter, mooier

of heerliker verwag?

 

Ek is nog in Oktober!

My tuin is nog so groen,

So wit met al wat mooi is,

met bloeisels van lemoen,

So pragtig in die môre,

so heerlik in die aand!

Ek is nog in Oktober,

die mooiste, mooiste maand!

 

Wat gee ek om die winter?

Wat praat jy nou van Mei?

Wat skeel dit as ons later

weer donker dae kry?

Ek is nou in Oktober,

die mooiste, mooiste maand…: (n gedeelte uit die gedig deur CL Leipoldt)

Ai, ek wens ek kan saam met Leipold stem, maar Oktober is my blouste, blouste maand. En dan praat ons nie eers van die sinus/hooikoors aanvalle nie!

So ek volg maar Antoinette Pienaar se raad:

“Sleurwerkies kalmeer jou. Dit bou keerwalle teen die smart.”

Einste Antoinette het ook gese:

“The reality of dealing with your own shit (in my geval snot) is n lewensbelangrike ding.  As jy eers met jou eie kak vrede gemaak het, val baie ander dinge in plek.”

Meisie met varkore aka Self-portrait as a garden gnome

Intussen het ek erens gelees dat Greta Thunberg (julle weet mos wie dit is) in n vorige toespraak die volgende gese het:

“I have many dreams. But this is the year 2019. This is not the time and place for dreams.”

Liewe genade…okay dit is ietwat uit konteks, sy het ook gese: “The time for fairytales is over!” Later het ek wel die bostaande woorde wel in konteks te siene gekry: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/greta-thunberg-congress-speech-climate-change-crisis-dream-a9112151.html

Collage (private collection) 

bladsy uit die kinderboek: Agterstevoorland (1971)

“A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin” -Unknown

Nou ja liewe mens, op daardie nooit groet ek eers…

O, maar voor ek vergeet…ek het n nuwe woord geleer: EUCATASTROPHE !

Die woord is blykbaar deur J.R.R Tolkien geskep en dit beteken:

A happy ending!

Ons gesels, Deo volente, weer in November.