Cabinet cards…my latest obsession

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We visited my Mother-in-law in celebration of her birthday this past weekend- and here she is with her grandchildren:

At her birthday party one of her friends Tienie Potgieter asked me about my art and current intrests. I told her about my recent work and then she offered me a box full of vintage photographs including Cabinet cards!!

I could not believe my luck!

CABINET CARDS: A style of photograph first introduced in 1863 by Windsor & Bridge in London, the cabinet card is a photographic print mounted on card stock. The Cabinet card got its name from its suitability for display in parlors — especially in cabinets — and was a popular medium for family portraits.

So while I am in the process of working through each and every one….finding inspiration, I am also scanning them to create a virtual file- and while I’m at it , I thought I will share a couple with you!

I even love the back of these cards!

Winter Update (studio news)

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Whew, since we last spoke, I decided to embrace change!

My studio is my happy place

Studio view (photographer Kleinjan Groenewald)

so I will focus on that and use my time and space wisely. But since it is school holidays, I aim to go out and have fun with my boys too!

Normally winter is for hibernating, but I feel relieved that I finally got around to sort the files on the computer, re-arrange the studio, and to meet up with a professional photographer to document my work…

Above is Kleinjan Groenewald in action. He can do magic with light, and agreed to document my work at my house in Stilbaai…all the way form Cape Town. I met him through a mutual friend and then things just happened from there., but I think it was fate…anyway, You can also check out his other work at: www.kleinjangroenewald.com

So with new photos of most recent work…I started to update my website!

It is still a work in progress. I decided to have less labels and to upload the more recent work. In the future I would like to add a section for ‘installation images’ as well. I am open to comments, suggestions, criticism and feedback.

The line-up with regards to exhibitions is very exciting until October this year, and I hope to keep you up to date with good quality images.

best wishes until we speak again.

xxx

 

Stuff it

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Despite my dramatic and emotional start to the week, things took a  turn for the best when the postman arrived with a parcel containing this work:

Artwork by Carole Desbois

Artwork by Carole Desbois

The above work by Carole Desbois is part of her ongoing ‘Stuff it’ series (Beyond animal, photo numerique, Leica D-Lux 5)

As some of you know, I have a soft spot for tortoises and turtles.  (At one point I considered them my ‘totem-animals’).  After reading the book Zoo City I also decided that if I ever get animalled, then I hope that it will be with a tortoise!

I am looking forward to having the work framed!

If you are keen to see and read more about Carole Desbois, then go here.