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“I never was the fantasy * of what you want * wanted me to be”

photographer: Robert Hamblin

photographer: Robert Hamblin

P.S:

Words from a song by Tori Amos called “Playboy Mommy

Photograph taken by Robert Hamblin (He has an exhibition called: “Daughter.Language” coming up soon see here)

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Art portfolio- my work

So “WordPress” send me a notification to tell me it’s my 4th year blogging anniversary! 4th year…wow time flies!

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Visiting cards became an indispensable tool of etiquette, with sophisticated rules governing their use. The essential convention was that one person would not expect to see another person in his own home (unless invited or introduced) without first leaving his visiting card for the person at his home. Upon leaving the card, he would not expect to be admitted at first, but might receive a card at his own home in response. This would serve as a signal that a personal visit and meeting at home would be welcome. On the other hand, if no card were forthcoming, or if a card were sent in an envelope, a personal visit was thereby discouraged. (from Wikipedia)

Thank you to Robert Hamblin for a relaxed photo-shoot (I get nervous in front of camera’s ­čśë …

check out his site for more amazing photography!

and

Thank you to a local business: Pakketmoles┬áwho designed my new ‘visiting card”

and last but not least….

Thank YOU dear visitor for visiting my site! xx

 

art collection (part 2)

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Its not the intention of these ‘art collection’ posts to boast, although it is lovely to wake up in the morning surrounded by lovely images! ┬áTo me its more like a ‘show and tell’ project. ┬áMaybe you see an image that you are intrigued by and decide to look up on the artist who created it…..who knows….

I’m not going into details how I’ve acquired these works or my perception of these artists/friends, this is purely an introduction.

What I do wish though is to know how to catalogue and document ones acquisitions thoroughly, like museums do. ┬áTo look after them properly. ….something to aspire to.

First up (and in no specific order ) is the work of  *)  Theo Kleynhans:

Work by Theo Kleynhans (ceramic)

Work by Theo Kleynhans (ceramic)

Work by Theo Kleynhans (painting)

Work by Theo Kleynhans (painting)

To see more of his work go here

*)  Next Robert Hamblin:

Work by Robert Hamblin titled: Daddy Spindoll.

Work by Robert Hamblin titled: Daddy Spindoll.

To see more of Robert’s work go here

*)  Ann-Marie Tully:

Work by Ann Marie Tully titled: Lupine Madonna's diptych. Embroidery and mixed media

Work by Ann Marie Tully titled: Lupine Madonna’s diptych. Embroidery and mixed media

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Visit Ann Marie Tully’s blog here

*) Nicola Murray de Jager:

Work by Nicola Murray de Jager (embroidery)

Work by Nicola Murray de Jager (embroidery)

Please read more about Nicola’s lovely embroidered skulls here

*) Alex Hamilton:

Work by Alex Hamilton

Work by Alex Hamilton

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Visit Alex’s website here

 

 

 

Behind the scenes of Rubber ever after

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog

They say something like : All work and no play makes one …(insert word)……, but at the KKNK we played as hard as we worked and vice a versa.

One of the reasons I love exhibiting at the arts festival is the interaction.  Meeting new people.  Discussions.  Conversations.  New friendships being formed.  Now I understand why my colleague  Robert Hamblin referred to the artists exhibiting at last years festival as family; because after 7 days it feels like being part of a family.   Thank you Robert for these snapshots!

Here I am with my Crown-Prince. My husband, muse, friend, lover, critic, support, father of our children, and the one who help me hang the exhibition!

Here I am with my Crown-Prince. My husband, muse, friend, lover, critic, support, father of our children, and the one who help me hang the exhibition!

The princess and her tea.

The princess and her tea.

Luckily my venue was at such a good spot that I could enjoy some tea/coffee very often and be right there at my space.

Having a great time with fellow artists and friends

Having a great time with fellow artists and friends

From left to right:  Robert Hamblin (front), Hennie Meyer, me as Goldilocks was a mouse, and Marinda du Toit aka Johanna Brandt.

The druid left his cubicle to visit me at my 'rubber kingdom'.

The druid left his cubicle to visit me at my ‘rubber kingdom’.

I am a huge admirer of the work by Willem Boshoff, and it was an honour to finally meet him.  He was one of the main festival artists.  His show was called : Big druid in his cubicle.  See more here

At Willem's BUSH braai.  From left to right: Stephan Erasmus, Ferdinand Bruwer, Willem Boshoff, myself and Gordon Froud

At Willem’s BUSH braai. From left to right: Stephan Erasmus, Ferdinand Bruwer, Willem Boshoff, myself and Gordon Froud

 

here I am with artist Gordon Froud

here I am with artist Gordon Froud

Another artist I admire is Gordon Froud. ┬áHe was like Willem Boshoff ┬áanother one of the main festival artists….There were 3 this year! His show was called: a Retrospective of exhibitions I never had. ┬áYou can read more here.

and here is another festival selfie….

Here I am with Robert Hamblin (front) and Roelof Petrus van Wyk

Here I am with Robert Hamblin (front) and Roelof Petrus van Wyk

I had many interesting conversations with these two gentleman. ┬áCheck out Robert’s work here, and Roelof’s work here.

Last but not least: A picture taken by Ferdinand Bruwer of this years KKNK festival art curator Sandra Hanekom in my venue (Rubber Kingdom ­čśë )

Sandra Hanekom : curator for this years visual art at the KKNK

Sandra Hanekom : curator for this years visual art at the KKNK

You can read an interview with Sandra Hanekom here.

Feeling so nostalgic looking at these…..great memories were created!! Thank you all xx