Category Archives: crafts

Endangered things; Ebony and Ivory

Much as animal predators utilize their prey, we humans utilize animal parts; we wear leather shoes and belts; many of us eat animal products; we use fats and scents in cosmetic products, skins and horns in musical instruments. Thinking musical … Continue reading

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Coconut Palms and Rambutans; Abstract Paintings and Thai Sunsets in the Andaman Sea…..

“For our Thai beach holiday, (which was planned to co-ordinate a family holiday with a friends’ wedding), we were delighted and lucky to use Travel Portfolio…I cannot fault the initial itinerary options and efficient friendly feedback that we received from … Continue reading

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Balance for Better: Art, re-designing the Woman’s Space….

“Balance for Better: Redesigning the Woman’s Space” opened at the Zimbabwe National Gallery last night. I was thrilled to be able to attend;“Thank you National Gallery of Zimbabwe and team for a tight and well-curated art #exhibition , thought-provoking dance and theatre, stimulating company- … Continue reading

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Bringing the Outside In; Greenery and landscape inspires me this month…

Bringing the outside in…my paintings currently are reflecting the landscapes around me, pulling the feeling of being outdoors inside… and I am tickled that current decor trends embrace this greenery theme…Strelitzias being very prominent! We have seen water water everywhere … Continue reading

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Burnt Earth and Wild dogs go together…..

My artistic collaboration with Burnt Earth ceramics at The Studio is wildly exciting, and involves Wild dogs! Ceramics was aa deep interest for me at art college, and at last I get to combine it with my wild dog art….Yay! I … Continue reading

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Pangolins galore! Pangolin Art, Pangolin food…the edible kind…..at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge held a fun “Focus on Kids” weekend, also focussing on endangered Pangolins! Sarah Savory has written a fabulous book…. Guests at Chilo love that pretty theme food that the Chilo chefs come up with…….! Pangolin Bread: … Continue reading

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In Kenya, traditional handcrafts meet conservation

beads beads and more beads… the Northern Rangelands Trust is not just about wild animals…although the area has successful populations of iconic African Wild Dogs, and rhino, but about community projects and empowerment. Look at the gorgeous craft produced by … Continue reading

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