Category Archives: crafts

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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“Waste no Waste: Trash is Treasure”; Recycled Art in a great cause

The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) is an organization of volunteers, working to promote visual art in Zimbabwe. Their main aim is to assist the National Gallery through adding to the permanent collection, supporting maintenance and upkeep of the collection … Continue reading

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Mahenye Charitable Trust and Changana Culture; beading and beautiful ladies…

The Changana ladies at Chief Mahenye’s village have a strong tradition of beading…. Look at these deeply gathered skirts that they embellish with numerous seed beads… Some of my personal necklaces, bought from these talented ladies… NOTE: excerpt from my … Continue reading

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Valentine’s day preparations…Cute kissing slugs, bugs and orange Crossandra Flowers

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day… Today, Friday 13th…Kelli, the cruise ship traveller, gets to San Diego on her ship today, off to Hawaii tomorrow…hard work but wonderful travel experience… A beautiful day dawns for me, at Chilo… An amazing grasshopper on … Continue reading

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