Category Archives: crafts

“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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Crossandra flowers and tilapia fillets; old “churhi” and Blue waxbill grass…

At Chilo Gorge every day brings new beauty, such as this gorgeous Crossandra framed by what I call ‘blue waxbill grass’– I have called it that because I did not know the latin name, but do know that the Blue … Continue reading

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The Pallet Wood Christmas Tree and the Art Studio re-invented…..

At last! After the house fire,  my Art studio (214 Brooke Drive in Borrowdale Brooke Estate) is repainted, the Living area rebuilt, and paintings are hanging again for viewing! The garden has recovered from the invasion of builders and  under Dad’s … Continue reading

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Baobab Christmas Tree and Festive Season at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

What a pleasure it is for Clive Stockil and I  to arrive at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, rain imminent, ground steaming in anticipation! Afternoon tea on the deck brings a stunning sight… Out of the thick green canopy that lines the swelling … Continue reading

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Basket Case II Exhibition

Basket Case II Exhibition @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe is on until 15th December. The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and the Zimbabwe German Society) and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, would like to invite you to … Continue reading

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