It’s Winter! Although in some northern parts Durban’s winter may be considered Summer! But by Durban’s standards we had a rather cold patch a while ago and so I salvaged the last of the garden roses thinking that was them DONE and ready for winter pruning.  But Mother Nature is most generous with her bounty!…

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We had a celebration in our house this week and that meant donuts! And some extra special ones too…LOVE YOU donuts! Because how can donuts and love you not be in the same sentence right….? So I’m sending a little donut love your way too! Because we all need an extra little lovin’…and we often…

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A little Iceberg rose in a shot glass…It’s been freezing cold in Durban…well as freezing cold as Durban ever gets. Durban winter wear can often be a thin woolen item over your summer dress! But we have had snow on the KZN Drakensberg mountains which means a beautiful unusual cold spell. Durbanites are pulling out every scarf, pair…

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I was recently given a thank you gift in the form of the most gorgeous bunch of proteas! More like an armful of proteas and fynbos. The bunch was so abundant! The scent of fresh fynbos is like no other…it just smells like South Africa to me…as does the bush, a weekend braai, grasses and…

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This little painting was actually painted a few weeks ago now as a demo when filming for Creative Community Studio, my online membership to support other artists and help them thrive. I didn’t share it in the week it was painted because the video hadn’t yet launched in our community platform. The demo I was filming…

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I am going to let you in on a little secret…There was time a while back when I got really sick and tired of painting proteas! And you know how much I love flowers, so that’s hard to admit. Proteas are just so incredibly beautiful and I love having them in my home so I always had…

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It has been a month of celebrating! We have had a 20th birthday, an 18th birthday, a few other family birthdays and I’ve celebrated a  Paintings in the post sale which was so well supported by all my collectors – THANK YOU! My love language when I want to show someone that I care (besides…

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This week I was  moved by a post written by an amazing creative that I follow on Instagram, Katie Davis. I shared my thoughts on her post across my social media platforms but the message is too important to me to not share it here too. Katie spoke about things that delight her soul, what…

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BIBLIOPHILE (n) a lover of books; someone who finds joy and peace of mind while holding a book. I’m just going to be honest and upfront…I am a book nerd! I am a book hoarder. I buy waaaaay too many books and they are some of my most treasured possessions. There I said it! Yes,…

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It seems a bit strange two weeks into the new year to be wishing you “Happy New Year”. But with the best intentions and since this is the first blogpost of the year, I do hope that 2019 is kind and gentle and prosperous for you in every way. As we move over from one…

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