Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Chaotic Happiness at Home

R's mom, Marlene,  is an artist and when we visit Zimbabwe, where his parent's live, I love wandering into her studio. A space where chaos prevails, yet manages to create a strange calmness in the sense that it is her "happy space". Her studio always smells of paint, is always a mess and is always inspiring. Blotches of colour fill the walls, line drawings have been pinned up in her painting haste. Pictures that inspire her fill empty surfaces, paints squelched everywhere fuel her. It is simply wonderful and this time when I was visiting  I couldn't resist to take a few pictures.
See her work here: The Cape Gallery, Her website here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter at Home

This weekend R and I are at home, and I am thrilled. It feels like for the past few months home-days have been cut short and home weekend are few and rare. This weekend will be different. We plan to garden and be in the sun ( if it holds out). I am beyond excited.
Happy Easter.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A picture worth keeping

This is an image I found while doing by daily visit to Miss Moss, I needed to re-post it, to keep it. It's romanic and whimsicle and I love the soft colours. 

Source: Paloma wool

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Inspired Dressing Haven

I am busy working on the design of a beautiful, classic and bespoke "Dressing office". It is meant to be romantic and a little haven of refuge and inspiration, filled with beautiful clothes, magazines and happiness. These are a few images I am using to be inspired.

All images have been sourced from here

Monday, March 31, 2014

Three days in the greater Kruger

R took me away for a blissful 3 nights in the Bush. We flew to Nelspruit and then hired a car and after a 4 hour drive, we were surrounded by the sounds and sights of real African game. We saw Elephants and Giraffe by the dozen, birds, zebra and a sighting of a Leopard, which was truly special, since these beautiful creatures have always eluded me. I can not describe how transporting and wonderful these few days were, falling asleep to the loud sounds of crickets and sipping on hot coffee in the back of an over-lander in the dewey early mornings. After only 3 days I felt relaxed, revitalised and inspired to draw again. The pictures are worth all and more than all the words I could type. We stayed at 3 very different and special lodges (which I will do posts on later) but, for now, these are a few snapshots of our magical excursion.

All photos and drawings by me