Sunday, May 23, 2010

I want one

we went to cars in the park last weekend - here are some glimpses of the shape, line and detail of these beauties.

Monday, May 17, 2010

succulent of the month

Like they do in supermarkets and some companies to encourage their staff, I'm posting a photo of this guy who after a year of looking pretty much the same has suddenly opened up and is growing a whole new middle bit. Well done blobby stone plant - you are succulent of the month.

Monday, May 10, 2010


This is me in class 1 with my first suitcase (my mum and I on the left)
I have acquired many more since, they are great for storage.
Not one of them contains a suit.

Self portrait and landscape on Mothers day

Trying my hand at painting. This is something I have been dying to do for ages. So... I am doing a painting and printmaking course at KZN University with Vuli (printmaking) and Faye (painting) they are both great teachers, yay for you.
The landscape is the Petrus stroom Valley(home) - good colours at the moment which I thought I may put in the portrait - a Mona Lisa type background.
My Daughter Pippa did the card for Mothersday.
I love the combo, the card should be with the painting always.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hillhouse website

Have a look at the website and come and stay

Thursday, February 18, 2010

website icons

I've done these icons in different colour ways for the different pages - Hillhouse website coming together.

Hillhouse website

I'm designing a website. This is my design for the opening page. So far so good.
Hillhouse used to be our farm shed and it is now a really cool place to come and stay. Have a look.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yes I do love my plants

I would like to mention that some of my best and most unusual succulents come from Sharon and Neville's beautiful St Verde garden. Definitely worth a visit, they are open on the last weekend of every month.

Treasure hunting

It's such a win when nobody else wants or likes things that you like. Especially when you are at an auction.

I was so excited to get these Tretchikoff prints, which came with a lot of other less desirables,
for R20.00.

More auction specials...very comfy yellow chair and the print is Mario Bordi's Freedom of the plains.

Another chair from another auction and evil Leechie cat.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The art of ventriloquism

My father was a ventriloquist and a magician. This is one of his many puppets. He has a movable jaw, and his bright staring eyes are ever ready to assume any expression suggested by his puppet master.
What I find funny is that the ventriloquist has a single powerful factor working for him and this is that the listener wants to hear what the puppet has to say!

Monday, February 8, 2010

No holding back

Our veranda is suffering from succulent invasion.
Front door navigation is almost impossible.
There is nowhere to put the tea pot.

by hook and by crooks

I am addicted to making these squares - someone better stop me before I start crocheting toilet seat covers.