Conteu | Volume 1

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Conteu Volume 1  “Kindled from the French word raconteur, meaning storyteller, Conteu Magazine is a collection of stories that celebrate the makers, honour the thinkers and inspire the adventurers.” – Megan & Chloe   Make. Think. Adventure. I met the lovely Megs and Chloë of Conteu Magazine in 2015 while I was in Durban exhibiting […]

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Paper Anniversary

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“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe Seeing as love is definitely in the air today and I finally managed to squeeze in some precious time for a little blog post I thought I would finally share one of my favourite commissions that I hand crafted in December. […]

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Buffalo Drift

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“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is the best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.” – Albert Einstein   There are few experiences superior to a quiet weekend escape ensconced in nature. This weekend […]

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Mount Nelson

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It’s your city. It’s your mountain. Get lost in it. This ethereal interpretation of the 7th World Wonder captured through contour studies in ink will transport you away from your busy life to that place of deep, inner calm we often only find in nature. The aesthetics of this piece strikes that precarious balance between […]

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Heatherfield House

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A total of sixteen hours went into this intricately hand crafted drawing of the breathtaking Heatherfield House in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. Hofni Schoeman as a gift for his beloved partner commissioned it at the end of last year. A secret number of their darling pets have been hidden in the drawing to create a wonderfully fun […]

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Babylonstoren

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Finally back at my studio and catching up on all the blog posts I didn’t get around to last year. First up is my absolutely favourite place in Cape Town: Babylontsoren. I remember the first time I went there around four years ago with two friends. We wandered around the gardens for hours in the […]

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Liquid Love

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“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” ― Holly Black   I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Mia van Zyl on a few original artworks so far and was delighted to hand craft a drawing as a gift […]

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Tiny Originals

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“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt   Natelee Cocks, a very talented photographer currently working in Dubai, approached me earlier this year to hand craft two Tiny Originals for her […]

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Lulu and Marula

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Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time – Linden Tyler.   Hands up if you are not 100% happy with your skin. We all have some form of an issue with our skin. It is our largest organ and is easily affected by excessive sun exposure, sugar, greasy […]

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It’s Glerping Time

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On your first wedding anniversary, take that symbolic piece of paper and cherish it. Turn the page without any regrets. The paper is there to remind you of the origins of your love and the beginning of your story. Anna V This year I have had the supreme pleasure of hand crafting a few original artworks as gifts […]

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