Garden Sketchbook

[This post contains 4 images.] I was given a Moleskine sketchbook as a gift and needless to say, I was thrilled as I find sketchbook art fascinating. It opens up endless possibilities and the art is spontaneous. Even errors (within reason) can be overlooked. The page size of the book is only 13cm x 21cm!... Continue Reading →

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A tree with an exquisite flower and the ugliest fruit.

(This post contains 11 images). Photography has led me into a whole new world of flora. I am no longer happy just photographing these creations, but find myself doing little studies on them as well. I have always been fascinated by the sausage tree but then, who would not be? This amazing tree is common... Continue Reading →

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If at first you don’t see her, look again!

[This blog contains 5 engaging images.] I happened to see this female African Migrant (Catopsilia florella) butterfly in flight. If I was not in this fortunate position I would never have seen her settle (above) in the Snow Queen Hibiscus in my garden, as the shrub has many white leaves and this offers perfect camouflage... Continue Reading →

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They do not sow, nor reap, nor gather.

This post was originally published on 7/9/2017.  Updated on 15/10/2018. Birds have that something that is a little more challenging for me as an artist than most subjects.  I am a bird-lover and I guess the main reason why I am attracted to birds, besides their beauty is their happiness!  Painting and photographing birds have filled many... Continue Reading →

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A Picture Poem (video) about Forrest & Celeste, the Thick-Billed Weavers.

Over the years I have taken photos of the thick-billed weavers building their nests and I thought the best way to make use of the photographs was to create a video with words and music.  I hope you enjoy!  Don' forget to turn the sound on! DID YOU KNOW? The thick-billed weaver differs from other... Continue Reading →

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CREATION DAY ONE TO SIX, ON CANVAS.

He [God] spoke and galaxies whirled into place, stars burned in the heavens, and planets began orbiting their suns - words of awesome, unlimited, unleashed power.  He spoke again and the waters and lands were filled with plants and creatures, running, swimming, growing, multiplying - words of animating, breathing, pulsing life.  Again he spoke and man... Continue Reading →

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Death of a Child.

A child is a remarkable blessing, Surpassing all the treasures on Earth, Who brings forth indescribable happiness From the moment of inception to incredible birth. The little being who adds significance To our existence on Earth.   An astounding miniature of human form, With wispy hair and downy skin, Tiny fingers that reach out for... Continue Reading →

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