The circle with its continuous flow offers endless possibilities in art. Generally, I strive for balance and order in all things, and I find that this type of art is perfect for achieving this.
Mistletoe. Naturally Formed Wood Art
This piece of natural wood art has been in my parent's home ever since I can remember. My father, an artist, was out in the bush sourcing wood for his creations, when he saw a maroela tree with this uniquely shaped branch. He removed the branch from the tree and cleaned out the inside of... Continue Reading →
The Most Beautiful Food Source in Africa
[This post contains 36 Images.] The Impala is the most beautiful food source in Africa for every known predatory animal and bird. They are plentiful in all the wildlife parks. These photographs were taken in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The size of the park is an area of 7,523 square miles (19,485 square... Continue Reading →
Painted local birds on canvas ‘paper’.
[This post contains 4 images.] I love birds and invite them into my life by attracting them with feeders, bird baths, and plants. My camera is near to hand for pics. I also enjoy painting and writing about birds. I painted this set of birds in oil on canvas sheets. I would rather paint on... Continue Reading →
This post features twelve images. FLOWER FALL Flowers tumbling from the tree are pierced by the aloes beneath, a few are wedged in dark corners where they have gone to die. Several are scattered on the path like a broken wreath. Thankfully, the cycle of life is all but over! In their death song, each... Continue Reading →
A Wandering Eye
[This post contains 13 images] There is much to photograph in nature, the choices are endless. I have found that the most surprising photos are the unplanned pics, the little scenes that pop up in the viewfinder. It would be something I did not particularly plan to photograph. This often happens when I am playing... Continue Reading →
Welcome new miracle day! I see a faint moon is still up in the sky, and it is Easter Sunday! HAPPY EASTER! Have a blessed day. Praise Him, sun and moon;Praise Him, all stars of light!~Psalm 148.3. ©️ Copyright Caroline Street Art/Poetry/Photography
Stinky Starfish Flower Cactus
[This post features 11 images] STARFISH CACTUS (Stapelia grandiflora) is fascinating, not only because it is unusual as a land flower, but it emits the smell of carrion. This is not a carnivorous plant, but the stinky succulent has a powerful influence over insects drawn to the smell of carrion. The insects are transfixed by... Continue Reading →
A surprising visit from an African Harrier-Hawk
I often have unusual birds visit my garden, however, I was surprised to see this African Harrier-hawk hover for few seconds and then come to rest on the frond of a tall palm. They enjoy the fruit of the palm and scratch in the crevices for eggs and other tasty morsels. They are great climbers,... Continue Reading →
Exploring Multimedia Art
There is nothing quite like multimedia art to get the creative juices flowing.
Nature’s Cleaners: Vulture and Hyena
Vultures and hyenas do nature a great service.
Green Abstraction; Secret Nature
I don't think captions are necessary. I will let nature speak for itself! How curious can I possibly beTo envision a day upon a leaf.A Tom Thumb I would need to be!To hop and skip upon a frond -Yes! It is beyond belief! ~C.StreetExcerpt from, ‘Once Upon a Leaf.’ ©️ Copyright Caroline Street ArtPoetry Photography... Continue Reading →
The Garden of Eden. Walking with God.
I questioned my purpose for years and thank God, I have discovered the answer to this through prayer and study of the Word.
Yessy Art Gallery to sell your creative works.
I spent hours searching for a reasonably priced, simply structured art gallery on the internet to sell my art; one of those uncomplicated galleries! And I found it! It is called Yessy Art Gallery.
Genesis of Life: The Makhonjwa Mountains.
Recently I took a trip to Barberton, which is about an hours drive. There is a restaurant there in an old house dating back to the gold rush days of the 1880s. After lunch, I took a trip into the Makhonjwa Mountains, which is a series of beautiful green hills. The views from a high... Continue Reading →
‘Bushveld Bliss’. Take a stroll with me through the African Bushveld.
Join me on this bush excursion, which I have recorded in pics and words.
because this task is almost finished! I have one more place of spiritual abundance to complete.
It’s not often I have seen a languid leopard.
The leopards I have seen in the Kruger Park are usually darting across the road, or having an afternoon siesta under the shade of a tree, but I have never seen a leopard practically asleep on its feet.
One drawing with three conclusions.
Every time I attempt digital art, it is like learning it from the beginning again. I might sound crazy, but this is one of the things I enjoy about the art.
Mount Hermon. The fifth poem, the ‘Dew of Mount Hermon’, and painting in the series, The Seven Places of Spiritual Abundance. The Dew of Mount Hermon(The Fifth Spiritual Place of Abundance)My spirit is drawn to the snow capped peaksOf the majestic, sacred, Mount Hermon, Where worshippers were captivated by its sacred heights,And peaceful views of... Continue Reading →
The sun has bowed out and the moon is poised, In the dead of night, there is scarcely any noise; Dark and misty, the clouds just an outline,
The Valley of Trouble
I have departed from the valley of the shadow of death, Resting in green pastures, my soul is restored;
The Web of Lies
The poem, The Web of Lies, was difficult to write as I did not want to bring the spider into disrepute, because it does have a purpose in the Circle of Life, nevertheless nothing describes lies, living a lie or living in a lie better than a spiders web, as explained in the poem.
The Glory of Lebanon.
The painting of the 'Cedars of Lebanon' illustrates the poem, 'The Glory of Lebanon'. This is the 3rd Spiritual Place of Abundance. THE GLORY OF LEBANON. (3rd Spiritual Place of Abundance.) Fleeing the heat of the plains, I ascend to the heights of Lebanon, exploring the high places of Adonai where His majestic glory is... Continue Reading →
The Zany Zebra
These creatures were created for freedom; to run wild! And only from a distance, to be admired.
Experimenting with multimedia art.
Personally speaking, the serious side of art is oil painting, however, these days I often find myself experimenting with multimedia and I say experimenting because it is just that! I deliberately do not have a plan, because part of the joy of the art is picking up something that will make a mark and making it work!
Carmel in scripture is spoken of as complete, full, and perfect, and this in the spiritual sense can be applied in the search of Truth.
The Plain of Sharon
My new project is to paint the seven places of spiritual abundance, (this is the first), and to pen a verse about each painting as I feel God has spoken to me. I love that this has been revealed to me!
It's not insanity, all this mental activity - A flood of ideas - this is good! Another thought - maybe I could -
How, When, Why?
She stares beyond what she sees - Beyond the ceiling, the clouds, the sky. Seeking what it is she is trying to see, But the search to her eye is disallowed. What is it she seeks up high? She scans the moon and stars, Pursues the trail of the great Milky Way. Her mind flush... Continue Reading →
The supernatural vines of inspiration Are climbing everywhere. Their buds proclaim, “There is a change in the air!”
Striped Apples, Vases, and a Purple Fork
Still-life art is a glimpse into the personal living spaces of the artist. ~ Caroline Street
Seagull Art: Sand, Surf and Seaview
Seagulls can be heroes too!
The Woman From Mexico.
I was eager to try out my new coloured pens, and this drawing of SALSA the red-head was the result. As I was drawing Salsa, humorous thoughts came to mind which resulted in the limerick beneath.
Celebrating Earth Day with Orchids.
Illustrious orchid, harbinger of spring, Your spectacular beauty sings! A tonic to my eyes, a spiritual lift Is your communication to me.
The Significance of a Rose.
[This post contains 13 images] Have you ever wondered what the significance of a rose is? Mmm, Make sure you get the right message, or you could be in for a surprise or a shock!
Refurbished old items in the spirit of reuse/recycle.
Over the years I have collected garden paraphernalia but eventually the weather takes it toll on everything. Things get broken and colors fade. It is at this point these items usually get discarded. Well, I decided, not this time!
I went down to the lilypond, and I was in for a big, creepy surprise!
Beautiful lilies, but look again! Wow!
Lino Printing. A Kingfisher.
I seldom do lino printing, but I enjoy the process. The prints are exciting, because one never quite knows what results will be achieved.
God’s Kitchen on Canvas.
I enjoy still-life art, usually the type with food and crockery painted in oils. However, this series of still-life focuses on the details of the food.
The Best Memories Are Handmade.
Long after the treats and presents have been utilised and forgotten, the cards remain.
Sunflowers and Stars.
I recently went on a road trip and took my trusted box of felt tip pens and a small drawing pad. Sunflowers and Stars was the result.
New Still-Life Art
I work purely out of the need to create. I love all conventional mediums, but in the absence of these, honest digital drawing does me just fine!
The Alley Cat.
I have drawn house cats: well fed, beautiful, pampered cats, however, this time I decided to draw an alley cat in a dingy alley. A large, ferocious, brave cat, the type that has to fight for survival.
The Endearing Steenbok.
The Steenbok is probably the cutest little buck you will see in the Kruger National Park.
The artists of this world are bold - Their sensitivities are untold; Criticism they stoically bear, But ultimately their visions sprout, They are the world's creative fount.
Handcrafted Decoy Ducks.
In short, a decoy duck resembles a real duck. They were used in duck hunting to attract real ducks. Originally these ducks were carved from wood, even cork. Modern ducks are made from canvas or plastic. They are painted to look like a genuine duck. Historical ducks today are collector's pieces and the price can... Continue Reading →
A Sequence of Pics of the Purple Crested Lourie.
I photographed this lourie (turaco) in my garden. I had previously made a number of attempts to photograph these birds but to no avail. At the sight of me, they took off. This day I was fortunate, as you can see. I think those palm berries were too delicious for the bird to abandon! The... Continue Reading →
The Secret Life of Peafowl.
Can you eat a Peafowl? In Medieval times the birds were prepared by roasting and then the feathers were arranged on and around the roast. This made it appear as if the fowl was still alive! Here’s the presentation instructions from Medieval times; “wynde the skynwit the fethurs and the taile aboughtthe body, And serue... Continue Reading →
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen' SNOW QUEENS Arrayed in their finest corolla, snow queens gape from the height of the chaotic shrub. A few, inquisitive, spruced-up debutantes peep through dense variegated leaves, surveying the garden’s display and wildlife: what’s buzzing around or crawling on the ground. Others twist and twirl in all directions, perhaps to satisfy... Continue Reading →