I Choose Not To Be A Sloth.

[Art and Poetry. This blog contains a poem and image of a Sloth, painted in oils.]  As I live in South Africa, the sloth was never on my list of animals to paint.  It is usually lions, elephants, buck etc., however, I was looking around for a very furry animal to paint and came across... 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 →

The same painting, but two different results.

I enjoy experimenting with art. Above and beneath you can two entirely different results of the same scene. The first painting is created using organic material and paint.  I loved the result of this, however, it did pose a problem when the organic matter decayed, so I removed the leaves, which left an interesting impression. ... Continue Reading →

For the love of butterflies!

Who does not love a butterfly? They are the most phenomenal, delicate creatures that inhabit this amazing world.  I imagine them as spirited, four-petaled, colourful flowers that add ebullience to any garden.  Butterflies complement their habitats in a wonderful way. As soon as I spot a butterfly, I grab my camera and spend a good while chasing it!... Continue Reading →

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