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Writer Published on Feb 21, 2019
Grace Personified!

I stared at The Displaced Ibis in awe. One of the Ten Commandments is: “Do not covet.” I looked at my friends new painting and I’m very much afraid to admit that I broke that commandment. I coveted. Oh, how I coveted! It was a painting of an Hadeda Ibis. It is standing on an

Sublime in Nature!

“Overall, my aim is to make the world a brighter place, through the use of illustration.” Nande Hattingh I wriggled my feet in the grass, took a deep breath of the gorgeous air and sat back with my eyes closed, revelling in the glorious morning. I was sitting next to a bed of lavender and

Writer Published on Jan 15, 2016
A Safari in Driftwood!

The shops at Christmas time are pits of hell! I am so relieved that Christmas shopping is over for another year. So many people intent on buying presents, Christmas hams, turkeys, Christmas crackers….Fill the halls with bits of folly, I thought sourly to myself. Right, Mums’ present could now be ticked off my list. I

Writer Published on Feb 6, 2015
A big fat success!

“Thin people are beautiful but fat people are adorable!” Jackie Gleason I looked at the picture on the mug in front of me as I waited for my hot chocolate to cool. I smiled. A buxom woman stared back. She looked as if she was posing or modelling. What tickled me was that this was

One day at a time!

“The best thing about the future is that is comes one day at a time” Abraham Lincoln ****         One of my Facebook ‘friends’ recently wrote a comment on Facebook that really tugged at my heart. She had clearly lost two people close to her. I sent her a private message saying

Born to Art!

     I am about to lead you into the enchanting world of The Strydom Gallery’s 45th Summer Exhibition. The name Strydom is synonymous with top quality SA art, and has been since 1968 when the Gallery was started by art connoisseur Matthys Strydom. Wow, Gaynor must really be clued up on art, you may

The Eyes of an Artist!

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science; Learn how to see. Realise that everything is connected to everything else.”                                                   Leonard de Vinci

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