Thursday, 26 January 2012

Connect the dots and see the light


Solarjar from Consol. You can fill it with anything you like, I added these glass pebbles.

Postcards from Japan and the Netherlands

Sekiyado Castle at Chiba. Japan.

Another language, another perspective


So, more things borrowed from the Goethe-Institut library, some DVDs this time. It's pretty much the luck of the draw because I don't know any of the directors etc, so my selection was based on packaging alone.
Watched the first two short films on MY WALL last night, enjoyed them both. Learned about the island of Kivalina, Alaska where global warming is so in-their-face, their 250m beach has disappeared but they don't want to leave, they want to preserve their tribe and their way of life.
http://kivalinacity.com/

Printer's Block


Those were the days, my friend...

Monday, 23 January 2012

Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Tshwane








New Windows application

As seen in Braamfontein.

Second oldest pub

Kitchener’s Carvery Bar, is Johannesburg’s second oldest pub.

Blue Heron Rising

I bought the print at Velo, Braamfontein. Part of  'Inspired by Japan' - a project where woodblock printmakers collaborate to support relief efforts for Japan.
To read more about this print: http://barenforum.org/japan/prints/dwinell_carole.html

Saturday Morning in Braamfontein


Behind the green door...

...the red door, the yellow door.

Postcards from Ireland, Finland and Taiwan

Friday, 20 January 2012

Das praktische neue Kochbuch

My mother's cookbook, Das praktische neue Kochbuch. Something like a Mrs Beeton's.
Within it I found the secret to her awesome 'Bratkartofflen'.




Monday, 16 January 2012

Gift from Amsterdam!

More fabrics from Ikea. Yipee, yay! Thank you!



Butterflies and dragonflies

Went for a walk at Delta Park yesterday morning. Butterflies, dragonflies, swallows, glossy starlings etc. A lovely morning.