11.06.2017

ek is 'n vreeslike trotse lektor







one of my biggest inspirations on my creative journey is my students. this year i worked with my grad year graphic design students on the ISTD assessments. serena van der nest passed their assessments with flying colours. it is seen as a considerable achievement. membership of the international society of typographic designers is awarded to graduating students that demonstrate, through the quality of their work, their commitment to achieving the highest possible standard of visual communication. i am very proud of her. serena choose a brief where she had to create a book to demonstrate the philosophy of a chosen crafter. her chosen crafter uses expressive embroidery as a medium. serena took hours and hours to embroider letters in her book by hand.
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'n groot inspirasie in my kreatiewe lewe is my studente. die jaar het ek die voorreg gehad om saam met ons derdejaar grafiese ontwerp studente aan die ISTD opdragte te werk. serena van der nest het die ISTD toetse geslaag. ek is so trots op haar, glo my dit was nie maklik nie. baie min studente bereik hierdie mylpaal. haar opdrag wat sy gekies het was om die filosofie van 'n handwerker uit te beeld in boekvorm. sy het 'n handwerker gekies wat pragtige kreatiewe borduurwerk doen. oral in haar boek het sy met die hand borduurwerk op haar letters gedoen. 

5.26.2017

ek is groen van jaloesie






i wished i thought of this before this amazing artist/illustrator/embroider. for more beautiful pieces to feel jealous about 
look at her instagram account.


3.06.2017

for LOL~day



i decided to make a new label to celebrate creatives that made me laugh. who does not need a laugh every now and then? blue q is the perfect place to go to for a giggle when you need it. they have never let me down over the years. go and visit their website for loads more fun stuff.

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deur die jare het ek gereeld na blue q se webwerf gegaan wanneer my gemoed bietjie swaar raak. hulle humor laat my altyd uitbars van die lag. gaan kyk vir jouself wanneer die wêreld bietjie hard druk. die link is in ligte grys hierbo.

2.21.2017

yay, it's eye candy day





i had a very busy year so far. let's hope that i can get to my own creative work to show you guys more regularly. but for now i'm drooling over other peoples work. i just love these illustrations done by sally nixon. a peek into the every day life of these ladies are strangely comforting. she also has a cool instagram account to follow.
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my jaar so ver is mal. ek sukkel om by my eie kreatiewe werk uit te kom. so vir nou drool ek oor ander mense se werk. kyk bietjie na sally nixon so pragtige tekeninge. sy het ook 'n instagram blad om the volg.

10.24.2016

these bags are just the thing for eye candy day





i just had to share grav-grav's handbags and clutches with you. she have a few collections, bit the cross stitched wooden bags are my favourite.

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ek is so verlief op hierdie handsakke van grav-grav. sy het 'n paar reekse, maar die een is my gunsteling reeks.

8.11.2016

blink swart





many moons ago i found this ring in an antique store in long street {cape town}. i fell in love with it. the problem was that the lady in the store replace the old stone with an ugly shiny blue glass stone and i did not wear it very often because i did not like the glitzy stone.
i replace the stone with this lovely plain black one so that the art deco design can stand out more. thanks to the team at swish diamonds & custom designs i love my "new old" ring so much i am wearing it every day!
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ek vrek oor swart en ougoed, soos julle kan sien daar op my fotos hierbo. die storie agter daardie ring werk so: 'n paar jaar gelede het ek op die ring in 'n antieke winkeltjie in langstraat {kaapstad} afgekom. die oorspronklike steen was verlore en die tannie het 'n vreeslike blink blou glas steen in sy plek gesit. wel, ek het verlief op die ring, minus die lelike blink glas steen, geraak en dit gekoop.
so 'n paar jaar later besluit ek toe om die steen te vervang met 'n swart steen sodat die pragtige art deco ontwerp van dit kan uitstaan. 
baie dankie aan die span by swish diamonds & custom designs, dat hulle my gehelp het om die steen te vervang. 
nou dra ek die ring elke dag.


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