10.22.2018

snip & skinner





so we started a creative group again called: snip & skinner {the name we got, is thanks to a great logo design done by one of our students}. designer-makers need the get-together-time. we had a lovely time chatting, eating and making almost the entire Saturday.

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ons het weer 'n kreatiewe groepie begin wat by mekaar kom om saam te snip & skinner {die great naam is te danke aan een van ons leerders se embleme wat sy ontwerp het verlede jaar} 

9.14.2018

more visuals for my new tjou-tjou product


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my second product shot for my new product. I want to do my entire house full of these in defferent sizes.

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my tweede produk idee is klaar. ek wil een van my mure vol van hierdie hoepels maak in verskillende grotes.

8.31.2018

the new tjou-tjou product

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a look at my new product. you sent me your photos and I make beautiful personalised hoops for you to keep your memories alive. my costing is not done yet, so hopefully I can launch it on my hello pretty shop soon.

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my nuwe produk idee is hier. jy stuur jou fotos en ek sit hulle vir jou in 'n borduur-hoepel. ek is besig om nog die kostes uit te werk, maar hopelik is dit teen volgende week gedoen. hou my hello pretty winkel dop. 

8.30.2018

what I love to do, re-booting



tjou-tjou was in a deep sleep for a year now. lot's of things kept me busy and ended up just being excuses to avoid what I love most: creating new products. in the last few weeks I realised that I'm in a battle with myself and I need to get over my blogging slump. talking about my creative process and struggles kept me inspired. so I hope with a lot of little steps I'll be getting back to the maker in me. at the moment I'm busy with a new idea for a product. yay!
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liewe aarde, ek kan nie glo dat ek 'n jaar laas 'n blog geskryf het nie.🙈 so baie dinge het gebeur die afgelope ruk, waar begin ek? om een of ander rede het ek tot die besef gekom dat ek besig is om met myself te stoei en al die drama en hartseer om my as 'n verskoning te gebruik, om nie te doen wat ek so lief voor is nie. so, met klein stappies sal ek hopelik weer uit my blogging-dip kom. eerste stappie: 'n nuwe produk is in ontwikkeling. hoera!

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. 

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