Monday, November 18, 2013

Recent Work

"Hemispheres", Mixed media on wood, 248 x 198mm each, 2013
In the same way that the left and right side of our body needs to communicate effectively to support our movement and functioning - the left and right hemispheres of the brain working together - the different hemispheres of the earth and the plant kingdom work together to sustain life on Earth.

From my sketchbook: beetle flying towards the tip of a grass-seed-stem, and the trunk of a Quiver Tree

"Grow III", Mixed media, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

16 -17 Nov: Gift Making & Writing

Write On Presents

Gifts From The Heart 

A 2 Day Gift Making & Writing Workshop  

  • When last did you tell the people in your life how much you appreciate and love them?
  • Tired of writing the same old generic Christmas cards each year? 
  • Want to express how you feel to your loved ones but don’t know how to say it?

If you love making things by hand, are obsessed with Pinterest or just want to give something different to your friends and family this festive season, Gifts from the Heart is a two day workshop happening this weekend. 

On this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Share from the heart with the people in your life about how much they mean to you 
  • Express Yourself Through The Medium of Writing & Art
  • Find the words you’ve been searching for to show people your gratitude and love
  • Learn how to unblock yourself creatively in a supportive and fun environment 
  • Experiment & play with creative techniques while making personalised gifts for your friends and family to take home with you 

The workshop will be facilitated by Amy Kaye & Janet Botes. 
Amy Kaye is the founder of Write On South Africa and is a published writer and poet who will be teaching students how to unblock themselves creatively, how to find the words to express their thoughts and feelings and to find their voice through writing.
Janet Botes is a visual artist and workshop facilitator. She will help you take your words and transform them into beautiful  gifts through artistic and creative techniques suited to both the regular DIYer and the absolute novice. 
Dates:  Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November 2013
Time: 1-5pm
Where: The Inspiration Playground, Woodstock – Email us for directions
Price: R1200

Spaces are limited and bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.  All payments must by made by Friday the 15th of November 2013. 

For booking enquiries, email:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Workshops in November

Play, explore, build, and create.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 6pm - 9pm.

Venue: Art Source Workshop Space, 44 Lower Main Road,  Observatory, Cape Town. Cost: R300, which include materials & some (healthy) snacks.

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 9am - 12noon.

Venue: TBA, Cape Town. Cost: R300, which include materials & some (healthy) snacks.            

Develop or celebrate your creativity by working with mixed media. We’re going to create new artworks from found objects and raw materials, with a focus on experimentation and mixing:
  • combining different materials and techniques
  • mixing your own paints.
The workshop is planned to be explorative, comfortable, informal and fun. I always try to be supportive in the way I guide you while encouraging your own inherent creativity. Please note, places are limited, so booking is essential.