Monday, March 24, 2014

Pottering Over A Long Weekend

This past Saturday I visited the Potters Market in Rondebosch Park for the first time. 
What a feast for the eyes. From plates that are art, to platters to feast from there was something for everyone. I have tried to capture some of the bustle, creativity and people. 

Unfortunately I was not able to get the names of everyone's work that is featured here because of the crowds, however I have tried where possible and if your work is featured and you would like me to add a credit please contact me and I will gladly do so.

Belinda Ormond helped by Paul on the day
Belinda's (my teacher and mentor) lovely stall, with her beautiful vases, bowls, proteas and quirky little men put a smile on my dial.

The Rhino, birdy & grasshopper belong to Sonja Moore. 

Petro van Zyl & daughter from De Kleipot

more from De Kleipot 

Magical glazes by John the Potter

Music by Johan de Meyer and the Proudly Macassar Pottery

Spoons by Sonja Moore and purple nail polish by innocent bystander 

top right plates by PB ceramics & tiles by De Kleipot
So much loveliness makes the heart a happy place. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Me Too

I found this beauty of a post by amanda briggs at dear ada while following a link on pinterest.

Real Botanical Love

" I'm a total sucker for botanical formatting. I mean the real stuff, tucked away in some some obscure vault or drawer in some ancient museum. I know that this is science but it makes my heart skip a beat from a artistic composition point of view. I love the real plant material, dried and fragile, stuck to the aging paper with paper tape. And how about the typed text that details the pertinent information, juxtaposed with the letter pressed text and then of course the lovely, fluid hand written information? These are as breathtaking as any collage or assemblage as far as I'm concerned. I could just go on and on but I thankfully won't. If you want to see more of these particular beauties go here
Oh, be still my heart!"   Amanda Briggs

I have never read a more eloquent piece on the subject
and I sincerely hope that she doesn't mind me sharing,
because it is exactly how I feel.
What a happy find, thank you Amanda for this,
and all the other inspirational posts.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I Think I'm In Trouble.

"Show me your garden 
and I shall tell you 
what you are."

Alfred Austin

 - found via Brainy Quote

Dead Plant Society: Roll Call

2014...and so it begins
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers come to an early demise
as the Mystery Midnight Trimmer
leaves yet another branch on the deck...

How the mighty have fallen

I wish someone would fess-up so I can come to terms with my loss and move on.
(Revenge after all, is a dish best served cold)