At this stage I have to focus on several developments. The online sales via Faithful to Nature is really taking off and it turns out that virtually all orders within South Africa are from The Gauteng (J’burg – Pretoria) and Durban areas and until so far none from the Western Cape.
A major development which draws most of my attention is my move to a ‘new’ (Anno 1928) house with sufficient studio space in Napier (98 Sarel Cilliers Street) per April 1. That also means packing, loading, unloading and re-installing. But the new studio is far bigger than the cramped space in the wendy house I have worked in the past years. And as soon as the barn in the back is renovated in a year or so there will be even more space.
P.S. Immediate after the removal I have to display my work at the gallery…
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Having recently returned back from a weekend away in Barrydale with my mom, (not forgetting our two Yorkshire terriers that accompanied us) I thought I would share some of Barrydale’s best stops. Barrydale is approximately a 3 hour drive from Cape Town. Its a small farming village situated between the Overberg region and the Klein Karoo. Its not a very big town in comparison to other “dorps” we have been too. However the scenery of the mountains certainly creates a tranquil setting. A perfect way to settle into the weekend.
Overlooking the town of Barrydale
Mom & I took a leisurely drive through from Cape Town, exploring all the farm stalls en route, a tradition I seem to have to do whenever I do road trips. I simply can’t help myself! We went through the Tradouw Pass (which means Women’s Path in the old Khoi language) before entering Barrydale. This…
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Twice yearly there is the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route, organised by resident artists of Baardskeerderbos in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. For the second time I was one of the guest artists of sculptor/painter/bread maker Niel Jonker, this time together with photographer/furniture maker Roger Young and Leli Hoch (land art).
Herewith a few snapshots in B&W of my presentation.
This weekend (Saturday and Sunday 19-20 March and each day between 10AM and 5AM) art of numerous local professional artists and guest artists (like Yvonne de Wit) are on display at diverse locations in Baardskeerdersbos in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.
But besides for art there is more to see in this small village tucked away in a valley somewhere between Bredasdorp/Napier and Gansbaai/Franskraal. A stroll between the diverse artist houses gives the visitor sometimes the impression that the BBossers live and work in a different time period. Park you car somewhere, walk and see.