Family Tree — Studio 98

Recently Herman got an order for a family tree. Tens of photos to choose from; many in deplorable condition. After the choice the old pictures had to be improved; sharpened, de-noised (grain), spots removed, etc. The family is extremely happy with the result.

Family Tree — Studio 98

Patience

Close up of a larger striped swallow in our courtyard at Studio98 in Napier, South Africa.

Less than a meter distance. Patience has its reward.

Taking a selfie

The Afrikaner / Africander

The Africander is a native South African breed. It belongs to the Sanga type and is used primarily for meat production. The breed is usually red with long lateral horns. Sanga cattle, in huge herds, were owned by the Hottentots when the Dutch established the Cape Colony in 1652. The animals were obtained by the colonists who improved them for use as draft animals. It was Africander oxen that drew the wagons which carried Boer farmers and families on the Great Trek of 1835 – 36 from the Cape of Good Hope to the Orange Free State, Natal and the Transvaal to escape British rule. The word trek is originally Afrikaans, meaning draft. Farming descendants of the Dutch colonists named this breed ‘Afrikaner’. These photos are made in Napier, South Africa.

Guess who this is?

a hint: It’s in Napier….

On top of the silos

If Bredasdorp looks empty today then you now know why

At Studio98 in Napier

This weekend, 24-25-26 September, 14 artists from Napier present their work in 10 different locations. An ideal weekend outing for the art minded people.

Here at Studio98 in Napier Jewellery Designer Yvonne de Wit and Photographer Herman van Bon have revamped their own gallery with many new works. A sneaky preview below.

3 Days of Art in Napier

Good Morning in the Overberg, South Africa.
Don’t forget: Tomorrow is the beginning of 3 days #creativenapier Follow that hashtag on social media.

14 artists (yes they all make a living out of art) present their work in 10 different locations. Not only paintings but also sculptures, handbags (not craft), photography and handmade design jewellery.

No Money in South Africa?

Visitor of the Studio98 gallery in Napier; home of jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit and photographer Herman van Bon.

Follow the hashtag #creativenapier

This coming Heritage Weekend, 24-25-26 September: 14 artists in 10 different locations throughout the village. It’s the largest art event ever within the municipal boundaries of Cape Agulhas.