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South Africa, Cape Town to Knysna

South Africa, Cape Town to Knysna

South Africa letter 1 We left home on the 4:30 pm ferry on Monday and arrived in South Africa Wednesday morning at seven in the morning. Quite shagged. We had three hours stopover in London Heathrow and just had time to have a nice breakfast for getting back on the next plane to South Africa….

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The tiny paint box that inspired me to make my own

The tiny paint box that inspired me to make my own

February 25, 2015 | ART, life drawing, watercolor | 2 Comments

Here’s the tiny travel paintbox that inspired me to make my own tiny boxes. Catherine Youngren sat beside me at a Dr. Sketchy life drawing session and added nice little bits of colour to her poses with paints from this tiny box. What a treat! Here’s her story: Even as a very little girl, I…

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Puerto Vallarta contemporary & figurative art

Puerto Vallarta contemporary & figurative art

February 7, 2015 | ART, figurative painting, Mexico, travel | No Comments

South Side Art Shuffle in Puerto Vallarta Old Town On our recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, the South Side Shuffle took us on a wonderful evening stroll through the art galleries. Galeria Danté We wandered into the large meandering Galleria Danté and say hello to owner Claire Guarniere again. We feature three of her artists on…

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Robert Masla art workshops in Mexico

Robert Masla art workshops in Mexico

February 7, 2015 | ART, Mexico, travel, watercolor | No Comments

On our recent trip to Puerto Vallarta,  we were able to take a one day workshop at Casa de los Artistas with Robert Masla and guest teacher Donna Esterbrooks. Robert’s students come and spend one week with accommodation and instruction and even some cultural outings planned in, a very nice set up for the art…

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Puerto Vallarta, sunny & full of art

Puerto Vallarta, sunny & full of art

Just back from a wonderful rejuvenating 2 weeks in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We stay in Old Town, far from the tequila-guzzling all-inclusives in the high rise Hotel District. We’ve been a few times before but we don’t get to come south every year. Our friendly Travel agents Elite Travel got us hooked on the very…

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Looking for Sunshine Coast artists & craftsmen

Looking for Sunshine Coast artists & craftsmen

Are you a designer? Do you design costumes for role-players or re-enactors, whether it be for theatre, movies or your local school’s drama coach …. Do you design clothes for today? Or perhaps you are a designer of accessories, such as jewelry, shoes, gloves, masks, period-weaponry? Yes, even weapons! My intention is to see if…

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