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Peter George d’Angelino Tap, fabulous wearable art from Utrecht, Netherlands

Peter George d’Angelino Tap, fabulous wearable art from Utrecht, Netherlands

My walks in Utrecht, Netherlands took me each day past wonderful windows of this marvelous dress workshop. The piece above is what I could see through the window, very interesting and intriguing! I looked up this fabulous designer once I got home and with his kind permission bring you these extravagant and fabulous wearables. Enjoy!!!…

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Good-bye to South Africa

Good-bye to South Africa

South Africa letter 4 Our day with Dick started out fine for us but badly for him. When he started his own car at home to come down to meet us, the battery was dead. He borrowed daughter Karla’s car and by the time he picked us up, it had a flat tire. Poor sap,…

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South Africa letter 3, Cape Town art & family

South Africa letter 3, Cape Town art & family

South Africa letter 3 Yesterday weather was a bit iffy so we drove into Cape Town to do the galleries. All over South Africa young black men in bright green traffic control vests offer a service of “parking advisers”. They wave you into a spot, vaguely keep an eye on your car while you’re gone,…

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South Africa letter 2, from the beach to the race track

South Africa letter 2, from the beach to the race track

South Africa Letter 2 We arrived in Hout Bay from Knysna at around 7 o’clock in the evening after a lovely day’s travel. We stayed with old friends Dick and Carla at their large house for several nights before eventually moving into their beach condo about a week later. Sketching in Dick’s garden. Among other…

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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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