JUST ME :: and a stack of blank pages

:: Living creatively ::

About me

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Africa burns

It's winter, which means it's once again time for our annual veld fires (wild fires). A couple of weeks ago we had one rushing through our property, but luckily the grass had already been cut in preparation of the event and the damage was minimal. But with strong winds, it is scary the speed at which these fires can travel.

The fire rushing through our property



  1. Your painting is gorgeous, and really creates a dramatic effect with the bands of golden colors and the fluidity of the clouds in the sky. What I love most is the dark streak across the earth with the small suggestion of a person or animal there... my eye wants to settle there with that fragile little being and take in all the majesty of nature flowing around me! Well done! This is truly a remarkable piece Maree!

    1. Wow! Thank you for your lovely, eloquent description of your feelings about this painting Katherine! You've made me look at it with fresh eyes and greater understanding! xx


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