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 26, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Guineas are back

For the first time in many years (except for a brief visit in December 2013), I've had Guinea Fowl visiting my garden again. They even stopped to have a quick snack of corn which I put out for Solly's chickens.


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


Friday, July 18, 2014

Waiting for summer

Ink sketch and colourwash on Bockingford 300gsm

Can't wait to see the Dandelions again...


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Three cheers

Winter is still persisting but three cheers for rising temperatures this morning. A spring in my step and a smile on my face!


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Colourful country living

W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

A colourful front door on a smallholding not far from where I live. 


Tuesday, July 8, 2014