Postcards for ants and other stories

I love (LOVE) Lorraine Loots’ 365 Postcards for Ants, and I’m in the midst of booking a painting or four from her Cape Town themed 2014 project.
Look at the loveliness:









I also love this short film in which Lorraine discusses herself and her work.  She talks about how she was raised to believe she could be and do anything, and how this idea is frequently completely paralysing in its enormity.  I’ve often said how I wish I’d had an unwavering desire to be a doctor from the age of 5, and that’s what I’d happily become … instead of a jack of all trades!
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Autumn

Johannesburg winters are not my favourite.  They have redeeming qualities – like warm midday temperatures, blue skies, and lack of snow and ice – but they are also so dry that the countryside, and my skin, turns to a scratchy, dusty husk of its former plumped-up-with-humidity summer self.

At the moment though I’m about ferreting out silver linings, and Joburg’s autumn colours and lovely wintery light fit the bill.

Pre winter's frost

Pre winter’s frost

Golden

Golden

An autumn cat

An autumn cat

Tree atop tree

Tree atop tree

Autumn sunrise

Autumn sunrise

Picnicking light

Picnicking light

 

 

 

 

Arte Limited

I’m dreaming of these on my walls.

Buy them here.