Not much time for a well thought out blog post this week as tomorrow is my first Christmas market entry. So excited, so nervous, so busy!I thought I’d share the highlights of my week.
Patch and I have been going for earlier trots to give me more painting time and miss the heat of the hotter days. A new route was explored.
Today we also found a gorgeous wild red hot poker (Kniphofia) softer and more delicate than the garden varieties.
Some Pentinizia..so happy to find it growing here too as I loved seeing it on the mountain.
I loved the structure and curls in this little patch of grass.
Hugh and I went for a lovely long walk one evening and we spotted an ‘African dog rose shrub growing on someones verge. This is a beautiful indigenous shrub with gardenia like flowers. I have planted a baby one outside my studio window, hopefully to be used in a painting one day.
The Paperbark thorn tree that i thought I’d killed by transplanting it earlier this Winter surprised and delighted me with soft green shoots.
The birds have been busy doing their busy bird things. The highlight one morning for me was spotting a Burchells coucal clambering clumsilly through the bottle brush.
Painting wise I’ve had lots of cake dome orders. Everyone wants Proteas. Which is lovely of course but I’m begining to get a little ‘protead out’. My solution has been to paint different types of Proteas for each one.
I have managed to find…after much frustration and wasted trips, a reliable printing company for sublimating my coffee mugs. We are trying coasters and cutting boards too. These will be available for markets and to order. Im picking up the first order later, can’t wait! I decided on a Robin theme. The Heuglins and the Cape robin chat are the models for this year.
Happy Friday everyone 😊