27 October 2014



With so many interruptions last week, my creative work had to be shelved....I won't go into to detail, suffice to say that Life gets in the way and one's passion takes a back burner.
Even this morning, I was ready to roll and...but, alas, it wasn't meant to be until later in the morning that I was able to finally get my groove on. 
I quite fancy working with texture paste and well, just about any texture to create mixed mediums. This is one of my creations which I begun today, not sure yet what I'm calling it:

And while the texture paste was out and the above one was drying, I thought that I'd start on a project which I learnt at a Tina Schulling Workshop at Itz van Allez, African Sunset

Lets hope that tomorrow allows me the opportunity to continue on my journey of creativity. 

25 October 2014


Have a Beautiful Weekend and
 Know that the Art of Creativity 
Likes YOU 

23 October 2014


I like to do my bit for Charity and have been assisting where I can for the last 20 years with The Reach for a Dream Foundation in Cape Town.  I prefer to work behind the scenes, as although, I love kids, I would not be able to work with the terminally ill kiddies, my heart would just break.  I admire the staff and volunteers for their drive and passion.

Reach for a Dream is just that, an organisation which fulfils the wishes of children with terminal illnesses. The kiddies are assessed and then the work begins for the staff to fulfil that Dream. Much organisation, kind sponsors and donations are part of what make the dreams a reality.

This week, the Cape Town branch tried moving offices, however, not everything always goes according to plan, perhaps next week they will be able to complete the move. In the meanwhile, I've assisted with the packing of the boxes and hopefully by next Tuesday I can help them move into their much awaited new offices, after working in a very confined space for the last 11 years.

On Saturday, Reach for a Dream, Cape Town, will be having their Annual Gala which raises funds to make some of the Dreams come true and I have donated 3 Mixed Media Paintings for their Raffle Prizes, Cosmos, Peacock Feather and Under the Sea as shown below.

If you would like to make a Donation to make a terminally ill kiddies Dream come True, please visit their website:http://www.reachforadream.org.za

19 October 2014


There is so much that goes into starting a new venture and each day as I research, I discover that I have so much to learn. Luckily, I have had previous experience in starting a new business and this has assisted me in knowing where to look for the relevant information I require to get started, however, there is constantly new information that one must arm yourself with to keep in the market.

Firstly, for me was coming up with a name which represented what I do and how I feel about my work. Developing my logo and all, in the meanwhile working on my creativity and producing the products I ultimately want to sell. Also, thinking about packaging and pricing. Using a courier service and setting up a payment method. 

Next was setting up a Facebook page and this blog.  The next step will be, as I mentioned in my last post, an online store/website to sell my products, which I'm still researching. Obviously a Pinterest account because who isn't addicted to Pinterest and maybe a Linkedin account. 

This week has been frustrating as my internet has been down, and I have not been able to proceed as planned. How we have become so dependent on the Net... So, I'm sitting here using my iPhone to at least keep my blog posts updated. Telkom keep assuring me that my line has been restored when in fact it has not! Time, I think, that I changed my line to my Internet service provider, Afrihost who are extremely helpful and on call 24/7. In addition, for some or other reason I cannot connect to FB on my iPhone either (hair pulling).  

This all to shall pass and hopefully I'll be able to continue on my journey of creating a network for The Art of Creativity of one that I will be proud to be associated with and most importantly one that you my followers and supporters will be part of. 

15 October 2014


What excitement as I publish my Blog as "The Art of Creativity" a dream for sometime now. I love creating crafts, mixed media and taking photographs and wanted a platform to display my creations, hence The Art of Creativity was born.

My next step is to set-up "My Shop" to sell my creations, but as Rome was not built in a day, it will have to wait until another day.  I'll keep you posted.

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