I've got my mojo back

Sorry if I haven't been round to visit your blogs lately... I've been spending pretty much all of my spare time updating my Etsy shop. And I've been having so much fun creating new prints! I've suddenly got my design mojo back so I'm making the most of this burst of enthusiasm while it lasts :-)

Below are a few recent additions... I hope you like them! You can click here to see more, and if you see something you like I have a 3 for 2 offer running at the moment. Hooray!


September sunshine

Whoops, I went off on holiday in July and despite all the posts I've been drafting in my head, they haven't made it onto the blog. In the meantime Spring has arrived in all her glory. Hooray! I know that Winter will be back for a last hoorah, but we have been all been making the most of the sunshine. It's good to have it back after months of rain and chilly weather...

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

some colour in the garden

skateboard shenanigans

grubby paws :-)


My flower painting collection

I've been collecting paintings and pictures of flowers since we bought (and have since sold) our flat several years ago. We were living in Edinburgh at the time I used to walk to work past a pawn shop every day, and admire a tiny flower painting in the window. After many months I eventually caved and bought it for an absurd amount of money. Years later I found a similar painting by the same artist for sale in a charity shop for next to nothing. Hmph. But still, I'm glad I got it.

Most of my flower paintings are vintage finds picked up at charity shops or flea markets but my favourite one was bought in Paris at a market near the Notre Dame. I wish I had bought more! But it cost 70 Euros about 10 years ago, so not cheap! (Well, certainly not for me! I had to think twice before I bought just the one.) The artist was an old dear, who didn't speak a word of English, and we don't speak any French, so you can imagine how interesting that exchange was :-)

So every time we move (twice since we sold the flat and returned to Cape Town) my poor husband is instructed to get out his drill out and recreate my 'layouts'. And by layouts I mean the picture above :-) Poor man, he deserves a medal putting up with me and my control freak tendencies :-)

This is what it looks like now ^ Well, almost. We've since moved the couch to the other side of the room and have a chest of drawers in its place. And, oh the horror, the pictures are not centred above it *eeek* Poor hubby will have to get his drill out again ;-)

And in case you're interested, The 'Paris' painting is the one just beneath the birds, and the 'pawn shop' painting is little one near the middle in the gilt frame. Oh, and the abstract green one at the bottom is one of The Boy's creations :-)

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