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Birthday wake up, closing my thumb in the coffee cup drawer! Cheesecake at Sedgfield market, a better way to start the day.

With Dad here, a joint birthday outing on the Paddle Cruiser which we see daily from the patio of the studio apartment. As Dad couldn’t manage the stairs, we sat outside downstairs, at the front of the cruiser, which although chilly in the breeze, allowed us to enjoy the passing yachts, all dressed in their finery for the opening of the sailing season. The paddle cruiser is a tad tacky, which is disappointing and certainly is best enjoyed from the shore.
From the paddle cruiser we stopped at Drydock for an afternoon of Blues, looking out over the Harbour. That they organized for the sail past to take place on my birthday was very decent of them, and although the craft beer wasn’t my best, the burgers were scrumptious and there was more than enough wine to turn us rowdy.
The number of empty wine bottles did justice to the sunset and balmy evening on the patio at the studio apartment.
Boatshowposter Ver1.jpgPainting for the Knysna Antique Wooden Boat and Art Festival poster finished, with the yacht club building changed to reflect the Vintage poster feel. An interesting, if demanding, challenge.
An eventful afternoon cycle. The wind sounded like a freight train through the girders of the Red Bridge. Branches flying through the dust in the short section along the forest road. My knees complaining after the trek up Phantom Pass. Wind pushing me home.
Spring exhibition in the Studio. ‘Fresh Flowers’
Surround yourself in colours full of the energy of a new season.
Flora, the Roman goddess of flowering plants, was depicted wearing light spring clothing, holding small bouquets of flowers, sometimes crowned with blossoms. Ovid identifies Her with the Greek flower-nymph Chloris, whose name means “yellow or pale green”, the colour of Spring.

Step into a magical wonderland of Impressionist flowers, one of the great joys of spring.

Painting of Harry has gone to its new home, and I was finally able to get Sinni’s portrait to him in his cabin boat home.
Sinni home.jpg

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.


  • Ann Raats

    Dearest an and Terry

    All sounds like a special birthday indeed Jan. Time they gave the Paddle Steamer a bit of TLC. It would be a loss if they scrapped it one day.

    Will search for photos of you Spring Flower exhibition in the studio

    Our day turning warm and lovely. Robbie has gone to a 70th birthday of a friend that I’d declined and then his taking a group out on a Heritage Walk. There is another group going with Keith, another friend so quite a busy day. They couldn’t do 24th Sept as Keith will be overseas and Robbie at Matthew and Simone’s Wedding, with the rest of us.

    Will do a ‘family’ email one of these days. I’m so slow at everything its 10.30am and I’ve just finished shower and exercises etc

    Love and blessings


    September 3, 2016

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