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Terry’s terrine de campagne, cold-smoked salmon, green salad with pine-nuts, sweated peppers, tartiflette, pork rashers and boerie the tapas-style birthday dinner. The Fairview Carignan and Tannât were perfect pairings. The Palatinus, outstanding!

Salmon, grapefruit, avo, radish and creme fresh

The ‘black’ in my portrait ‘Wild Thing’ a mix of Lefranc Burnt Umber and Windser and Newton French Ultramarine. Searching for the essence, within the facial planes. Focal point changing, as the portait exert its power. Neither Zinc or Titanium White managing to push against the darkness.

Recycled butterflies, ‘glow-in-the-dark’, still less than spectacular. While, they respond to direct light, and are – somewhat – charged by daylight, they probably need a UV light to reveal their potential. More care needed to clean the marker pen, before the eight coats of paint.

‘Gorilla Glue’ recommended to attach the butterfly bits. Strips of recycled plastic water bottle the bridges

Birthday. Beautifully crafted diabetic alert bracelet from Isabel. Yellow soled ‘vellies’.

Ride with the strong men up Phantom Pass and through the Rhenendal farms. Bits of Forest keeping things interesting. A good test for the use of coconut water as a rehydrate that would not spike my blood sugars, yet stop them from crashing.

The coconut water has to be used within 3 days once opened. Far too much to consume, however, we are turning it into ice-blocks, which I then use in my water bottle. 12 blocks per Litre, with each block:

Total carbs 3,17g

Of which sugar 2,93g

Calcium 8,33mg

Magnesium 8,33mg

Phosphorus 6,67mg

Potassium 175mg

Sodium 23mg

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.


  • I still love the butterflies, whatever you think. They respond beautifully to photography!

    August 29, 2020

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