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recycled plastic water bottle butterflies artwork award winning

Short Listed Winner

Thrilled that my ‘Lotus’, Acrylic and recycled water bottle butterfly painting, has been Shortlisted for the 2021 Innibos National Craft Award.

Entries in all disciplines, from grass-weaving and ceramics to beadwork, wirework, wood, jewellery, paper, fabric painting and printing, quilting, leatherwork, pewter, glasswork, embroidery and mixed media were invited.
Small cheetah painting.
impressionist painting cheetah
Acrylic on canvas 20cmx20cm
Not very clever trashing my iPad by dropping it down the staircase
Glorious day. The opening of the yacht club season. Even a breeze for the yachts to flutter their sails and bunting.
A bunch of chores needed sorting. Fair bit of blood involved!
An undignified sprawl. The result of tripping over my feet while out on my run. Fortunately, I was wearing gloves so my hands are ok. Elbows a tad messy.
glow in the dark recycled plastic water bottle butterflies
In the Studio parking garden, the trial of a  recycled plastic water-bottle butterfly led light string. Will see how the glue manages the wind, and whether there is any benefit from the lights and glo-in-the-dark paint. A tad concerned that the light-string itself, isn’t able to cope with the storms.
Keto bread as ‘braai-broodtjies’. A crumbly, if tasty mess. A different recipe, and cooking technique produced much better results.
keto diabetic bread
My diabetic ‘war’ with my blood sugars, a tad aggressive at the moment. Increased insulin has meant that my weekly percentage of time ‘in-range’ has improved to 71%, from 0 the previous week.

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.

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