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Suzi's Christmas table, beautiful set, a runway for Santa and his sleigh. An outstanding meal with good company, where time stopped. Rain bringing some relief to the hot, dry days. Not that it impresses the holiday makers and turns busy restaurants with their outside seating into centers of chaos. A chance for exhausted fire-fighters to catch a breath. Possibly the best burger in the world.

Dog time. A weekend with two Border Collies for company. They soon had us jumping to their routine, which had the usual priorities. Food, cuddles and walks. At night they slept on either side of the bed to ensure there was no escaping them and they would not miss out.  Studio busy with the start of the summer holidays. Changing a flat wheel for

Held the last demonstration of the Knysna Arts Festival week, putting the finishing touches to the painting of 'Feeling the B', before showing the technique I use for painting the eyes of portraits. The hands of the guitarist in the painting proving a challenge that may be a tad beyond my skills. A few deft strokes to finish the face, before looking at where

Lagoon full of sails, kite surfers cross the wake of ski boats. The waters a smidgen warmer as the wind settles into its summer pattern. Eerily still in the morning, before throwing an after lunch tantrum. The easel outside the studio anchored against the unpredictable tempests. Holidays. Dirty fingers across windows. Dog land mines. The studio busy with artists, tourists and other interested types. Terry

A couple of small paintings to increase stock levels after a spate of sales in the studio. Which has also seen new group visits, personalized tours and interest from those passing. Painting of 'Narine Vase', 'Sunbird', 'Sunbird and protea', and 'Elephant at play', sold. Logistical hassles of getting the painting of the 'Sunbird' to Cape Town to be checked in on the flight to

For Spring 2016, 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

Adrenalin infuses each breath of Knysna as the Oyster Festival kick starts. Overboard for 29 hours, and surviving (a talk by Brett Archibald), seemed to make our 2 hour cycle insignificant. Although my sensitive bum might not agree! Somewhere between, storms and sunshine. Pizza. Red wine and laughter. Glowing fires and freezing hands. Worlds collide. This one. Gentle.  Lights in the studio changed to LED

Magic blue tape, and my calf resembling a hedgehog as the Physio does her best to sort my problematic Achilles.  For my painting of a vase of pink flowers and a sugar bowl, I wanted a loose, abstract feel to the painting. The flowers (NERINE bowdenii) are made up of spikes of starry delicate petals. A medium sized canvas (60x90cm) gave me room, without

Oil on canvas 60cmx90cm Painting of a vase of pink flowers and a sugar bowl, I wanted a loose, abstract feel to the painting. The Nerine bowline flowers are made up of spikes of starry delicate petals. A medium sized canvas (60x90cm) gave me room, without the painting needing to be viewed from across the lagoon. I used a background of predominantly Ultramarine blue, broken with

Muddy colours. Flat. Lifeless. None of the mystery and wonder of the forest. Shadows full of hidden secrets. I used small amounts of Indian yellow to lift the cheek and forehead areas of the painting. Cobalt blue with titanium white was used with the pale grey and a light mixture of Raw Sienna for the highlights around the face. I wasn't brave enough