Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wildlife photographer of the year.

ok, if you havent been to this exhibition yet then YOU. MUST. GO. It's at the Cape Town Museum in Gardens and is on until 13 March. And it's only 15 buckaroos! The raddest thing is that some of the photos are by kids younger than 14. Woah! While you're there you can take a stappie around the museum and reminisce about junior school visits.

Here are some of my favourites:

I love the photo below. The photographer was out riding her bike when this bird started flying next to her. The photographer said that it looked as though the bird had something very important to tell her.

Those "brush strokes" below are birds filling the sky. a wave of them

Saturday, February 27, 2010

design indaba 2010

here's my two cents worth of a review. i was impressed with the organisation this year but dissapointed at majority of the stalls and offerings. i dont think it was creative enough and was bleak to find the exact same things as last years. ok, allow the same creatives back, as long as they have a different offering every year. The good stuff was leaps and bounds ahead of the stuff that made it appear to be an indoor flea market. Also, it would have been better if they perhaps folded away the entire sa government trade and industry section and enlarged the emerging creatives section. However, i'm VERY excited about the jewellery in this country at the moment, its all hearts and birds. it would be nice to see a paperjet pendant on a necklace though.

4 things stood out: my "best of shows":

the illustrative works of Justin Southey. "we were like those who dream". check out his blog justinsouthey.blogspot.

Artwork by Barbara Wildenboer. I have to admit that these images dont do them much justice but to see them in real life is something quite amazing.

The love coffee table by 1010 creative

I cant find pictures of these 2 things but the one was my absolute flippin' favourite thing. It was by Bousquet Creations. It was a lime green block with a crack at the top of it with two of the tiniest silver figurines standing on either side of the crack. if you go to the indaba, you have to check it out...especially as that description definately doesnt do it justice. the second "unknown item" was entitled "flying birds" or something and was a wooden sculpture of many birds in flight- tis lovely!

Ofcourse all of this isn't quite hearsay but rather unofficial matter of absolute opinion.

Friday, February 26, 2010

tea and edith piaff

My splendifirous friend hayley who has the loveliest quartyard and pretends to have her own cooking show blogged about a tea party I had in the spring of '09. Holga snaps are just swell.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

a breakdown of love

On thursday a grade 9 girl told me that I need to get a boyfriend "what's wrong with you?", she pleaded, "you need to get back in the game".
It's because of this that I'm going to write a book because theirs is a generation of divorced parents and getting to know someone through a conversation on mxit.
I'm going to write a book because their generation needs to grasp the fact that love is 3 minutes and 43 seconds into coldplays "scientist". Love is corinthians 13:4. Love is Shakespeares sonnet number 116, ee cummings "I carry your heart" and W.H Audens "funeral blues". Love is a leap of is humming a song in a ear while is 50 red roses on your 50th wedding anniversary. Love is old people holding hands.
Love is so much more than any of this.
Love is not your surfer boyfriend named cameron, grade 9 girl.

Friday, February 19, 2010

took some photos and while looking back through them i found these ironic beauties.

homeless man

couple holding hands

Sunday, February 14, 2010


There is something quite disconcerting about being the only white christian in a room of 200 muslims.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

fresh country air

took a trip into the country and stayed in a little town where peacocks walk around like pigeons in a park. I also stepped into the oldest original church in South Africa.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

folded perfectly in four

i found an ominous note in the pocket of my Winter jacket earlier...

"24th September 19:00 8 Kloof street"

a piece of peace.

ok. i am left disgruntled and in awe. A piece of the Berlin wall is standing in St. Georges mall. Apparently it was at the BMW pavillion but they moved it last week so that it could be viewed more by the public- "yes, its been in the country for 10 years" replied my brother at my outcries of astonishment. I stood in front of it for a while and felt utter shame as a woman walking past behind me asked her friend "why is she taking a photo of it?".

"We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

Monday, February 8, 2010

I heart Valentines day

heart shaped chocolates wrapped in red tin foil, bunches and bunches and bunches of red roses. crikey! i love valentines day. My 22 Valentines are signed and sealed and ready to be mailed...the old fashioned way. check out my "T" wax seal- i possibly love it more than Valentines day...possibly. However I do prefer the ee cummings poetry side of Valentines day more than the cheesy teddy bears with "I love you this much" written across their outstretched open arms. I pity people who accept it as a commercial money making day- look beyond people, look beyond! Where is the love?!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

matthew and chantell

took photos of a couple on saturday in preperation for their wedding in April. I think it went well- besides the tug of war over my camera that i had to play with one of their pitbulls, oh and the giant bruise it left on my leg from when it bit me. hard days work...pfft.

the land of unemployment

Backround info: my dad works away from home in a far away magical land.
Telephone: ring ring
Tammy: hello
Dad: hello tammy! How are you my tamaliki?...and why are you home in the middle of the day in the week?
Tammy: well, I may have sort of quit my job.
Dad: what do you mean may have sort of quit? You either quit or you didn't?
Tammy: you're right, I did.
Dad: what? Why?
Tammy: explains story
Dad: so what are you going to do now?
Tammy: I dunno, I'm not worried though. I'm destined for great things. God has a plan and I'm excited about the path he's gonna take me on.
I have complete faith in him and my life is in the palm of his hands ready to be molded and shaped.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

the world we live in.

it's a sad day when you feel as though you're the last person on earth with a shred of decency whose willing to fight for a just cause. It's an even sadder day when those who stand up for themselves are persecuted and punished.

"The more i see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it and everyday confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense"- pride and prejudice.