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Swallows over Stormberg Spruit

“swallows over stormberg spruit”  sketched from my computer monitor

As a self-confessed addict of creative-Journal-keeping I begin this new adventure, in this new year of 2009, to share some of my life in this remote little corner of Africa. We are far from most places, but fortunately not the internet, and therefore not far from all the far flung readers out there who may share my interests and passions in life. So my hope is that you will join me on my visually orientated journey of exploration, and through my creative meanderings, get to enjoy it along with me.

For almost a year now, I have been visiting the sites of other creative bloggers, like Sparkletopia (the first one I found), and came to realize that it would be a great way for me to keep in touch with friends from all over the world.

The sketch above was the first that I painted direct from my Computer Monitor as you can see in the next image. This is not my normal painting table, but the computer table. For bigger paintings the monitor can be moved.

Working on Stormberg Spruit sketch

Over the years the high costs of printing photographs for painting, have prompted me to start painting directly from the monitor, and though I haven’t painted much in 2008;  due to a death, a wedding & the writing of a book, the New Year holds great promise, and I invite you to visit my studio whenever you can.

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