This week, share something that satisfies you. I didn’t even have to give this challenge more than a moments thought as the first thing that popped into my mind was ART!!
“Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Right now I am doing a lot of pottery, making unique and funky ceramic bowls and vases. I have been quite busy as I am preparing for an art exhibition end of October, thus I admit that I have been neglecting my blog a bit lately.
I make each ceramic bowl or vase by hand and paint each one differently. Thus, each one is unique and made with loads of love. This is something that brings me hours and hours of joy! I did ceramics with my mother throughout my school years and fell in love with all forms of art. After University I travelled and worked my way around the world for more than a decade and have had some amazing experiences along the way. While travelling it was difficult to find time and space to be creative and I have decided that it is time that I focus on and develop my art and spend some time with my family.
I moved back to South Africa in 2015 to focus on my art and have just bought my first little place in Cape Town. I have converted a bedroom into a studio and it is here that I do ceramics during the week while teaching English online. Fridays I head through to Studio de vliet, in Stellenbosch, where I spend the weekend doing pottery.
I get lost in my own little world while making and painting these ceramics and can’t think of a better way to spend most of my time. The fact that I am selling my art and making a bit of money out of it is just the cherry on the top!!