Woodstock is definitely fast becoming known as Cape Town’s street art hotspot. The neighbourhood is adorned with pieces by both local and international artists, ranging in subject from social commentary to animal rights activism. Some have been around for years, while new ones are being added all the time. Advertisements Continue reading Welcome to Woodstock
It is true that Nature is notoriously inconstant and often comes to mind when I hear the word transformation. The transformation of Nature through the seasons in Russia is marked quite drastically and each has its own magic. Seasonal change is, on the surface, marked by loss: the fall of spent flower blossoms in summer, the loss of leaves from trees in autumn, the final … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge: Transformation through Seasons
Winters in Moscow are harsh and very long, but knowing that they are only temporary makes them bearable. You know Winter is over as soon as the first tulips start appearing all over the city. I love how the city explodes in colour after the long cold winter! All the parks and flower beds all over the city is covered in bright tulips come spring … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary Tulips in Moscow
These are some random shots of Dubai that I took in 2010. Published as part of Wordless Wednesday Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Views of Dubai
There was a time when pearling was one of Emirates major source of income. Now – a piece of architecture in modern Emirates is devoted to this romantic and dangerous profession. This indoor waterfall is 30 meters in diameter and 24 meters hight with water streaming through all four levels of the building. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Pearl divers in Dubai Mall
Did you know the Burj Al Arab is “The World’s Only 7 Star Hotel” and that it was constructed to resemble the sail of the Dhow? It took less than 3 years to construct this building which has become an iconic landmark reflects the city of Dubai. Burj Al Arab is one of the most expensive hotels to stay in. The Burj Al Arab stands … Continue reading Friday Facts: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Did you know that the Burj Khalifa was designed to resemble the Hymenocallis flower? It is the tallest structure in the world and at 828 meters tall, soars over Dubai. It’s three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice as tall as the Empire State. Laid end to end, it pieces stretch over a quarter of the way around the world. Continue reading Friday Facts: Burj Khalifa in Dubai
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 … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction
” Being an artist is simply someone who likes to create.” By that definition I am definitely an artist. As long as I can create things, paint, do ceramics, or even take photos, I am ecstatic! If popular opinion is anything to go by, the creative sector is a huge gamble, braved only by reckless, or masochistic, individuals. A challenge has never scared me or … Continue reading Janaline created an art studio at home
I always though that buying a house was something I would do way in the future, when I am old and ready to settle. But the need for a place of my own, a little nest where I can relax, create and feel at home, came up sooner than that. I had been moving around from country to country for the past decade, every time … Continue reading Janaline bought a flat and is turning it into a home!
I have been addicted to travelling, seeing the world and doing art as long as I can remember. I grew up in a small place called Mposa, near Richards bay, in South-Africa. I grew up surrounded by art as my mother did ceramics, organized art exhibitions and encourage us to paint and draw. I did ceramics with my mom throughout my school days and loved every moment … Continue reading Janaline starts her ART journey!
I am taking part in my first ever Art Exhibition!!! Studio De Vliet is holding its annual exhibition of the works of some very talented local artists. You will also get to meet the artist of various forms as all of them have consented to be present for the opening and most of the exhibition days! These are some of my ceramic pieces!! I am … Continue reading My First Art Exhibition!!
A very strange fashion in South Korea is matching couples wear that they have everywhere. From levis, jackets, shirts, hats, pyjamas and even couples underwear. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Matching underwear?
This week, let’s celebrate our many different faces. These are some of the beautiful people I have come across during my travels. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Face
Published as part of Wordless Wednesday Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Views from Table Mountain
Show us what One Love means to you……..”We all share roots”, definitely tries to create love for each other. This is a piece of beautiful Street art I found just around the corner from where I lived in cape Town, South-Africa. Published as part of Wordless Wednesday. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love
These wooden faces all over Woodstock are actually done by kids from Woodstock it self. They’re hoping to be famous artists one day, and are getting exposure by attaching their artwork on walls and doors. They find the wood in the streets and use that in their artwork. Their art work pieces are quite unique and bring a bit of colour into the area. Continue reading Wooden faces found all over Woodstock
I have come to realize that Woodstock in Cape Town, South-Africa is filled with so many pieces of unique art that it is going to take me quite a while to document and post about them all. These paintings of wolves all over the Side street studio courtyard in Woodstock, cape toiwn, were done by Dal East. He’s is an artist from China and anyone … Continue reading The unique pack of wolves of street artist Dal East
Woodstock in Cape Town, South-Africa is filled with so many places to see and stuff to do that you can visit a different place everytime you go there. You should however take some time to visit Side Street Studios. Not only is this the place where artist create but the court yard is a work of art. here you can find murals by Augustine Kofie … Continue reading Side street art studios in Woodstock
28-year-old NardStar is an up and coming female street artists in Cape Town, and arguably one of the best in South Africa at the moment. In this male dominated industry – where very few females “make it” or even get involved – Nard has chucked every single stereotype and misconception about female street artists out the door. She’s known for her signature bright, bold colour schemes, and … Continue reading NardStar street artist, “The Time is Now”
Communities are the heart of counties, states and nations. When families thrive; communities thrive. South Africa’s first suburb, Woodstock, has seen incredible change over its years – some good, some bad, some still-to-be-determined. But it is definitely one of the most colourful and art filled areas of Cape Town or South-Africa. One of the local businesses, Nature’s Blueprint, has been installing colourful vertical gardens all over Woodstock. They … Continue reading ‘Nature’s Blueprint’ beautifying Woodstock
As we walked down Frere Street in Woodstock, Cape Town during my street art tour we came across these beautiful Blue Crane and Giraffe pieces. These animals are indigenous to Africa and the Blue crane is actually the national bird of South Africa. The giraffe is done by Mak1One, who is portraying the saving of these giraffes. There are only about 2500 left worldwide. Its sad … Continue reading Giraffe and Blue Crane by artist Mak1One
This week, take “eye” as your inspiration for the weekly photo challenge. I got to visit Butterfly world in Paarl, South-Africa yesterday and got some great “eye” shots of some of the beautiful animals there. Butterfly World is a tropical garden filled with exotic butterflies, birds and other animals. . Continue reading Weekly Photo Chalenge: Eye Spy
Published as part of Wordless Wednesday Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Hilton Cape Town Zebra
I fell in love with the beautiful, lush, sheep filled countryside of Wales. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Soft Wales
This week, share an image of something creepy. Unsettling. Eerie. Disgusting. My most unsettling and creepy travel experience was visiting the Killing Fields of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. This mass murder site, where the Khmer Rouge executed about 17,000 people between 1975 and 1979 is definitely very unsettling. The place is filled with mass graves containing thousands of bodies , many of the dead former inmates … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge: Creepy in Cambodia
Streetwires, home to a shop and working artist’s studio in the picturesque Bokaap, Cape Town. Streetwires was started in 2000, and this Proudly South African project provides training, support and materials to unemployed people who in turn use their artistic capabilities to create African wire and bead art. Published as part of Wordless Wednesday. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Cape Town street art
Usually you find signs like “mind the gap” or “dont stand too close to the tracks” at train stations like this one. Here in South Africa we also get signs that say ” dont climb in or off the train through the window” and ” Dont smash the train windows”…… Published as part of Wordless Wednesday. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Train station signs
Published as part of Wordless Wednesday. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Cape Town
While living in Ho Chi Minh City I tried to experience everything about the Vietnamese Culture and decided to try something ” Vietnamese”. So I went out and signed up at a local pagoda in my neighbourhood for Kung-fu classes. I was so excited at the prospect of learning a martial art that I didn’t even flinch when I found out the class was in Vietnamese … Continue reading The foreigner tries Kung-Fu
The weekly photo challenge vivid imediately bought to mind the bright, intense and cheerful colours of the Cape Town Minstrels. In CAPE TOWN, South Africa you get to watch these colourful and brightly dressed mistrels parade the streets as they celebrate the Tweede Nuwe Jaar event ( Second new years ). The Cape Minstrels (also known as the Kaapse Klopse) take over the streets of the Mother City each year … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid