Woweeee!!!! This week has been soooo much fun!!
I took a week's leave from work to spend time with the kids on they short school break and to go to the "Aardklop" Arts Festival in Potchefstroom.
I bought tickets for one show per day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This way I allowed myself enough time to browse the art galleries and craft market.
This was the TV ad for the festival:
In the ad they they imply (in a rather tongue in the cheek kind of way) that art is therapeutic and can let you live longer. I have to agree with that! Although I came home totally exhausted every evening, I now feel refreshed and inspired and energised and in the mood to create!
I've seen so many stunning paintings but if I have to pick one artist to win the prize it would have to be MARIA. Unfortunately I couldn't afford one of her original paintings, so I settled for 3 beautiful prints of her work. I also had the privilege to meet her. What a beautiful woman she is - inside and out! Here are some of her work. You have to check out the rest on her website - absolutely stunning!
Ronald West. His paintings is so much fun. He says that he paints life - not as it really is but the way we would love life to be. Here are some of his work:
I'll try to take photos of some of the pretty little things that I bought at Aardklop to share with you later.