Friday, October 1, 2010


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!

Another artist whose work I'm totally crazy about is 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:

Love it!!!!!
I'll try to take photos of some of the pretty little things that I bought at Aardklop to share with you later.


Stefanie said...

Wow, I love his painting s now as well.
When are you going to show us some more of your paintings?
Glad you had such a lekker holiday.
Being enthused and creatively inspired is such a wonderful place to be.

Amanda Dovey said...

These are so beautiful!!! I like Mria's the best to, so cute!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! Gorgeous paintings!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynette said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful artwork. Now show us some of yours;-D

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Michelle. I am loving your taste in artists. I am sure you are also an astounding artist by now. Hope you had tons of fun at the festival.