Draw what you feel

A good couple of months ago I was asked to draw anything - as long as it is something - by a person that waltzed into my life. "Draw what you feel." When you suffer from an I don't give a shit right now disorder, this seems like an immensely difficult task. Anything?...

Nine of Wands

I have to admit, I am subscribed to a weekly tarot newsletter with personalised readings. How personalised can a computer-generated reading be? It depends which way you look at it, I suppose. From my knowledge, setting up a site that like will take some above-average...

It is not going away, is it?

The tiny human is sleeping soundly while I am typing away the rest of the afternoon. A couple of months ago I would have been delighted for the mini-break, but things have changed. I find myself jumping up and fast-pace-walking to his room just to double triple-check...

Sing

Sing. Sure. I sing. Just not in public. Except when I have had too much to drink, then I imagine that I can sing. And my husband reminds me the morning after that it was just my imagination. I'd hang my head and feel sorry for a moment that I never did quite make it...

Sarah | Charcoal on paper

From the valley of Nieu Bethesda, this is Sarah. She was done on A2 paper and will soon be hanging in my mom’s library.

Song of the moment | Kids on the run

I have to confess, this was my song of the moment a couple of months back too. It just does not get old. I turned 35 on Friday - aaaargh! - and I realised how much (nothing?) has changed. I was happy to do nothing for my birthday. I chose to do nothing. (As opposed to...

The Crew’s Development | Part Two

The crew's development has made some progress ☺ Yay me. So dear LanaLand visitor, please meet Rudi's own characters and their flattest forms. It was such a wonderful moment when Rudi walked into my studio and saw them on the screen and said: "WOW". (Al dragged out...

Be happy (and all that other good stuff)

I have been trying this new thing for the last couple of days and I believe it has made a significant impact on my life. Generally, I am a happy person. I enjoy an inappropriate joke at the most inappropriate time, I appreciate the laughter coming from the school...

Rediscovering my art supplies

A good couple of birthdays ago my eldest sister gave me an asked-for set of watercolour pencils. Why I added this to my birthday wish list I am still not sure. a) I don't like watercolour and b) pencil is not my favourite medium...

Gelukkige Vadersdag

Ek het hierdie kaartjie 'n goeie paar jaar terug vir my pa gemaak vir vadersdag. Sommer net gedink ek deel dit 😉 Gelukkige vadersdag aan al die pappas daar buite. Liefde en groete,

True friends don’t lie

A really good friend of mine has trouble keeping his thoughts to himself. Which is a great thing and that is why we are friends. He never fails to amuse me with quick comments about anything. Unless you yourself become the topic of discussion, of course! We were...

The Crew’s Development | Part One

When I was pregnant with Rudi and baby room decor was on the cards, I wanted to create some silly monster characters for his bedroom. I have written the character sketches then already but never got around to creating them. I finally started! Here is the rough...

Belonging to a sisterhood

When the word sisterhood gets thrown around one immediately thinks of crazy chicks dancing around a fire, throwing sparkly stuff from rusted buckets while humming songs no one has ever heard of. Magic. Rituals. Enchanted stuff. Well, let me tell you something, it is...

When your doctor uses the D-word

Today marks the 3-month anniversary of our tiny human's diagnosis: Diabetes Type 1. It feels like so many moons ago, yet it feels like yesterday. "I am sorry," said the doctor, "your child is diabetic". I remember standing in the children's ward saying shit and not...

Do one thing every day that scares you

Do one thing every day that scares you. I have been stuck on this line for months now. I am not saying I am not afraid of anything... in fact... My list is fairly long when I sit down and think about all the stuff I am petrified of. But to actually do one thing that...

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