I have some great news for you art lovers. A while back Lara Meintjes had an exhibition at Wolves that showcased her ‘peculiar creatures’ as she likes to call them, her quirky watercolor paintings of half animals and half humans. By the end of the show not one half animal/human was left hanging on the wall, they had all found homes because they were so super awesome.
Andy Rementer is an artist from the US, he is attracted to the past and loves hand made typography, vintage colors and flea market finds. I first saw his awesome hand-made and hand-painted wooden characters on Booooooom. You can change all the pieces around so you can create different characters or abstract sculptures, how cool?
The other day a lovely young lass by the name of Maria Magdalena sent myself and NJ a little parcel in the mail. Inside it was a beautiful limited edition print called ‘Alice’ from her Wander Collection. She drew it to represent the unconditional and overwhelmingly instant love that she felt for her baby niece that was born on 14 September 2014 – I think I can relate to that feeling.
Nina has a whole bunny collection going in her room, so this print fits right in perfectly and I couldn’t be more pleased with it, it’s whimsical and detailed and so pretty and it makes for such a nice piece in her room.
The quirky duo from Paper Jet Design are putting on a exhibition called Super Neat at Wolves Cafe starting tonight. They’re going to have all sorts of wonderful and fun original silkscreen prints available and a awesome limited edition zines. They’re also going to be live printing stuff on the night, so come stock up on out of the ordinary, rad Christmas gifts, yes? Yes.
Show starts at 6pm tonight and will run till mid-Jan, but you will be able to pick up your purchases before Wolves closes for the festive season (±14th Dec)…See you later
2 days ago I posted about a piece of art that I had commissioned for Shane for our 6th wedding anniversary. What I didn’t know was that Shane had also secretly commissioned another brilliant local South African artist, Emily Jane Long to create a piece of art for me as a gift. It was so awesome when we both pulled out these 2 flat wrapped gifts and almost immediately we both realised what they were.
On Friday a parcel arrived for me from the lovely ladies at Zana. If you haven’t heard of this company yet, then you’re just about to get super excited because they make the prettiest, raddest, awesomest things and they are all handmade, designed and created by this local Capetonian team. I absolutely love their stuff because it makes me so super happy. I bought one of their YAY banners for Nina James’ room and now I have a bunch of new things to swoon over.