Category Archives: art

The Sculpture Garden in Wolvengat

Wolvengat is not on many maps but on Google Maps (apps) you can find this hamlet in the middle of nowhere somewhere between Bredasdorp and Die Dam in the Western Cape. Wolvengat is home to one of the most fore-standing artists of South Africa; Willem Roubaix and his wife Tina. They have their own gallery there plus a sculpture garden with a wide variety of sculptures including a flight simulator.

 

The change (what do you think?)

5 Years ago I bought a Sony A77 with some A-mount lenses. I love to work with this camera; it’s very ergonomic and, once all settings in place, a great camera to work with. Unfortunately Sony withdrew itself from the South African market and ‘rules’ the African continent now from Dubai with offices in Botswana and Namibia. So I was thinking about buying the A99ii with a macro lens and guess what: they don’t sell these anymore; at least not on this continent.  But in the rest of the world still available. So I tried Amazon and other suppliers and guess what their answer was: (something like) ‘US-law prohibits export of lithium batteries’ …

To make a long story short: I acquired locally a brand new  Canon camera with lenses:

So here I am, waiting for the delivery tomorrow or the day after. Hopefully Canon stays in South Africa 😉 and I hope I made a good choice (mind bogging selection in the choice between Nikon and Canon but those Canon lenses are ‘state of the art’ that’s why.
BTW I will still use my Sony camera and lenses. They are very dear to me.

Baking bread

John Williams in Greyton, South Africa starts creating his breads at 1 AM every Saturday morning. At 10AM his 100 or so breads and some ‘brioches’ are ready. He puts them on a self-made chart and crosses the street to the market opposite his house.

Sold out in 30 or so minutes. Must be exceptional good bread.

That was Greyton. Good morning

That was Greyton. Good Morning. With thanks to many such as John Williams and Calli Williams for their hospitality. The organisation of Greyton Art Walk for hosting me and Yvonne de Wit; Philip John and Brenda Parker from BBos for excellent company and Via’s for catering. Special thanks to visitors of our stalls for genuine interest and of course all those who acquired our works (from Greyton to New York and London in the UK). BTW I experienced since a long time the loopholes in negotiating with a London based art collector and his Polish wife 😉 That was really fun!