Label-making meditation

Lots of aspects of this business are done by hand, not just the making of the actual product. I print my own product labels (both the swing tags and the sewn-in ones), which means that occasionally I have to sit

Plant portraits

One of my new year's resolutions was to take more pictures, and since I seem to have acquired a new camera I've switched from my old Nikon D70 to a newer model D80 (not entirely sure if the loan is

A weekend away in the Tankwa Karoo

I was lucky enough to get out of town last weekend, and head up past Ceres into the Tankwa Karoo. It's not a part of the world I've been to before but I'll definitely be going back that way as soon

Untamed

One day, your soul will call to you with a holy rage

The relatively "tame" garden of Kirstenbosch is playing host to "Untamed" a phenomenal collaborative installation of architecture, sculpture, poetry and prose which I discovered on a recent visit. "Wildness has been confused with savagery. Wildness is 'hard wired'. It is part

Book altering for beginners

Playing with books

UCT runs a summer school programme every year in January. Since discovering it three years ago I've started signing up for anything that looked interesting and there are always a few creative courses that catch my eye. So today I

Location, location, location

I was out and about in Obs first thing this morning checking out a potential location for the first official cowgirlblues photo shoot. It's going to involve a stylist, a model and the whole nine yards. Not that my family

Mr-Cool

Cape Town cool

I've been thinking about buying a scooter to more easily navigate the city centre traffic congestion, but I'm never going to look as cool on it as my two-and-a-half going on 20-year old friend Adam here. The only thing he's

Crochet for your garden?

Towards the end of last year I did a few outdoor experiments with Heath Nash to create some products using a cord manufactured by an Italian company. It was quite fun to take crochet out of it's traditional context and

Word of Art exhibition

I went down to the Woodstock Industrial Centre on Friday evening for the Guten Tag Word of Art exhibition opening. There were lots of interesting things to see, catching this moment really made me smile.