South African protea flowers

Sometimes it’s pure joy

One of the things I love about this business is the adventure. Something interesting and exciting seems to happen every single day, and usually it's unpredictable. Sometimes the adventure is in the fascinating people I get to talk to, like

Sculptural steelwork by artist-blacksmith Conrad Hicks

What is real?

I've been spending my Friday afternoons in Conrad Hicks' blacksmith workshop pounding steel and learning to wield a hammer, I'm even learning to make a hammer! It started as a need to work through a lot of anger and strong

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

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

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

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.

The road to wholeness

I followed a facebook link to Brene Brown's TED talk on "the power of vulnerability" the other day. Everyone should watch this one! http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html Brene is a social worker, researcher, writer, PhD, blogger and public speaker and she talks from a life

In the genes?

I spent a bit of holiday time experimenting with some ideas that I’ve been mulling over for a while, but that needed a bit more of a relaxed environment to allow them to percolate. They also needed a workshop and