Monthly Archives: September 2010

For Rita… who can’t be in Paternoster today.

Our friends from Stellenbosch days, Rita and Pieter, live in Australia now. Pieter is in the Western Cape at the moment to see his parents.

When you sit in Australia and someone is in South Africa… you dream of where you would go, if you were here… and for Rita this is Paternoster.

Paternoster is a really beautiful fishing village on the West Coast. We had a lovely day there with them in 2003. I made this painting of Marike from a photograph of that day.

So all I can do for Rita  is to make this week’s sketch for her.


Because they have been in Europe for a few years, 2003 was the first time they would see my youngest daughter Franci. Then you feel excited to show them your pretty little girl. The week before they came, Franci, with the help of older sister, Mandi, who was 5 then, decided to make Franci really pretty. Playing hairdresser… They’ve cut her hair in many different lengths… and a really short fringe… So, she ended with a short bob and no fringe.. : ) But, still pretty. Who decides anyway what hairstyles are acceptable.  : )

7 years ago and now she’s 10…

waiting for the fishermen…

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Almost spring

Officially on the 1st of September its spring day, but here in Cape Town you can keep your winter clothes out till late November. We will have some summer days with winter rains in between. Nobody is surprised if we then suddenly see snow on the mountains in October.

But in the garden you can already see ‘spring’. New leaves are appearing and fruit trees show their blossoms.

apricot tree dressed for spring…

weaver nests hanging over the water…
“vink nessies”

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