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Let’s run away!

4 Jul

I was recently commissioned to do an art piece for a lovely lady in Johannesburg who wanted to give it as a very personal anniversary gift to her husband.

Whenever things got tough, he would say ‘shrimp boat’! Meaning they should run away together and go and live on a shrimp boat alone. I thought that’s so sweet I just had to share it!

And seeing as it’s their first wedding anniversary, paper as a gift is ideal, see traditional vs. modern anniversary gifts here.

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Poster love

23 May

Here’s a poster I painted last week; this saying really inspired me. Call it cliché or cheesy, it gives me hope (let’s not mention that it’s from a Frank Sinatra song..)

Anyway, Friday probably doesn’t need any more brightening, but here you go:

_DSC0427_DSC0429_DSC0428_DSC0423Email me if you’d like a custom poster, it’s a great gift 🙂

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A heart in Blue Rain

27 Jan

The striped cushion range has been a huge success and I’m very grateful for that.
Quite a few people asked me to do a striped cushion in blue (similar to the blue rain tea towel), so here it is:

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Buy it HERE: http://store.toucheefeelee.co.za/products/blue-rain-cushion-cover

And then… we all know what special day is coming up next 🙂 But I’m a firm believer in spoiling your sweetheart for no reason at all; so no need to wait until Valentines day to get your hands on this red heart watercolour cushion.styled

detail2 kant  vashouBuy it HERE: http://store.toucheefeelee.co.za/products/red-heart-cushion-cover

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Touchee Feelee interview with Freek Robinson

20 Nov

Hi all!

My interview with Freek Robinson with regards to the whole Woolworths debacle will be broadcast on KYKNET tonight at 21:00 on channel 144.

Other airings will be on

Thursday, 21 Nov at 15:30

Friday, 22 Nov at 03:30

Friday, 22 Nov at 09:30

Saturday, 23 Nov at 02:00

 

Spread the word!

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The hummingbird cushion continued

18 Nov

Good morning!

Today is a good day, so for now I would like not to talk too much about WW, but I’m definitely taking matters further as their story is still full of holes and I stand by every word that I blogged about on Friday the 18th of October.

Just to clear any doubt, I do have permission from the late R.W Scott’s son, Gregory Scott to use the photograph of the Ruby Throated hummingbird as a reference for my painting. Gregory is a wonderful photographer who lives in the US and uses high speed flash techniques to capture these tiny creatures. These techniques allow for the amazing feather detail (see here: http://www.gregscott.com/).

On a more joyful note, I would like to introduce the, new and improved, hummingbird cushion:

Buy it here (limited amount available): https://hellopretty.co.za/touchee-feelee/hummingbird-cushion-cover

_DSC7540 _DSC7780 _DSC7698I decided to make it 50cm x 50cm so that South Africans can easily find an inner. I also chose a higher quality fabric, a cotton linen blend in a natural beige colour. The cotton linen (as apposed to pure linen or pure cotton) is more resistant to UV light and won’t fade in the sun like a pure fabric will.

This cushion is entirely locally produced using natural inks to print the hummingbird. It is heat cured for durability producing an image that is set right into the fibres of the cushion that will not crack over time, making the print soft to the touch as apposed to a layer on top of the fabric like screen printing often does.

The cushion cover has a hidden zip at the bottom for easy removal. And a Touchee Feelee label on the upper right corner.

Buy it here (limited amount available): https://hellopretty.co.za/touchee-feelee/hummingbird-cushion-cover

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Cotton coffee filter gone wild

20 Sep

We’ve changed the packaging of the reusable coffee filter. I love it and I think it’s a great improvement, what do you think? (I guess you’d only know if you knew the old packaging – I’m not too proud of it, so won’t be showing a before & after).

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The idea is that you keep the packaging on your fridge or notice board as decoration (hopefully my watercolour painting of coffee leaves would encourage that) and prevent the packaging from ending up in landfills.

We used recycled paper & the packaging has no off-cut paper that is thrown away. I’m really proud of our no-waste packaging!

If you’re not sure how to use this cotton coffee filter, just check out those info-graphics Louw (my other half) did! He also did the photography, which I might add, is stunning.

Buy it from me or if you like to touch before you buy, buy it from the awesome steam-punk themed coffee shop Truth Coffee in 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.

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Marshmallows on the way

4 Sep

I thought I’ll share a sneak peek of my afternoon. I painted some marshmallows, partly because I have a great cushion idea and partly because I haven’t painted in ages (OK more like 3 weeks) and partly because I love home made marshmallows.

By the time you really see it, you won’t recognize it..

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Some of my inspiration

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