Some people reckon I don’t have a life as I only want to work, fact is, I love working, working is also my playing.
I do have a life.
Having fun dissecting a doll and transforming her into a sculpture
What can be more fun than dissecting a porcelain doll, rescuing her from her “Voortrekker Klere” and her conservative look and transforming her into a sculptural object!
Ok, all jokes aside…
I do go for the occasional glass of wine and I had a cup of coffee with my Annalie-friend today and I had a lovely time with my 3 daughters in Johannesburg over the weekend.
My time in Johannesburg:
My daughter works at Anglo American and she introduced us to all the beautiful buildings and artworks surrounding her work building.
I was pleasantly surprised!
One of my daughters had an acting workshop in Midrand with the amazing South African actress Simone Nortmann and it was this workshop that leads to our time spent in Jhb.
It is not often that I have all 3 my daughters with me.
We were introduced to the very trendy 1Fox
We kicked the evening off with fat, beautiful glasses of Gin at The Little Fox Cocktail Bar.
It is so inspiring to go to places like this. I want a little house like this!
Waiting for my glass of Gin
I had a Clemen Gold Gin
– I did a painting a while ago depicting a “ClemenGold moment” and this was my first opportunity to have a glass of this beautiful drink. I was not disappointed! You should try it!
Commissioned painting: “Langbeen Oomblikke” – ClemenGold
A selection of Gins at The Little Fox
For those of you who haven’t been at 1Fox, it is a destination worth visiting. I usually go to Maboneng when I am in Johannesburg, next time, 1Fox will most definitely be on my list again!
Sunday morning, our last stop before I had to take my youngest daughter back to Pretoria was Fourways Farmers Market I settled for a refreshing virgin Mojito as I had to drive back home.
All work and no play:
Inspired after time away and after new experiences, I am ready for a new stretch of “all work and no play”… gluing my butt to my chair.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…
….makes Mariaan a dull girl…but that is fine… I like it…
I jumped into my new week by completing a very special, symbolic, rabbit order.
Before I end off this random blog post about a moment in time in Mariaan’s life, I want to introduce you to 3 of my girly paintings:
Thank you for being part of my journey.