“Making a piece of art is such a journey and the emotions can range from exhilaration to complete despair” Andrew’s work focuses mainly on animals, both wild and domestic, infused with a sense of fun and magic. GROWING UP Andrew cannot remember when his love of illustrating began, he believes it was even before he […]

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” I don’t like having my photo taken under any circumstances – but my dog, Zara, is very photogenic!” Although you wouldn’t think it for a moment if you met her, Yvon is one of our oldest contributors – yet she is the most prolific. She has taken on board the concept of an Online […]

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Many of the crafters whose products can be seen at the monthly Arts in the Park Market have signed up as vendors on the Cape Trade Market – so if you like what you see online, and would like to touch, feel, measure the items, then take a trip to Rolandale Padstal, just off the […]

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Descriptions and Dimensions We had a message from someone in the UK who sent the following feedback “Brilliant initiative but hope you don’t mind a couple of comments – when I looked at a few items there were no dimensions and very little information in the description – I’m sure that is partly because it […]

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MARKET DAY: PERFECT It’s Market Day. I get up very early, pack my car carefully with all the products I have worked hard to create, and drive into the rising sun to the beautiful space where the market is being held. Bunting flutters, and posters, balloons and signs announce the presence of the market.  It […]

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THE ODD COUPLE What could a young (30) aspiring black guy (half Zim and half South African) and a retired white lady (66) from UK possibly have in common? Better known in Swellendam as ‘Mrs. Gram’, because  she runs a daily online community information network called Swellengram,  Amanda has been involved in marketing and social […]

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“I would rather give all my time towards a dream I am busy building, before I will give my time towards a business that doesn’t appreciate me nor my time.” Klippie (Linda) describes herself as a three-in-one “Creator /Artist/ Crafter – an upcycle-recycler who creates handmade gifts and home décor  with other people’s throw away […]

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Christiane Dreismann Hand Weaver: “Knowing that every day is different in regards to work, just makes me happy.” Christiane is a passionate textile crafter. She was born in Germany to a textile/fabric designer father, and a dressmaker mother. After her matric in Germany, she started with a dressmaking apprenticeship, followed by design school, and from […]

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At 28, Niña is one of our younger contributors, and one of our most passionate. “I’m passionate about everything…If I could do all the things I love at the same time, my life would be fulfilled.” Niña like to create, all things beautiful. From cement geometric plant pots, to paper cut out lamps, to origami […]

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Richard Thomson ‘Think of how beautiful our world would be if we all cared for each other!’ Richard Thomson, of Bearling Creations, is inspired daily by his faith in God and he feels blessed to be able to create beauty with his hands. His exquisite jewellery is made by upcycling old, forgotten or discarded heirlooms, […]

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