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Chainsaw art

When we visited the harvest festival we came across this lady playing with a chainsaw. She was making wooden works of art – but using a chainsaw as her sculpting tool. It was astonishing to watch how quickly she made these small and detailed little animals. It probably took her about 10 minutes to make an animal.

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Making art

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Little wooden rabbits

I think we should see if she could make us a guide dog!

Butterflies on the wall

Butterflies and a big heart are the perfect way to end off the year…

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I met Sanea today on my traditional New Years Eve morning run to Kalk Bay. She was busy creating this amazing urban art using the outside wall of Olympia bakery as her canvas, and tiny-little paper butterflies as her ink.

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It turns out that she offers free yoga classes to children at no cost, and uses her art to raise funds to cover the costs. I think that any form of exercise for children is good (and for adults); especially something like yoga that trains both the body and the mind, strengthening us and teaching us self-awareness.

Her butterflies have been known to land all over the place, so keep looking out for them. Below is her flyer, and you can find out more about her project on Facebook.

ps: the Snapscan link should work online if you scan it…

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Graffiti in Vienna

When Lois and I went on a boat trip on the Danube river, we also went on the Danube canal, and as we approached the dock area we saw some incredible Graffiti on the sides of the canal.

These are not done by some kids leaving their tags; these are clearly done by exceptional artists.

That clown so reminds me of Pennywise the clown in IT, by Stephen King.

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“Everything down here floats”, that chuckling, rotten voice whispered…

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Arm wrestling

My persona and giveaway

Firstly don’t forget about the giveaway – a free signed Beatles print worth over R280 to a randomly selected commenter.

A few days ago I posted about the Persona Art Project, creating interesting art from bathroom signs.

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Peninsula They kindly offered to create me my own persona, so I sent them a few pictures of me finishing a marathon, and they did! Have a look at what they created. I am surprised at how good the caricature of me is, even down to the artwork of my dragon tattoo, and the iPod shuffle that I was listening to. Ok so the race number is different, but that is the number that I was wearing on another of the pictures. Here is the source pic for comparison.

Anyway, they now have a Kickstarter campaign running, including some cool stuff for participating, including

  • prints
  • postcards
  • images
  • and your own persona image

Check it out and please support it if you can (I have bought one of the packs myself). I think that anything so creative and original deserves some backing.

And don’t forget to leave a comment to maybe win the print.

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