Sono fuochi d’artificio
Senza i botti.
Daniela Cerrato, 2017
“Misty sunset landmark” Photo by Herman Van Bon ( https://elementaryposters.com/2017/06/29/misty-sunset-landmark/comment-page-1/#comment-27983 )
Some beauties of Manhattan
As part of the free Optic 2017 event held by B&H I went on the evening cruise around the tip of Manhattan. The 4-day event was fabulous—so many lectures and camera goodies to see it was overwhelming. The speakers were tops. If you want to see some of the lectures some were recorded. Thank you all at the B&H Event Space.
The weather was foggy and damp, so all my photographs were a flat gray. I added a few clouds to some of them in Photoshop.
For visitors of the Hermanus Fynarts Festival 8-18 June: this work will be presented in the Hermanus Art Gallery
The beauty in the dust
“The moon is bland in colour. I call it shades of grey … And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise.” Gene Cernan, astronaut, Apollo 10, Apollo 17
When artist Yvonne de Wit came to South Africa from her native Netherlands, it was with an open mind and with what became a growing fascination in the different types of rock and soils that the southern part of this great and diverse continent had to offer.
Through experimentation, she discovered that grinding diverse stones and pieces of rock found in different locations, offered up extraordinary colours, unusual ‘dusts’ that, when framed in silver, produced jewelry that reflected the land in a very different way.
Ideally, one needs to handle each piece of her collections to see, understand and appreciate the skill with which she works. Consider her chandelier earrings, for…
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A truly nice South African story.
I took part in a short story compo recently held by South Africa Writer’s College. Here is my entry:
The Confessions of a Domestic Worker
My name is Beauty. (Well, that’s my English name. Apparently my birth name is too difficult for my employer to pronounce.) So I figured if I settled for a simple name, it would make things easier.
Besides, my name is quite fitting. Because, my life is beautiful! And this is my story:
I have two children. Ayanda, my eldest; she is in Grade 10 at Klipspringer high school. She loves dancing! Often, in the evening, I will take a sneak peek into her room and see her practicing some dance moves. (I have to sneak, because she gets all shy in front of me. You know how teenagers are.)
Kagiso started high school this year. He loves soccer. One of my favourite things is…
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