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    Oodles of Doodles Creations

    As I am sure you know by now (if you have been following me for any time), I love to find artists in South Africa.  I have found some really talented men & women, & have some super special artwork displayed in our house because of that. I have had an idea for a new blog image for Flowercrowns & Treatment for some time, but have been looking for a style that really spoke to me & reflected who I really am in 2020.  I wanted something fun, colourful & happy!  And it was time for an update as I am no longer that sick little girl that I was…

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    Minimal Creations

    I am always on the hunt for South African artists that make me smile, & that I would love to have a piece of their artwork hanging up in my house.  You may remember my blog about Charlie Loves (one of my favourite of all time), & when I saw that Minimal Creations had done a stunning drawing of Charlie’s work, I immediately reached out. Your name: Maretha Brink – I’m a 25 year old born and raised farm girl from Riebeek-West. Business name: Minimal Creations Social media handles: Facebook | Instagram Tell me a bit more about what you do: I draw custom illustrations from Photo’s which makes the…

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    Pet Portraits

    One of my favourite people in the world, Jane Linley-Thomas, recently posted about a portrait she was getting done of a very special family member – their adorable dog.  Now, if you know anything about me, you would know that my animals are number one in my life.  In fact, I think that we treat them better than some people do their kids.  No judgement, but I often think they deserve that unwavering love more than humans do… I immediately went to check out the social media of Pet Portraits & fell in love with everything that I saw!  I knew I had to get to know them a little…

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    Nicci Nathanson Illustration

    When these pictures popped up on my Facebook timeline, I was immediately attracted to them.  I loved her style, & thought this was such a beautiful idea for Christmas gifts.  You could sense the emotion behind the illustration & it just immediately made me smile. I reached out to Nicci straight away & asked if we could have a little chat & I could show all of you her beautiful work. Christmas is coming soon, & I always think that something personalised is the best kind of gift there is – it is unlike anything else that person will receive & it shows the thought & love that has gone…

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    Lisa Ternent Art

    A friend recently shared a post on Facebook, & this was about the beautiful Lisa Ternent & her amazing art.  In case you don’t know, I collect various family portraits from different artists & I was immediately drawn to Lisa’s talent & unique images! I popped her a mail asking if I could write a blog about her (& her Christmas Special that she is running).  I am going to be placing my order with her soon – will you be doing the same? Lisa has said that she will be extending this special for the next 2 orders she receives from my readers – simply let her know that…

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    Olive & Arrow

    When it comes to art, there are so many different, unique styles & whenever I seem to think I have discovered that which I love the most I seem to discover another.  Have you ever heard of “one line drawing”?  It is as the name says, & coming across Olive & Arrow introduced me to this gorgeous way of capturing moments & I have fallen head over heels for her work! I started following her on Instagram after she was mentioned in a post I saw, & couldn’t believe the emotion & how much detail she could capture through her one line drawings.  Look at the pics above & below,…

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    SLDV Illustration

    As I’m sure you know by now, I am trying to collect family portraits from different South African artists/illustrators & hope to one day have a whole feature wall with different interpretations of our lives.  We may not be your usual family (what with our children being four-legged & furry), but we are a family nonetheless.  And I hope that my discoveries will help you as well – perhaps you will find your ideal “style” & want to join me in a quest in getting all different pictures done! I was browsing one of the Facebook community groups that I am part of, & saw SLDV Illustration recommended by a…

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    Chronically Creative

    When you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness you can often feel that you are walking a dark & scary road through a forest.  You hear all these strange sounds that you don’t understand & that often freak you out.  You come to many forks in the path & have to decide which one you want to take – although they often lead you back to where you have been before, or they simply come to a dead end & you then have to follow your tracks back & try another route.  It is a lonely journey & you often can’t explain to others what you are going through.…

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    Mooi!

    mooi adjective – Afrikaans Southern African slang meaning pleasing; nice Are you much of a saver?  Are you good about keeping your extra change aside for a rainy day?  I know I am TERRIBLE at this, but this is also due to the fact that I hardly ever draw actual cash & then have to dig around in my change purse to tip the car guards & so on.  However with recent life events I realised the importance of saving a little & putting money aside for those times when I want to spoil myself. When I was younger I had a bright pink piggy bank that had a special spot…

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    Megy Designs

    A friend recently tagged me in a post showing me Megy Design’s fabulous work & I was immediately drawn to her style & talent.  Plus her name is pretty damn cool, so I knew I had to make contact! This designer, doodler & wannabe-hipster (her own words) is a super mum & truly a beautiful soul.  I am sure that you will agree after reading a little bit more about her & her business… Your name: Megan Andrews Business name: Megy Designs Social media handles:  Facebook & Instagram & Website What do you do: I am a freelance graphic designer and illustrator 🙂 Why do you love what you do: I have…

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