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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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    Sunkissed Handmade

    As you can tell my the title of my blog, I ADORE flowercrowns!  I have a few from chain stores, but my favourite are definitely handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces of art that I will treasure forever. Recently I got in touch with Samantha from Sunkissed Handmade as she is SUPER talented, & her social media pics completely blow me away every time.  She makes truly unique headpieces ranging from flowercrowns to mermaid crowns & beyond.  She can even put together DIY kits so you can personalise your crown exactly the way you want one. With festival themes being the “in” thing right now, you may want to place your order with…

  • Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    GypsyBird Makeup

    As a typical girlie-girl I LOVE wearing make-up & being made to feel pretty.  I don’t wear make-up every day (I often just work from home), but when I go out I like to put in some extra effort.  And looking at social media influencers who are super talented & inspiring makes me want to try harder, experiment with new looks, & also support these beautiful ladies. GypsyBird Makeup is one of these influencers that constantly amazes me & her feed on Instagram is full of beautiful pics & awe-inspiring makeup that she does. Her prices for makeup for events & so on are only R650, & with lashes are R750. …

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