Tag: minimalistic art

Fleur De Mai

When I saw Dear Deer sharing an image that they had had done, I absolutely loved the soft colours, the style and the gentleness of the images.  Rubina’s social media is beautiful, and immediately draws you in as you get a snapshot into not only her talent, but also her passion for what she does.  I am sure that you will fall in love with it too as you see her gorgeous creations and creativity.

Your name: Rubina Fourie  images

Business name: Fleur De Mai

Social media handles: Instagram and Website

What are 3 fun facts about you: I love to travel, love dogs, and love music.

Tell me a little more about your business: Fleur de Mai started out of the blue really. I saw some cute illustrations on Instagram and started learning. I started in November 2019 and has been going since. My online store is launching in the near future with a brand name change.


How would you describe your style of art: I love minimalistic and neutral colours for my illustrations. But once in a while i will have a pop of colour in there.

Have you always been creative: Not at all. I am more analytical than creative but i started learning and find out you can do anything you set your mind to.

Do you do custom orders: I do custom orders for weddings, birthdays and all occasions 🙂


How much is an order from you: A single portrait is R350 and every additional person added is R150.

What is your favourite piece that you have done: There are so many and all of them are so unique. My favourite changes every week lol.

Why do you encourage people to support local: Local businesses strive to bring the best for its people and without us supporting them they do not survive and by our support we are helping them build their dreams.


How did lockdown affect you: It did not really. it allowed me to have more free time to spend on my designs.

Quote you live by: Different doesn’t mean wrong. I love this saying because we are all different and we can all learn from each other and that’s the beauty of being different

Anything else you want to add: I think as an artist and small business, growing an audience on Instagram is hard and sometimes discouraging but I have learned that every like and comment is special because someone took the time to like and to comment and we have to appreciate every little thing that makes our community on Instagram. Likes and follows are not the most important thing. Staying true to the brand and delivering is what makes you, YOU!


Don’t you adore her?  And her style of art?

It was such an honour getting to know Rubina, and she has been so kind right from the very first message I sent to her.  I cannot wait to see her flourish, and more of her images tagged across your social media.

Have a beautiful day lovelies, and thank you for taking the time to read my blog, support local, and always choose kindness x


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 perfect framed gift for someone or add that extra love to your home.

Have you always been artistic: I guess so yes- I’ve been doing art since primary school also have many family members who have an artistic side.

What makes your art different to others: I try to keep my illustrations as minimalistic as possible to perfectly fit into any decor style. However I put in alot of time and love into each illustration to give you the most accurate drawing possible. An illustration takes me about 2 hours, but I try my very best to keep the ordering process as well as the waiting period minimal.

Do you do custom art pieces: Absolutely – Send me your idea and photo and I will put it into an illustration for you.

How can people place an order with you: Very easy, just send me a message on either Facebook or Instagram and I will respond to you as soon as possible with my banking details, as soon as I received your POP you can send me 3 photo’s and I will start with your illustration.

What is your favourite piece of art that you have done so far: I don’t have a favourite, each illustration is special and unique in it’s own way, I really enjoy and treasure the process of creating them.

Why do you encourage people to support local: I love supporting entrepreneurship, people who take the leap to think out of the box. It also creates opportunities for stay at home mommies to give some extra care to their families. Local ownership also ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

Quote you live by: A happy life is not build upon the goal of perfection, but balance.

Aren’t these divine?

Maretha is so talented, & I adore her style of pictures.  The simplicity makes them pop even more!

It is my seven-year wedding anniversary coming up, & I think I may place an order with Maretha as a unique gift for the amazing man in my life.  What do you think?  I always enjoy giving something special that they definitely won’t have already.


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