Dogs Helping Dogs

Dogs helping the sponsorship of a guide dog puppy, a charity drive was born. I had set out the beginning of this year to give something back, I'm a firm believer that dogs aren't just pets; they are companions who help us when we go through difficult times, they make…

Liggies in die gras

Or, directly translated: Little lights in the grass. I've always wondered why I didn't have the patience to learn how to draw, but actually, I don't have patience when I'm working on anything that involves delicate movements of my fingers and hands. Yet I've always had pictures in my head,…

Taking photos of “weird” things

Why would you take a photo of that?! Why is this even a thing? I've been struggling with this question for, I think, years. This question, asked by a person who is a figment of my imagination, has stopped me from taking photos like this. Photos I now regret not…

Always a beginner…


<blockquote>Shoshin is a word from Zen Buddhism meaning "beginner's mind." It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner would. </blockquote>I've always had an impulse to completely delve into a new passion. A passion I didn't have yesterday, you can be sure I have today, and in a month, I would have devoted so many hours to it, I'm happy to start going at it without help. In 2010 I left JHB with a few bead tools, and some standard knowledge my mother had showed me on how to make jewelry. Within the end of 2011, I was selling them on Facebook. I was producing jewelry as if I was mass selling them - I wasn't, and I still have them and have no idea what to do with them - but that's not the point. Then that stopped. - I'm not going to give the reasons as to why as I go along, that's not the point of this post. In 2012, we had also gotten a passion to run long distance and was training for Kilimanjaro - a skill that ultimately led us to doing the Otter trail in 2013. - Man we were living and breathing hiking. - That also stopped During that year we were so fortunate to get a French Bulldog, (later we got another one) and started training her. (Also showing her, but that is evil and of the devil and I will NEVER endorse it) - but regardless. This passion ended up in me ultimately training dogs myself. Beginner classes and teaching tricks. Dog instructor. - On that, stop asking me what you "should do with your dog" or tell me "I'm bringing my dog to you" - just... stop that, because I don't know. In 2014, I rediscovered my photography passion by buying an entry-level camera on a whim and in 2015 opened up my very profitable business. Combining my dog training experience with my photography, I ran this business until the end of 2016, making a very profitable career, and also doing well. - That didn't stop, but it got converted into only doing photography for myself. In 2017 - I started watching Nail Career Education, a channel on Youtube that shows you how to do clients nails. So naturally, I bought myself a gel set (on a whim) - and I've been doing my own gelish tips and overlays religiously every second week since then. In early 2018 - Because I was way too frugal to pay someone to just knit me a bloody dress for an old Bratz doll, I took up knitting. I got a crash course in this in order to just get the basics, and Youtube has been helping me ever-since. In no way do I say that I am an expert in ANY of those, the point is. That I've always been a beginner in skills. The only skill I've had for 11 years running is a digital presence on website design and building - the actual thing I studied for and got qualifications for. And I can't support my ever-growing passion rate if I don't do that. - So that might be while I'm still at it. - I like it, and it pays bills. So that helps. On that bit - Just because I work in IT, doesn't mean I know why your pc is slow. That's the same as asking a tiler to lay the electrical wires when building a house. Both are involved in building a house, but they don't know each others expertise - and I don't know anything, I'm just faking it until the band makes it. You don't like constantly talking shop when you're not working, neither do I. When that home bell rings I flee the office just like everyone else. - I gots shit to knit/photograph/train. Why do people do this? Because they (and I mean I) like learning new skills. Not skills necessarily that might get me paid or survive the zombie apocalypse, but skills. I can do the above, and I can also build a pc from scratch and solder, drill, sand. etc. (I can't stitch or iron clothes, and to be honest I'm not that good cook either - we'll survive but we'll ride this bland train until we die) - Because I ain't got time to learn that, I'm too busy learning something else. duh. I can't cook us a healthy meal I'm busy knitting this shawl OMG!

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Creative Projects

In order to be open to creativity, one must have a platform to express it. My projects are aimed to both expand my knowledge of art, and express it.

My projects are to express the creative elements I draw in from many inspirations I see around me.
Armed with my camera, mood boards, and creative editing tools, I hope to explore my creative muscle.