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Always a beginner…

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. I’ve always had an impulse to completely delve into a new passion. A passion I didn’t...CONTINUE READING

Why flowers aren’t pastel

I have a love hate relationship with selfies and how I see myself in the mirror never reflects on camera. Going through what can be described as artist’s writer block of sorts, I’ve realized that without a platform to express my creativity and self, it has taken a toll on my mental health. So I’m...CONTINUE READING

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, pictures that I wish I...CONTINUE READING

Sabbatical Notice

It is both sad and exciting news that I share with you today. As of 1 September, I will be on sabbatical from Annelie Coetzee Photography for the foreseeable future. I have decided to take my photography into another direction, and focus purely on the art. I am both sad to not be able to...CONTINUE READING