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‘Whether The Storm’ – Day 339/365 – R2100

‘Whether The Storm’ – Day 339/365 – R2100

But instead of feeling the dark storm approaching and dropping down the emotional shutters, what about instead of preparing to ‘weather the storm’ you ask ‘whether the storm’ is worth it.⁠

Sale Price of Original: R2100

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Derivative work created with permission from the photographer


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Oh, the emotional storms of the soul. They make me wonder and then make tired and then make me laugh.⁠
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But instead of feeling the dark storm approaching and dropping down the emotional shutters, what about instead of preparing to ‘weather the storm’ you ask ‘whether the storm’ is worth it.⁠
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Often just asking the question makes you realise, that no, in fact this would be the biggest waste of storm energy⁠
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But sometimes, when you check in with yourself and ask “Whether this storm will break for me?”, it’s also so damn lovely to exhale “Yes” and then surrender to the cleansing rain that follows. ⁠
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The thing to remember is you always have the choice to interrogate the validity of your emotional channels.⁠
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📸 the last in this @daniel.wraith inspired series

‘What the Fox?!’ – Day 161/365 – NFS

‘What the Fox?!’ – Day 161/365 – NFS

Artist study. Not currently for sale.


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Ai, not super happy with how this one came out. One minute the muse is with you and the next you are on your ace – encountering ‘Lady Resistance’ in all her devilish, egoic glory.
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So. As it stands: Fox 1: Andrea: One-hundred-and-somethingest or other. Tomorrow’s another day, another chance to dance with the muse. Whatever you do, don’t lose your sense of humour. 🦊
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Inspiration from the photography of @kpunkka

‘Moon Mood’ – Day 138/365 – NFS

‘Moon Mood’ – Day 138/365 – NFS

Artist Study. Not For Sale.

Inspiration from the photography of @burkehareco


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Look up Southern Hemisphere lovelies – there’s a big, beautiful full moon beckoning you to release that ball of emotion inside you. Or is that just me?⠀
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I’ve been listening to a fair amount of audios and mindful meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh to learn how to better turn more of my day to day moments into meditation. I figured since I’m now dedicating at least 2-3 full hours to painting daily – what better time to also invite mindfulness. ⠀
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You see, I have a tendency to be a compulsive multi-tasker. ⠀
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I do leg lifts while brushing my teeth, want to brush the dog while also drinking my tea in the sun and always listen to TED talks or YouTube interviews while painting (which can be good but honestly I’m beginning to think our society is sick with compulsive information consumption). And so when it comes to my emotions, I’ve noticed I do the same.⠀
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I want to carry someone else’s joy and my sadness simultaneously. Or someone else’s excitement and my frustration. It ends up feeling like I have this murky, muddy soup inside me instead of a pure broth. And today, the muck kind of just plopped out of me. ⠀
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Apparently, that’s what the Scorpio full moon is good at – guiding you to release and transform (according to @foreverconscious), so I for one am very grateful for her superpowers. ⠀

I hope she brings you to release some unnecessary stuff too!⠀
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Inspired by a @burkehareco 📸

‘Desert Sculpture’ – Day 118/365 – NFS

‘Desert Sculpture’ – Day 118/365 – NFS

Long before humans made large statuesque art, nature perfected it when she carved the tree aloe. If you’ve ever been into the karoo, you’ll have seen how she illuminates her creations.  She is artist, architect and alchemist all in one. 

Artist study. Not for sale.


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Long before humans made large statuesque art, nature perfected it. If you’ve ever been into the karoo, you’ll have seen how she illuminates her creations.  She is artist, architect and alchemist all in one. 🙂 This is the tree aloe.

Inspired by the lovely capturings of @gavman18

‘Cabinlandia’ – Day 101/365 – NFS

‘Cabinlandia’ – Day 101/365 – NFS

Artist study. Not for sale.


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They say freedom is a state of mind but I do believe being on the nature equivalent of a clean white page in a wooden cabin on wheels helps an awful lot!
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I’m just loving the work-life creations of
@pnwcabinland. They’re the stuff little snails and puppy dog tails are made of!
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Inspiration from the photography of @pnwcabinland

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