‘Red Gypsy” – Day 119/365

‘Red Gypsy” – Day 119/365

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I’m still wandering around in the karoo of my mind, admiring nature’s sculptures.
The Aloe Trashkii, with her layered, dry stem and haphazard leaves, is one of those plants that somehow makes slightly dishevelled look really sexy.
She’d be the red-haired gypsy of the desert.🔥

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‘What T-shirt?’ – Day 117/365 – Sold

‘What T-shirt?’ – Day 117/365 – Sold

Day to day life can be inundated in predictability and the desert remind us that our child within is a curious wildling seeking wonder and discovery. Also bright lights and loud noises!

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That whole ‘been there done that, got the t-shirt’ vibe simply doesn’t apply at a Burn. You will never have ‘been there and done it all’ because it all transforms magically every year. For me that’s why I get, as my better desert half says, tingly at the knees as the burn rolls around.
Day to day life can be inundated in predictability and the desert remind us that our child within is a curious wildling seeking wonder and discovery. Also bright lights and loud
noises!
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There is no T-shirt for the collective Burn experience. But there is a gong. And if you’re a burn virgin, make sure you ring her with rebar on your way home! Heck ring her anyway!!
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Mind the anvils. Don’t forget the cable ties and drive safely!
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Maybe I’ll catch you in the dust. 😉🔥💫
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📸 @beercountrysa

‘Bold Living’ – Day 99/365

‘Bold Living’ – Day 99/365

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@BlessyLouBus looki! I painted your awesome skoolie on the salt flats! 😀
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Guys, this is a family of 7 travelling in a renovated school bus – I mean, if that isn’t a wild ride I dunno what is?!
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I can’t imagine a better education. After all, if stories are how we connect and learn, then life as little humans on a biggish bus out on the road must embed some glorious learnings into your bones. Gotta say, kid me is a little jealous. But then I’m adamant about never fully leaving kid me behind and I’m sure one day she’ll experience this kind of stoke too.

‘Shadow or Shade?’ – Day 85/365 – SOLD

‘Shadow or Shade?’ – Day 85/365 – SOLD

 

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I find it fascinating how shadow has a sinister connotation and shade inspires notions of rest. Yet, when it comes down to it, they’re essentially the same thing.
Casting shadow patterns can inspire such beauty, and yet when someone feels dubious, we say they’re shady.
The duality is in everything. The light, the dark and the many shades of grey.
And anyone who doesn’t believe they can co-exist should take a look at an Oryx! (Which btw is the answer to the Q in the first of these 3 Namibian paintings).

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@stef_m2

‘Long Strides’ – Day 84/365 – SOLD

‘Long Strides’ – Day 84/365 – SOLD

Why do we actively condone the domestication of everything around us (often for convenience and consumption) and then proclaim our longing for ‘the wild’?


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Beautiful, strange creatures – ostriches. I visited a farm in the Karoo many, many years ago before I became aware of meat consumption impact on the planet, plastic waste and generally living with ethical intention. We rode ostriches at that farm. Cheap thrills and cruel entertainment – all for a quick buck. I feel bad about that every time I look at these birds across a farm stall fence, and, ironically, how deep my head was in the sand. Here’s to knowing better.
But it does make me wonder why we humans, keep domesticating everything around us and then proclaim our longing for the wild.

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