‘Golden Liefies’ – Day 348/365 – Sold

‘Golden Liefies’ – Day 348/365 – Sold

This painting is sold

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

Inspiration: photography of Andre Fiedeldey


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Best reason to not quite finish a painting?
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I’ll give you a hint: it’s TWO cute for f***ing words! 🙈😆Swipe to find out! .
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I really did try to get a better photo of them but also not very hard because *kittens!!*
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This painting is inspired by a photo my uncle took- I’m still working on how to get the minimalism to really evoke peace 😍.
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The new additions to the miniNature studio family are 2-3 week old rescues who were in pretty bad shape and taken from their mommy by kids who just didn’t know better. They still don’t have names so when they do and they can sit still for one friggin second – I’ll do proper introductions. Needless to say Phoebe (the Goldie) is very perplexed by the stumbling and squeaking dust bunnies. In Afrikaans ‘liefie’ is a term of affection – like lovie. But also sounds like leafies – hence the title of today’s painting . 😊

Droplet The Ball’ – Day 292/365 – R1900

Droplet The Ball’ – Day 292/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

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Inspiration: common license photography


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Perseverance in anything is all kinds of hard. When I feel like I could just drop the ball, my new approach for sanity is to tone down how much of myself I’m giving, but to still sit down and give something. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t even have to be complete. But in creative endeavours as in droughts – every droplet counts.⁠
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📸 inspiration found on @Unsplash

In soli(d)tude’ – Day 260/365 – R1900

In soli(d)tude’ – Day 260/365 – R1900

Pain will soften you if you let it. In it I feel watery and diluted. In my pain I find a landscape of trees – something to hold on to, to swim through and find my way back to the surface.⁠

Sale Price of Original: R1900

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Inspiration image: artist’s own


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Pain makes us feel alone. But we do all feel it.⁠
Pain makes us feel fragile. But through it we can tap into strength.⁠
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Pain makes me feel watery and diluted. But in it I found a landscape of trees – something to hold on to, to swim through and find my way back to the surface.⁠

‘Still Lagoon’ – Day 250/365 – R1900

‘Still Lagoon’ – Day 250/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

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Inspiration: common licence photography


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Oh, the stillness that comes from stepping back.⁠
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Not every painting has to be a myriad of things.⁠
Not every day has to be filled with shenanigans.⁠
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Today is for you, today is for me.⁠
Let’s be happy together, apart, content with the stillness to be.⁠

‘Just One Duck’ – Day 248/365 – R1900

‘Just One Duck’ – Day 248/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

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Inspiration: common licence photography


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I’ve decided I don’t like this expression.
‘Get your ducks in a row’.⁠
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By its nature, it implies that it’s possible to pre-align all the things and as if those things (like baby ducks) have no nature of their own.⁠
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It feels like a saying that’s designed to create more admin in your life than necessary and inevitably set you up for feelings of failure when your ducks go off in random directions (read: life happens and events outside of your control cause your preordained plans to “fall apart”).⁠
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I’m more of a ‘no ducks in a row’ kind of girl. I have just one duck and I focus on that and let it explore and navigate the changing waters as feels right from day to day, moment to moment. That way, if another duck comes along and they swim together for a while -bonus – but then when duck number two swims off, then that’s cool too, because my definition of day to day success did not depend on the ducks staying together.⁠
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So ya, those are my thoughts on ducks swimming in rows.⁠
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