Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello all
I apologize for the lengthy delay in posting on my blog, but we have had the big move to Johannesburg.  No sooner had we arrived than my daughter had problems with her pregnancy and had to have an emergency ceasarian.  She had something called Help Syndrome which affects pregnant mums in their final trimester, so Tyler arrived 5 weeks early.  It was a scary start to Joburg for us, with both mum and baby in intensive care, but I am very happy to report that both mum and baby are doing fine. I have added a couple of pictures of my daughter with my new granddchild - a very happy gran, and makes this move all so worthwhile!!

I am happy to say that I have now unpacked my studio, (I have claimed the third bedroom in our new house) and though it is a lot smaller than my lovely studio in Gaborone, it is my own space and I have already started painting like mad.  I am not happy with a lot of the things that I have done, but will be posting a couple of the new paintings soon.

I am happy to report that I have managed to get my work into a couple of galleries, so that is a start in the right direction.  One of the galleries is in Sandton in the Legacy Mall, right next to the Mandela Square, and has a lot of traffic from the four big hotels there, so hopefully a good place for some of my wildlife art. The other gallery is in Broadacres - a lovely mall that services Fourways and surrounding suburbs.  I have also joined the Artists Association of South Africa, that is one of the big plusses of living here, and they host lots of lovely workshops and exhibitions all through the year - so I am really looking forward to moving on with my art.

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