There’s a quote that reads “people don’t take trips, trips take people”. One such trip was about to unfold.
‘Love, belonging and connection are the universal sources of true well being’ - Unknown
The last day of the first week of teaching has come to soon. Sitting down to paint on the now fired beads was a welcome change to four days of manufacturing.
Day five of week one, was by far my favorite!
A day with all things new and a mountain of things to learn. Beads need firing, rope needs to be made, fired beads need cooling, rinsing, painting and stringing. A lot to get through in one day!
Day four of week one of teaching starts off with yet another mixture of clay, the last one for the week as tomorrow we’re firing beads and making rope.
‘If you so choose, even the unexpected setbacks can bring new and positive possibilities. If you so choose, you can find value and fulfillment in every circumstance’ - Ralph Marston
“No one has ever become poor by giving” -Anne Frank
‘If you educate a man, you educate an individual but when you educate a woman, you educate a nation” - African Proverb
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul
- W. Somerset Maugham
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” - Thomas Jefferson
There’s a quote that reads: ‘Follow your heart, but take your brain with you’ by Alfred Adler.
‘I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers - if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door’ - Marla Gibbs
Arriving at a place that feels like home is a rare occurrence.
So much can happen in so little time and it makes one realize that to achieve a lot, little is needed. Time is something we always think we have a lot of. But we don’t, so let us use it wisely, sparingly, purposefully and beautifully.
With only 10 days to go, time is running out, research and preparations are coming to a close and the confines of my comfort zone is pressing into me…soon I will have to let go.
I’ve (boldly, selfishly) decided that Mondays were never created to be spent in an office (in my case a studio). Instead it will become a day of exploring, a day for research, a day for getting to know my surroundings and no doubt, myself.
A few Stefni pieces have been sponsored to the HEARTFELT event in Cape Town coming in MAY!
After 2 months of prepping, planning, sourcing and manufacturing the Earth Addict Clothing Company Jewellery range is finally ready for public viewing! The unique range of handmade jewellery is now available in 15 stores accross the country, please find them here: www.earthchild.co.za
I would like to thank the following people whom without, it would not have been possible…
About a year or two ago I was commissioned by WolfAlley (a creative organization of diverse individuals expressing their talents and expertise through a multitude of different industries/art forms/sports/projects and products) to create their once off, one of a kind, Air Off championship signet ring. Check out the 2011 Air Off event below:
The past few weeks have been spent on the road up the coast and down the coast, back up the coast and back down the coast and so on and so on…