Fantastic Frank – an amazingly on-the-ball real estate agency in Sweden has just taken the cake for most impressive everything. They find beautiful spaces, take beautiful photos of the most influential furniture which is all curated by a home staging company. They seem to really capture the essence of the spaces they list, making sure that every square inch is furnished to speak to the right people. I’m drooling over here.
Here are a few illustrations I made at my second and last day of work. The idea was to create icons that represented the holidays for a Christmas catalogue (still can’t get used to the reversed seasons!)
Alright so there’s this farm nestled in the outskirts of Cape Town close to Tamboerskloof. Upon arrival, one is greeted by the South African Police Force’s Mounted Unit stables. They are leasing out a bit of land for their horses from Andre’s Farm, a hidden gem that has hosted pigs, sheep, chickens, dogs, and foster children for decades. Confused and intrigued, I walked around and snapped a few photos, trying to figure out exactly what this place was doing here. If you are in the area and feeling like seeing something different, stop by, explore, and chat to the residents of the farm.
A Street Talk Episode about the farm.
Intimidating and beautiful, watercolor has recently caught my attention. I’ve been perusing a few watercolor sketchbooks online and wanted to give the fussy yet maleable medium a try. Here are my first, second, and third attempts. Bear with me, I am a true beginner.
So much has happened in the last month. While trying to set up shop in a far away land presents its struggles, the opportunity for learning and doing is absurd. I’ve kept a very short day-to-day record of the happenings; it’s amazing how much of the little stuff I tend to forget so I’ve found it nice to have a place to dump the day.
Some highlights starting in late September.
Moz Logo Struggles. Red & Yellow visit with Paula. Quite cool and Unpretent. Tom made chicken curry. I’m staying here.
Kelly’s going away @ Trill. Too loud, too messy, too smokey but full of great people.
Wrecked and the place is too. Clarke’s for breakfast. Said bye to Kelly with Jessi. Mellow recovery night.
Clarke’s again. Haircut from hell but good. Woolworth’s. Voice is gone.
SLSJ program. Pork stew. Two bottles of wine…oops.
Okay so I’ve been up to a little more than this. In addition to the work I’m doing for VACorps, I’ve managed to add in a little more – a banner for Rent-A-Room, wedding invitations, a seminar program, as well as a few new exciting projects in the works right now. Proper examples will be added to my online portfolio soonish.