April: ice storms & surf sessions

When life gives you ice storms and windy gloomy days, grab your board and your buddy and head down to the lake for a quick surf!! Advertisements

“Friend or Foe”

“Friend or Foe” My submission for the 2018 Pangeaseed x Volcom ARTivism contest! So much fun to paint. 20×24″ acrylic on canvas Watch the process video here!

Moo-tivation

I’ve been challenged to “let go” and “go wild” and “go crazy” when it comes to art. and practice makes perfect – so time for a little pep talk: J, don’t be afraid of the blank white canvas, stop complaining and just MAKE MORE. Trust the process – sometimes it looks horrible at first, but…

The Circle of Life {Part 2}

We stayed in Hermanus for a few days, enjoying new friends, the surf, and the sleepy neighbourhood owls. Check out our friends Erlo and Lauren who are walking the skeleton coast and capturing their adventures on film! They have EXCITING things ahead. After the wedding festivities, we made our way back to Joburg, driving through…

The Circle of Life {Part 1}

Tertius and I were blessed to be able to visit his family in South Africa for a month, and what a refreshing opportunity to exchange the dead of winter for a warm and colourful AFRICA! We took a road trip down to the cape for a friend’s wedding – oh the wonderful landscapes we saw!…

O Canada

A walk down the street at 8:30am in “feels like -25oC” weather.  “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to…

Summ-ing it up 2017

It’s been an interesting couple of months half year! I spent the summer working with these incredible beluga whales!! Now it’s been on to working full-time in emergency veterinary medicine. (I struggle with so much anxiety about this, pray for me!!)💉🐶  Tertius has been back for a week now, from a 7-week-long adventure back in…

New Beginnings

It’s been a while, friends! As many of you know, my husband and I have moved on from Raja Ampat, and have settled in Southern Ontario for the time being. It’s had it’s ups and downs for sure. Please continue praying for us! In light of my desire to furnish my future house but overwhelmed…

Kayak4Conservation

The first huge mural/billboard for Kayak4Conservation is finished! At least the paint part – there will be a fiberglass kayak displayed on the water as well. Now for some behind-the-scenes photos (aka dog portraits) : Yeah I was a little distracted by all the puppies. Enamel on iron wood. This piece will be displayed at…

The Islands {Part 3 – Kaboei Bay}

Day 2 of our weekend explorations took us deep into Kaboei Bay, where there is an island that hosts hundreds of Great-billed Parrots and pigeons together – as dusk approaches, all the birds flock from their day’s activities to roost on this one island. Incredible. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim…

The Islands {Part 2 – Topside Scenery}

Sing to the Lord a new song; his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them… let them shout from the mountaintops. Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim His praise in the…