Tag Archives: Michelle de Villiers

Hello Helianthus

I love sunflowers and their fabulous Fibonaccity. I have spent an enjoyable time looking at pictures of them- my own are few and far between. The sunflower’s disk is especially impressive, with its smaller ray florets. (Thank you, StinkBreath!) (By StinkBreath – … Continue reading

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*Neuter Accusative of ‘Hic’

So, the snow has arrived. This called for sequestering of the body-in-denial under a comfy duvet; iPad and Netflix, hummus, blue corn chips, and a glass of wine. All thirteen episodes of Jessica Jones. That helped.    Also, I published ad … Continue reading

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Terrestrial Troubles: Dekselse Duwweltjies!

Beware the Geeldikkop! Tribulus terrestris can provide you with many a flat tire. I cannot blame my current frustrations on the humble duwweltjie, alas. They were rife in the veld between my childhood home and school, and caused many a … Continue reading

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Torso on Tuesday

Today is September 11, once again. I have just read the blog posting on the biblioklept site, with its list of works of art destroyed in the attack. Among the works destroyed were three hundred works of Rodin. Rodin is my absolute … Continue reading

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Hear not, Speak not, See not…

Of course, this is wrong: one should hear, see and speak out against evil…The follow-up painting Hear; See; Speak scared even me, so I won’t post that 🙂 I don’t have much time at the moment; I just grab little … Continue reading

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These are those storm gusts that speak to your very essence. “Kinders van die Wind” was written in 1967 by Koos du Plessis, when he was only twenty-two. I have a collection of his song lyrics: Erfdeel. Here is an … Continue reading

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Above the Falls

The Niagara Falls have been in the news lately, so I was quite happy when the painting I did of it a couple of years ago also recently found a home. It will be inundating the buyer’s dining room in … Continue reading

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Holy Mackerel

Counting my Lucky Fish Today (Out of Stars for the Time Being) qué bonito, oh so chic a foraging pelagic not the chubby, not the jack or the king… it’s of the holy mackerel i sing in the greenstone, hard … Continue reading

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Two views of the little stone carving (not entered into a show). Isn’t it amazing that ‘In Oakville, Ontario, an upscale “suburb” of Toronto, the largest city in Canada, nudity of any kind was specifically excluded in a call for … Continue reading

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Philomela sad lives in nightingale’s sweet song rossignol the key

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