The Favourite Things Market

The latest addition to the ‘Single Pieces’ collection of Yvonne de Wit: ‘MOON-SCRAPER”.

This weekend on show at the Favourite Things Market at Gabrielskloof in Botrivier.

Made of Sterling Silver and naturally bonded earth from the Kalahari and Tankwa Karoo. All treasures of the South African Earth.

Model: Lucen Lucia (YES: Napier has got talent!!!)

The inspirational location

We are located in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa along the main road between Cape Town (90 minutes if no traffic jam) and Cape Agulhas (40 minutes with rural traffic jam). Tourists tend to rush pass our village on their way to their mainstream destination. But more and more explorers amongst those travellers are discovering this gem in the Overberg region. Many villagers work from the comfort of their own home. Garages became workshops and studios for the numerous artisans. There is ‘The Big Cheese’ for example; cheese straws that the privileged Capetonians and tourists buy at Giovannis in Cape Town, a militaria museum, a toy museum, diverse artists (some with name and fame), a miniature steam engine builder (exporting all over the globe); just to mention a few.  The village has the largest sundial in South Africa; the architecture of the church attracts architects and designers but most of all we like the rural surroundings with their farms and local wildlife; the ever changing sky colours, the earth colours (hence Yvonne’s jewellery) and the generous and genuine hospitality of the community. Well … why not discover it yourself

An impression:

Locally sourced photo model

Yesterday first test shoot with locally sourced model Zeta. It went well and we had a lot of fun.

Zeta shows merely the retro (#steampunk) range handmade of recycled plumbing material added with a few items of the #downtoearth #signature line.

BTW 1; most of the pictures are still not fully processed. 

BTW 2; We always source photo models locally

Book sales

Thanks to those who ordered one (or two). Distribution from tomorrow onwards. 28 Pictures of Napier and surrounds. Only 2 books left. Book in hardcover and in box. R 800.00 each.

Published in a limited edition of 51 including one for ourselves.  28 Pictures. Numbered and signed.

P.S. Within a few hours after sharing this post on social media the last two were also sold 😀 😀 😀

Color temperature

Sunrise in the West. (Friday morning 8 September 2017 around 6:45 local time at Sandfontein near Napier, South Africa). Almost unreal but that is the influence of the color temperature of the sky at that specific moment. Hardly needed processing. ISO 100 A11 S 1/60 Sony A77 Zeiss 300mm.

Only one print (on order) available. See our Online Shop for price indication. Ships world wide.

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The story behind ‘The fish went fly-about’

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Dreamtime

The fish that went fly-about’  is inspired by the Australian aboriginal legend ‘The fish became the moon’. In the time known as ‘Dreamtime’ the world took shape, the ancestors retired into the earth, into the sky, into the clouds and into the creatures, and planted in the earth, as the ancestors call it, the ‘seed power’. Every creature and every mountain and every stream and waterhole and rock and river is implanted with this seed, which gives off a vibration, and this is the Earth’s inner dreaming. It is sacred, like so many of the Dreamtime stories. ‘The fish became the moon’ is a story about two sisters catching a fish and seeing it climb into a tree and float into the sky where it became round and slowly disappeared behind the horizon. There are BTW different versions of this tale in Arnhems Land, East of Darwin as I discovered during 6 weeks walkabout in 1994.

The fish in this photo-graphic is a sculpture of artist Ulrich Riek from Napier.

From 11 June on show in Walker Bay Art Gallery in Hermanus. Framed 90 x 60 cm. Only ONE print available.

Wave of the Whale (2 pictures)

It’s not a whale but the ‘Wave of the Whale’. Beautifully crafted in a unique piece of original South African designer jewellery made of treasures of the South African Earth (all ‘waves’ are different).
For the complete collection of original artisan Designer Jewellery of Yvonne de Wit visit (on appointment) Private Gallery 98 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier. You are welcome.  Private Gallery is situated on the main road between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas and is an ideal stop over for travelers in search for memorable memento of their visit to South Africa and for the more locally orientated people to display Art ‘Made in the Overberg‘.

EARTH, WIND AND FIRE

In addition to serving as spouts for water in ancients times, the gaping mouths of #gargoyles evoked the fearsome destructiveness of these #legendary #beasts, reminding the laity of the need for the (Roman Catholic) church’s protection. A previous owner of our house added them to keep #evil #spirits out.
Original #photographs in black and white. Did some reduction so that only the outlines were left. Next I added #textures and #elements from other pictures plus coloring in-painting and drawing. The end result is what I call ‘photo-graphics’.
Only 1 framed print (60 x 40 cm) per image available at #Private #Gallery in #Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.triple-earthwindfireWEB

Details

Model (face not visible):  Maggy

Hopefully our Private Gallery with Yvonne’s complete collection will be open (on appointment) from Easter onwards. The waiting is for the track lights … and who waits in the Western Cape, South Africa can sometimes wait a long, long time… 😉

Private Gallery is ideally situated in Napier along the main road between Cape Town and the Southernmost Tip of the African Continent near Cape Agulhas. It’s an ideal stop over for travelers to see (and purchase) original South African Design jewellery made of treasures from the South African Earth next to framed high quality Overberg landscape photographs in suitcase format.