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My moment as a songwriter – Be My Valentine

Many years ago, Leonard Downing asked me to write lyrics for a Valentine Song for him to play at a Valentines gig.  I wrote the lyrics and he wrote the music.  He also did a studio recording with a female vocalist, the song was played on East Coast Radio on Valentines day.  It was a rather rushed job done in ... Read More »

Potential

Another old poem being typed up POTENTIAL Be still Hold the paintbrush withhold the last stroke Don’t chain beauty With finality’s yolk Don’t freeze in a frame What is lovely unseen Don’t rob this picture Of what may be Each sense can’t be captured Each truth can’t be told Light, water and dreams Are things you can’t hold If spirit ... Read More »

DTP 2 PRINT – Best Service in Years!

I had to respond to the Daily Prompt on WordPress today ‘Are you being served?’, it is so relevant to my week.  I am a whinger, I am irritated on almost a daily basis by shoddy quality and non existant customer care.  I dream wistfully of the days when not everything was made in China and companies at least pretended ... Read More »

Lloyd Cole – threads of his music in the symphony of my life

This poem was written after going to a Lloyd Cole concert in Jo’burg. I first heard the music of Lloyd Cole in the 80’s when living in a commune called ‘Fools Court’.  Memories of that time are happy ones edged with sadness since we drifted apart.  I wish that I could find those old friends.  Sadly one member of our ... Read More »

Profoundly moving songs

This morning I was singing “Weeping” by Bright Blue while working in the kitchen, I then found it on our SA compilation CD and played it. As I listened, tears pricked my eyes. The protest song ‘Weeping’ was written by Dan Heymann during the mid ’80’s while South Africa was still under apartheid government. The song includes haunting strains of ... Read More »

New Look Pattern 6879

  I first made New Look Pattern 6879 when Acacia was 2.  I used a lovely white fabric and French Dormeil lace which came from my Granny’s clothing factory in Harare to make view B.  A year later I tried to make view A in green fabric using View A but without a transparent overlay, I don’t know what went ... Read More »

Lifeblood poetry by Phomolo Flex Sekamotho

Most days slip by with little highs and little lows and then come the moments which we live for, moments of pure beauty.  I opened up my e-mail this afternoon and read an e-mail from a poet named Phomolo Flex Sekamotho, he sent me links to his artist profile and his digital compilation of poetry.  He asked if I would ... Read More »

Arum Symphony Coffee Shop and Restaurant

  There is one place in Boksburg where the adjectives charming and tasteful fit like Cinderella’s slipper.  That place is Arum Symphony in Plantation.  The surrounding area is a contrasting blend of rejuvination and decay standing in juxtoposition.  Arum Symphony is a converted old house.  A house born in a time when buildings reflected quality and pride in workmanship.  There ... Read More »

‘Five Quarters of the Orange’, soars like a kite on a taut string

This afternoon I watched my son fly a kite, pure joy soared observing a flutter of colour held aloft by a taut string.  Last night I stayed up late to finish reading “Five Quarters Of the Orange” by Joanne Harris.  Reading this book was a lot like watching that kite dancing in the blue.  Thoughts, metaphors and beauty soar above ... Read More »

Faceblocks from PrintWild

Disclaimer, This is my Dad and brother’s work but they really are the best! You can check out my post about my Dad on http://sula1968.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/my-cool-dad-from-paul-changuion-photographer-to-printwild-sas-finest-canvas-acrylic-printer/ Read More »