Still decorating? Looking for something . I really love these handcrafted ornaments, they are by Colombian artisans, made from the leaves of the Jipijapa palm tree.
Each ornament is unique and comes in different colours combinations.
Ames is a Colombia brand, Founded by Ana María Calderon Kayser, a native Colombian “from a young age appreciated the craftsmanship and quality of handmade products, Ames offers an extensive collection of furniture and home accessories and textiles designed to bring functionality and fun to every day.”
Working with local Colombian artisans, each product is lovingly made by hand, ensuring unparalleled care, quality and style.
Really lovely and colourful, neighbourhoods in Bo- Kaap, an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter.
Things to do, you can visit the Bo-Kaap Museum, the Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family.
71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
Open from Tuesdays- Saturdays from 10:00- 14:30
Closed on Sundays, Workers’ Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and January 2
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3938
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3938
6-17 years: R10.00
5 years & under: R5.00
School Groups: Booked- R5.00; Unbooked- R8.00
South African pensioners and students (valid cards): R10.00/ Free entry on Fridays
My Oldest daughter is 8, and she had arts school work to learn about the artists Jacob Lawrence, I wasn’t familiar with his work so I chose to do some research myself.
Lawrence is among the best-known 20th-century African-American painters. He was 23 years old when he gained national recognition with his 60-panel Migration Series. I learned he was born on September 7, 1917, and died June 9, 2000. He based many of his paintings of the Harlem Renaissance.
“He was a quiet individual who listened, looked, watched, absorbed all of what was going on around him,” according to Virginia Mecklenburg, home to nearly a dozen of Lawrence’s works. Lawrence was well known for his portrayal of African-American life. As well as a painter, storyteller, and interpreter, he was an educator. Lawrence taught at several universities including the University of Washington where he was a graduate advisor to lithographer and abstract painter
Lawrence’s subjects and style were deliberate, conscientious choices. He formed his practice during a period when black artists were carefully considering their role and responsibility in depicting African American history and contemporary life.
Lawrence continued to paint until a few weeks before his death from lung cancer in June 2000 at the age of 82. Shortly before his death, he stated: “…for me, a painting should have three things: universality, clarity, and strength. Clarity and strength so that it may be aesthetically good. Universality so that it may be understood by all men.”
His last commissioned public work, the mosaic mural New York in Transit, was installed in October 2001 in the Times Square subway station in New York City.
During lockdown we are looking for different ways to Entertain our kids, I created these worksheets free to download so families can spend time with their kids learning and with different means of colouring and painting.
Materials: Paper bunting fan garlands (in peach, yellow, mint, and cerise), scissors, scotch tape, cardstock in a bunch of colours (we chose coral, pink, peach, neon yellow, mint, teal), glue stick, triangle hole punch, small round hole punch, ruler, x-acto knife
Step 1: Separate the segments of the fan garlands with a pair of scissors. Shuffle the colors and tape the segments back together with scotch tape. Step 2: Cut shapes for the garland design from cardstock. It helps to make one set of pieces for a finalized design, and then use that set as a guide to cut out the rest. Mix and match your colours to get the most variety!