This time of year gets hectic, doesn't it? I haven't had time to sketch or paint anything, let alone blog about it, so I flipped through my sketch journal to try and find something vaguely festive looking... and came up with this!... well, it has red and green in it, and it's hot, which is the way Christmas-time is in these parts. In May last year, we went on a canoeing trip down the Orange River, which was a great/humbling/soul-searching experience. I wish I could have sketched all the way, but my sketchbook would have been papiermaché by the end of the trip - we had so many dunkings and stuck-on-the-rocks-in-the-rapids moments. On the way home we stopped at this little store on the edge of the Kgaligadi Park - it was a metal shipping container, converted into a shop for local produce - and bought lovely dried fruit and honey.
Wishing everybody who pops in here, a very happy and blessed Christmas, Chanukah or family holiday time together, however you celebrate it. I'm not sure when I'll be back, but I hope to have some sketches and paintings to show for the time away. Happy happy!!