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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Nolstalgic Treat

I've been back in Cape Town for a few weeks now and I've been indulging in all my favorite South African foods. One of these nostalgic treats are called Zoo biscuits. I chose to paint the cookie with a springbok design on it because it's South Africa's national animal. At some point in the past the designs became unrecognizable but I'm glad to see that they have since improved and now include more animal designs. 

  

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Bitter Sweet July

The past 6 months have been a complicated whirlwind of farewells, preparations and teaching because come end of July I'll be saying goodbye to Japan and moving back to Cape Town, South Africa. I've enjoyed teaching English in Japan on the JET programme but after three years, it's time to move on to new goals and an exciting new chapter.

Between all the preparations and teaching this past week, I managed to get my hands on my watercolours again to paint a cup of tea which belongs to one of my favourite teachers. We both love art and I've enjoyed our friendship, sharing interesting teas and treats with each other. It makes a bitter sweet goodbye present.