Art Observing Nature

…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Vincent Van Gogh Here’s a small collection of beautiful artworks inspired by each artist’s observations of the natural world around us.

Hippocampus capensis

Knysna SeahorseKnysna-seeperdjieiHashe Yolwandle Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeHippocampus capensis Boulenger 1900 Seahorses are found in shallow seas from Tasmania to the United Kingdom, and they feature in myths and legends from around the world (think of how they’re usually … Continued

Six Kingdoms Ecological Landscaping

Contact 076 6189 722 for indigenous gardens, edible landscaping and sustainable water management including ponds, rain management features, and water harvesting on the Garden Route (South Africa). Six Kingdoms is an incredible team of passionate, conscious and knowledgeable people who … Continued

Get into nature! Win with Greenpop & Cape Nature

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“Get into Nature this festive season! Our Friends at Greenpop are hosting a restoration festival in 2021 and here’s your chance to win a free ticket plus a weekend away with CapeNature valued at R8000+ Enter now:“


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Let’s Clean Up Our Home! Our home, Africa, is bearing a disproportionate burden of the global plastics crisis.  For many African countries, plastic pollution is causing environmental devastation along with substantial human rights and child labour violations, specifically for those … Continued

Lycaon pictus

African wild dog / painted hunting dog / painted wolf / African painted dog Endangered, with only 1409 mature individuals, and numbers are decreasing The social structure of a wild dog pack is a fascinating, almost altruistic system. Like other pack animals there is a strict hierarchy, with … Continued

Resilience in times of great transition

We’re living in challenging timeswe’re living in exciting timeswe’re living through a great transitionwe’re learning new ways to bewe’re learning new ways to see As we move through this time, I am focusing my attention on learning to listen more. … Continued


Ingrid Coerlin Photographic Print FRAMED     To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour ~ William Blake

Land Art by Buse Mutan

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Buse Mutan was born on March 11 th , 1982 in Izmir. She graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Buca Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Arts Education in 2018. The same year, she started studying for a Master’s degree in Sculpture … Continued

New species a week by Giulia De Amicis

” Infographics and illustrations about animal species and curiosities from the natural world. The project was initially thought and proposed as a content dedicated to a weekly science column for magazines and newspapers. Presenting endangered, unique or peculiar species as well as comparing pattern behaviour between animals, the … Continued

Centre for Alterity Studies (CFAS)

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The Centre for Alterity Studies (CFAS) is a resource for the work of an international network of artists and researchers with interests in non-human otherness, encompassing animal, plant and mineral alterity. ON CONSCIOUSNESS: CALL FOR WORK The Centre for Alterity Studies is looking for … Continued

Honour your moontime

To all the ladies reading my blog, Your moontime, your body’s cycle, is sacred. The term “ritual” is derived from the Sanskrit word R’tu, which means “menstrual.” This etymology suggests that ritual in a general sense and menstrual acts have a … Continued