Craft Art


June 5, 2020 by petrujviljoen


Charlie Collage (350x270)

Abstract Collage

A smaller collage made while I was waiting for my cat, Charlie, to come home. Towards the painting being finished she did. We are blessed and thankful. And two unique beings each in her own right.

frame (336x450)


A screen remodelled to a frame. It’s unclear what will go into the aperture. It’s a unique product, entirely home-made, self-made with materials picked up from the streets of Johannesburg while we were still living there. The screen never happened so a frame and further frames from the one finished side.

utility box (350x320)

Wood, antiquing techniques

A box found and reworked from plainly painted to what it is here. It was fun recycling, upcycling an otherwise boring product. I think I’ll put my and my mother’s recipes in it. Upgrading the kitchen now that enthusiasm has returned with my cat.



the work has personality –

why am I so poor?


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5 thoughts on “Craft Art

  1. tanvibytes says:

    Glad I found your blog, loved the first one and how you included the story about your cat! I started my own blog a couple weeks ago, I hope you check it out!

  2. memadtwo says:

    Repurposing is greatly satisfying. (K)

  3. Threes likes! 1) Art as process/ritual: the cat and the collage. 2) Objets trouvé reinvented; are the glyphs on the frame your work too? And 3) the Haiku—too true.

    • Thanks Howard. The glyphs are from a book called The Great Goddess or the Goddess in History … it’s in a box somewhere so can’t check. I found the swastika’s original meaning: Sanskrit for Well-Being which … you know the rest. I used it specifically to reclaim the original meaning.

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