The tale of a South African artist, Mbongeni Buthelezi, really moved me recently. Coming from South Africa which has so little, to America which has so much, I must say I find these stories very inspirational. It’s about the human spirit refusing to give up on what it knows it deserves.
Because he was poor but loved to paint, he had to come up with some way to create the ‘paint’ he couldn’t afford. He started collecting old plastic and applying heat to it on canvas, discovering soon he was creating a striking new medium that could help him make art. Quite frankly, he personifies the term ‘making something out of nothing’ by using plastic to paint. And the most admirable part is that it’s eco-friendly, asking his audience to look at waste in a new way. The videos above + below are wonderful, watch them.
I wrote about a similar inspiration story a while back, a man from the townships of South Africa who processes film with coffee. Read it here.
A quick self-guided tour through a real cave, also known as “Sunny Jim’s Sea Cave”, in La Jolla Cove. $5 entrance fee.
“Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
*Photo taken at Hotel Granduca
Street scenes in Franschhoek, South Africa. Founded 1688, it’s one of the oldest towns in the country.
+ La Motte, Champagne, La Cotte, Cabrière, La Provence, Bourgogne, La Terra de Luc and La Dauphine were among some of the first established farms — most of which still retain their original Cape Dutch farm houses today. These farms have grown into renowned wineries.
Some gorgeous images to brighten your day + keep your creative content flowing. All these images are 100% copyright free (licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute + use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer). Use them in your digital projects! Nature is super inspiring to me right now. I am on instagram @misstamikajade – let me know what you think! I’m also all about inspiration on my Facebook page.
I’m a big fan of caps. Specifically, I’m a fan of the Fanatics MLB caps. I’ve had fun wearing NYC caps after my recent trip to New York + I was recently asked what outfit I would put together with one of the MLB’s famous baseball caps………. I chose this Texas Rangers hat, seeing as I’m obsessed with Texas + was just there!