Author: linlopes

The inspiration behind my “Jehovah Jireh” painting

Jehovah Jireh It’s early morning. Snug and warm under my duvet, I awake to the sounds of hubby in the shower. The radio is on. The news…. Depressing. Corona virus, economic downturn, unemployment and hardship. Illness and death. The world rushes in, invading my mind, jolting me out of comforting sleep. Depressing. My mood is…
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Experiencing local auction flavour

In my constant pursuit of all things upcycle worthy, I went in search of local auctions. Not those ever so fancy, hugely expensive auctions of actual antiques. Nope, that’s not what I’m after. Something more down scaled is more my forte. Just normal old second hand furniture at bargain prices. Unloved pieces that beg for a touch…
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The story of a happy upcycled rocking chair.

“Pawn shops? Good grief! Why on earth would you go there?” The reactions from certain family and friends range from Shock horror disbelief to patronising amusement to pained tolerance! I am in love with second hand junk shops. I adore poking around in dingy little places where the cast offs are literally piled on top…
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To DIY or not to DIY?

I’m sure I am not the only person on the planet to be totally enthralled with the wonders of Google search, Blogs, Pinterest and the like. For a DIY nut and creative like me, the internet has opened up a whole new vista of exciting horizons to be explored and discovered. Not sure how to…
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Perfect hanging method for small paintings.

Hanging these small Daily Paintings These little Daily Paintings are 20cm X 20cm which is really quite small. To hang one alone on the wall would make it look rather lonely and insignificant. Ideally they should be hung together in a series. As we all know, in the art world, odd numbers work way better…
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Inspiration for my art, found on the beach.

The New Year this year has rolled joyously in, riding on a cloud of inspiration gratitude and wonder. I feel a shifting in my spirit, a move towards a new insight into my creative journey’s purpose and with it a deep peace, a lifting of the heaviness of soul that sneaks in through daily striving…
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Furniture Flips

A few years ago I ran a small business doing murals and paint effects for clients. During that time a number of customers entrusted me with the task of “upgrading” much loved but tired and worn out pieces of furniture. Around the same time, we built and moved into a new home. Through the knowledge…
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Capulana Paintings

The Capulana is the traditional Mozambican fabric worn as sarongs by the locals.I am always fascinated by the striking colours and designs and felt a strong urge to play around and see if I could produce paintings that work on top of these bold colours. I am inspired by the Mozambican womens’ beauty and hard…
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Paintings

The world of the artist is a lonely angst filled one, but the highlights, when a thing goes right, more than make up for any uncertainty, fear, and lack of belief in oneself. The transformation of a threatening, blank, white canvas into a creation that satisfies my soul brings a deep fulfillment that keeps me…
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Prayer Board

Inspired by the movie the War Room which is a call to serious prayer and shows how having a special quiet place and a Prayer Board aids us in our conversation with and requests to God.A member of my family mentioned that she would like to have a special “Prayer Board” with Scriptures and all…
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