The Berkeley Arts Council announces PHOTO 21, a national juried photographic art exhibit. The exhibit will open Thursday June 3, 2021 and will be on display through Saturday July 3, 2021. The exhibit is open to all artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any photographic medium or technique … Continue reading Call for Artists: PHOTO 21 National Juried Photographic Art Exhibit
Crocheted cut off gloves, 2021, M Noffke.Crocheted cut off gloves, 2021, M Noffke. (Elliementalist Pattern) 1) Finished W.I.P: Cut off gloves This was actually my second crochet project. The idea was to practice the turns and create a product that is neat. My first product was a tea cosy which came out very wiggly. I … Continue reading W.I.P: Layering and Choice
I love being close to water, seeing the reflections of the surrounds rippling-ripple images, hearing the gulls cry and contented voices wafting over the breeze. The quiet is what I savor most on my holidays. Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke. Till next time, … Continue reading The last of Stanley Park, seawall.
I have three projects I want to showcase today. No 1 is finished while No 2 and 3 I am still busy with. (If you want to know what a W.I.P is have a look at W.I.P.s and vulnerability.) 1) Finished W.I.P. Oak leaf printing/painting. This one, I share with you, is part of the … Continue reading W.I.Ps: Printing, Dyeing, Crochet and Pastels.
Stanley Park, Vancouver. As I mentioned in my last post, we wanted to cycle around Stanley Park on the sea wall but instead we went in a horse drawn coach. Stanley Park has a seawall built all along the perimeter which is convenient for tourists. Nowadays Stanley Park is a green space that travellers enjoy … Continue reading Stanley Park, seawall in Autumn.
Written by Morag Noffke Having followed Operation X for the past six months I have come to enjoy and appreciate the posts on linguistics, especially the Frisian studies as I can understand quite a bit of it when I read it. This is because I was brought up in a bilingual environment until I was … Continue reading My Desire to Renew My Afrikaans Language and Heritage
In my opinion... Far more important than it's appearance is the scent of the rose; compared to it's colour or shape scent invites me in. It's scent makes all the difference: so too the scent of a friendship or romance, it's essence is more alluring and captivating than mere actions and appearances. Love, trust, patience … Continue reading Love’s bloom
After Derek finished his business meetings (the reason why we went to Canada in 2014) we visited Stanley Park. Vancouver is known to be one of the friendliest cities for cycling. We were looking forward, before traveling to Canada, to cycle around Stanley Park on the seawall but as I was not feeling well we … Continue reading Stanley Park, Vancouver: our visit.
Vulnerability I am sure you know what vulnerability feels like. It is an uncomfortable feeling and therefore most of us shy away from making ourselves vulnerable to others. Well I know I do. I am quite picky about who I reveal my vulnerability to. The funny thing is as a writer one does go out … Continue reading W.I.P.s and vulnerability.
Farm life. Have you experienced farm life? You can pick up some interesting stories. I grew up in a close rural community where there were both farmers and fishermen. We had a smallholding and, apart from having vegetables and fruit trees, we also had chickens and bees. So naturally I am more of an outdoors-nature-lover … Continue reading The cockerel and ground zero.