First image I created this mixed media image in 1981 (oil pastel, charcoal and conte’, and acrylics). I was unmarried at the time and was Morag Armstrong. The guide lines were to show the light and shadows on white objects and one dark object. The still life was set out: two white shells, one white … Continue reading We have the choice.
Day 22 (June 2013) Before we left our first destination at Lake Malawi we witnessed an intriguing task performed just outside the building next to our car. A worker stuck two wires into an outside electric outlet and to fasten them in place he used a pencil in each hole. He then proceeded to walk … Continue reading The tale of two markets.
I wonder if you feel like this, from time to time, or is it just me? I have so many creative ideas exploding like popcorn in my head. I come up with them all at once and then can’t implement them all. I land up feeling frustrated. This is akin to creative constipation; creative ideas … Continue reading Creative Constipation.
Day 21 of June 2013 We took off early; first we explored the capital, Lilongwe, for supplies and then back on the road. We had heard stories about Lake Malawi from our contacts who had visited in their youth and we had filled our imagination with many expectations. The roads were a pleasure to drive … Continue reading Lake Malawi: our first day.
Home fire burning, By Morag Noffke.African camp fire, by Morag Noffke I like winter: the rain, wind and thunderstorms; long dark evenings of the soul and icy cold morning starts... it's the incubation of my mind. Time for dreaming, time to hunker down* in front of the fire, with trusting companions, my dogs and I … Continue reading Winter Wonderings.
Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong, 1969Morag's drawing 1969This was the house we lived in, in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Clown by WC Armstrong, 1968Clown by Morag Armstrong 1968 As it is Father’s day I would like to wish all the fathers a very happy day. I hope you feel cherished. I was also thinking about my father. … Continue reading Fathers make an impact
M. Noffke.Mushrooms in my garden, Morag Noffke. Here is my little colony of mushrooms; a surprise find in my garden. They are like my thoughts and ideas mushrooming and popping up in my head. I like walking in forests because I find interesting things to draw. Forest photography and forest bathing are some of my … Continue reading My mushrooms
Next leg of our journey will be Malawi but before we continue, here are some of the photos of the highlights of our trip through Southern Zambia. The big tree where we slept in the garden of Prince Sibeso, Mwani.Zambezi River.Camping at Cubu Cabins.Victoria FallsVictoria Falls. Moorings Camping site, Monze, Zambia. Photo by Morag NoffkeTravelling … Continue reading Our highlights in Zambia
Flags by W.C. Armstrong and Morag Armstrong (Noffke) 1968 The days before pre-writing. I remember wanting to write before I had learned how. This didn't stop me; that's the black squiggles you can see. "Can you read what I wrote?" I would ask my dad and of course he would make up some deliciously wild … Continue reading To stay stuck or launch.
Last year October 2019, Derek was invited to go to South Korea by a client, all expenses paid. The best bit was getting time off for exploring. I am going to tell you about these highlights. Three issues.Although South Korean's second language is English they mostly learn the written form and so when he wanted … Continue reading Trip to South Korea