Getting creative during lockdown

The model 17th century naval cannon made by Julian.

After asking our readers to show off their lockdown creations in our last edition, we were pleased to have received many beautiful photographs of art works.

From fork bracelets, to model canons, many are clearly getting their creative juices flowing at home and we love to see

Julian Seymour from Constantia created a model 17th century naval cannon, which he made during May of lockdown.

Julian made the lathe first which enabled him to turn the cannon.

Madison Walters, who is a Grade 7 pupil at Springfield Convent in Wynberg, received a brief from school in May to create a portrait wearing a Covid-19 mask.

The project was created to give the pupils the opportunity to think honestly about their emotions during the lockdown period.

Madison’s portrait speaks of her emotions relating to Covid-19 and on the back of the #BlackLivesMatter protests in the USA and locally calling for a more equitable and just

Les Demetriou from Tokai has been making fork bracelets and cake fork rings during lockdown. She says it has been great fun and each one is different.

In his first attempt at painting since his teens, Mike Tamlin, who is now in his 70s, did a fun painting of boats sailing over several days ending on May 26.

Debbie Marshbank, who has not painted for many years, thought she would try again while in lock-
down. She painted a beautiful pink flower.

To have your creations included in the next Bulletin, simply send us good quality photographs of your art, be it paintings, drawings or sculptures, along with a short description and the date on which it was created.

Please also share which area you are from.

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We’ll choose the best ones to be published on our website.

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