On Wednesday morning the 20th of October, members of the SASA plein air group gathered to paint in the beautiful natural gardens of SOIL FOR LIFE, in Constantia.
We set ourselves up under some shady trees, peacefully sketching and writing, trying to capture the tranquility of our surroundings on canvas and on paper. Some painted in watercolours and others in oil, while some simply sat quietly enjoying the ambience.
The gentle pace of the workers made us aware of how rushed our lives can be, in such a hurry to get things done that we don’t appreciate what is around us. We were able to buy freshly picked veggies to take home for supper and some seedlings, from which to grow our own.
We were all so reluctant to leave this place that had so much to offer, we decided to return another time to continue what we’d started. Thank you Sonja Frenz, for organising the day out and for your words. If anyone else would like to join the plein air outings, please email Sonja – firstname.lastname@example.org – and she’ll add you to the whatsapp group.