It's a dialogue between me and the canvas.
“I’m giving birth to that painting. I have this white canvas in front of me that’s scary, and I have to dig into myself to find out what it is that I’m going to express and why. And that’s what I start to do - it doesn’t always turn out like that, the canvas tells me to go a different route.”
Running a Village.
“Everything you see in here we made with our own hands. From the walls that were built, to the floor, the plumbing and electricity, we did everything ourselves.”
Golden thread through Friemersheim.
“Now, I always ask, why did the Lord - now that I’m older, because I’m already turning 63 - why did He make the work come in now? But I guess He had a time for everything. I had to have quieter times, and I had to learn a lot to get to where I am. But age is only a number.”
Making chocolate in a small town.
“I always dreamt about living near the ocean. I never thought I’d have an opportunity to leave Tzaneen. So when I got this opportunity it was like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I made that choice.’ For me, it’s a door that opened and I’m very grateful for it. For me, it was a change that I wouldn’t have made if it wasn’t for the chocolates.”
Petite with a punch.
“My black belt grading was insane. At the end of the black belt, we had to do 100 pushups without stopping. And you know, you're already tired, and then you had to fight two people at once. And I had these two goliaths, and I was a little girl, but afterwards, it was worth it. I got a trophy, three times in a row."