Pop in at “A Peace of Art” on Main Road, Walmer.

Pop in at “A Peace of Art” on Main Road, Walmer.

“A Peace of Art” operating from No. 85 Main Road, Walmer, has been busily on the go since 2005. They are stockists of a myriad crafty goodies for mosaicing, scrapbooking, beading, wiring, decoupage and pewter work etc. They use these crafts and arts as tools to assist people in realizing their endless potential, simultaneously incorporating the teaching of life skills. We popped in to have a cup of coffee and a cake at their wee coffee shop in the garden and we were delightfully surprised. A peaceful ambience filters throughout the well-maintained store with a buzz of creativity oozing from the craft workshop areas. We took a peep inside the Quilt Shop which is also on the premises and we were impressed by the variety of colours and designs available.

In their own words:

“We challenge people to look beyond the logic of the left brain to a deeper understanding of authentic creativity, thus no space is left for rigid steps to be followed. We specialize in personal and professional leadership working individually with every person. This makes the classes fun and relaxing where one can escape the day-to-day worries and find peace and tranquility. From kiddies programs to understanding of the deeper self through making a to-take-home craft/art work, these programmes are presented every day of the week as well as on Saturday mornings. We love people, so come and experience a “peace” of our (he)arts. Bring your troubles, let us mix them with paint and make good use of it, sending you home with a new outlook on the routine and stress of everyday life.”

To make your booking for a creative workshop or a birthday party, contact:-

A Peace of Art
Arts and Crafts Supply Shop
85 Main Road   ( hardly 1km from us at Dempsey’s Guest House)
Walmer
Port Elizabeth

Cell:       082 770 9994 & 072 304 0797

E-mail:     info@apeaceofart.co.za
web:         http://www.apeaceofart.co.za

Hours of business:
Mon to Fri 9am-5pm  and  Sat 9am-1pm

https://www.facebook.com/apeaceofartcreativeworkshops/?fref=ts

 

 

welcoming entrance to "s peace of art"

Welcoming entrance to “A Peace of Art”

coffee shop at "A peace of art"

Coffee shop at “A Peace of Art”

well stocked quilt shop, love the colour!

Well stocked Quilt Shop, love the colour!

quilt shop at "a peace of art"

Quilt Shop at “A Peace of Art”

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Smell, taste, enjoy

Smell, taste, enjoy

Examples of amazing crafts that can be made at "a peace of art"

Examples of amazing crafts that can be made at “A Peace of Art”

beading session in full flow

Beading session in full flow

creative space

Creative space

tranquil garden

Tranquil garden

Moving slowly through Sedgefield, S.A.

Moving slowly through Sedgefield, S.A.

We recently spent a few days slowly exploring Sedgefield and loved it! We need to share its quiet beauty and amazing ‘slow town pledge’.

The town of Sedgefield in the Garden Route of the Southern Cape, South Africa has been accredited as the first Cittaslow Slow Town in Africa and the headquarters of the slow town movement for the continent. Cittaslow (which literally means ‘slow city’) originated in Italy in 1999 and represents nearly 100 towns across the world. Abiding by a list of values aimed at improving quality of life, registered Cittaslow towns celebrate diversity of cultures and promote the specialties of their own people and surroundings.
Situated 25km from Knysna and 40km from George, Sedgefield was founded in 1929 and is known as a relaxed village with a temperate climate and strong outdoors tourism industry. It boasts unspoilt beaches, the Swartvlei River estuary, several smaller lakes, nature reserves, indigenous forests, plantations and a wide array of outdoor activities including paragliding, birdwatching, mountainbiking, fishing, sailing, surfing, kite surfing, rowing and more. The town is home to talented artists, crafters and artisans while the multi award-winning “Wild Oats Community Farmers Market” and “Scarab Craft Market” have established the town as a favourite weekend destination.

The Sedgefield Slow Town Pledge:-

A quality of life for all
Living a healthy lifestyle
Looking after our elderly
Preserving traditional food
Caring for our environment
Community decision making
Having community networks
Promoting unique town events
Encouraging our young people
Working for a sustainable future
Preserving the heritage of our town
Taking time for leisure and pleasure
Controlled growth and urban planning
Encouraging awareness and education
Our community and council working together
Creating a people friendly urban environment
Promoting local markets and unique products
Supporting our local products and businesses

More information is available from:-

André Gauché     at +27 (0)44 343 2108      or       +27 (0)82 440 0200

E-mail: aoa@mweb.co.za

The above information taken directly from: www.slowtown.co.za

slow, the sedgefield slow town tortoise

Slow, the Sedgefield Slow Town Tortoise

 

end of the day tranquility

End of the day tranquility

dusk over gericke's point

Dusk over Gericke’s Point

river deep mountain high

River deep mountain high

one of the many fascinating mosaic art works found in sedgefield

One of the many fascinating mosaic art works found in Sedgefield

views to soak in at sedgefield, garden route, south africa

Views to soak in at Sedgefield, Garden Route, South Africa

the blues of winter towards gericke's point, sedgefield

The blues of winter towards Gericke’s Point, Sedgefield

we spotted whales here

We spotted whales here

mesmerizing views of flawless nature

Mesmerizing views of flawless nature

dreaming spot at sedgefield

Dreaming spot at Sedgefield

Mosaic bench view

Mosaic bench view