Author Archives: Tokeloshe.

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.

Fall at Limestone.


“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”- Emily Brontë

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James River Crossing.


“Life Is Best When You’re Camping”

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Quotes.


”The reason I love quotes so much is because other people say the words I think better than I ever could”-Unknown

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Art.


“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” –  Edgar Degas.

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Limestone Road.


According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the phrase “the boondocks” is derived from the Tagalog word bundok, which means mountain. (Tagalog is one of the two official languages of the Philippines; the other is English.)

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A Lady’s Journal.


“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.” —Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 The pages are 5 1/4 ” x 7″

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Summer Solstice.


We spent a few days boondocking with friends during the Summer Solstice, at one of our favorite places near the  James River, in the Bearberry Valley, near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.

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Smokeless Camping.


Erik loves camping. For our first camp of the season, we camped at one of our favorite spots, which we call Fallen Tree.

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Time Traveler.


“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein.

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Where I create.


I did another make over of my craft space, it’s nice and tidy again, ready to be messed up again…and…I found some misplaced supplies 😉

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The Watcher.


“The illusion is time itself.”― Anthony T. Hincks

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50’s Self Portrait.


“Named after their resemblance to the shape of a cat’s eye, cat eye glasses are probably the most popular style of vintage eyeglasses. Though cat eye glasses were around since the 1950’s, they reached their peak popularity when Audrey Hepburn … Continue reading

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Tok’s Self Portrait.


“An art journal is a visual diary; it combines elements of writing, drawing, painting, collage, and even printmaking to express yourself. This includes your everyday life, as well as your bigger hopes, dreams, and fears. A single page will often … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Girl.


“Mixed media art refers to a visual art form that combines a variety of media in a single artwork. For example, if you draw with ink, then paint over it with watercolors, then add some highlights in colored pencil – … Continue reading

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La vie en Rose.


“”La Vie en rose” (pronounced [la vi ɑ̃ ʁoz]; French for ‘”Life in pink”‘) is the signature song of popular French singer Édith Piaf, written in 1945,[2] popularized in 1946, and released as a single in 1947.”- Wikipedia

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