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.

Guys and Gals.

This is a photo of Andries Petrus and he’s brother, my Grandfather Jan H. N. Smit with Girlfriends. The photo was taken before 1931 when my grandpa got married. Possibly in the Cape Province of South Africa. The photo was … Continue reading

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Wild Camping.  These are some of the places where we have gone wild camping in Alberta, Canada. There is more information and photos on my Blog. Boondocks. Read and see more photos about the Feral Horses in Alberta. The hammocks … Continue reading

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Butterfly Wishes.

“There’s an ancient butterfly legend that reads, ‘If anyone desires a wish to come true, they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it,”  “Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the … Continue reading

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Steampunk Tags.

“A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.” – Charlie Chaplin.

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Mixed Media Tags.

I love making tags, to try out new techniques and supplies. (Christmas prezzies, from mom to mom.) The tags are about 6 1/2″ x 3″

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I used a photo of my grandfather Jan Smit seated and an unknown gentleman. The photo was taken Circa 1930 possibly in Clanwilliam, Cape Provence, South Africa.

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C.P.M. Truter.

This is a photo of my Great Grandmother taken circa 1880. It was restored and colorized by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures, a Facebook group. I have used this photo before restoration, you can see the post here.

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Do over.

Photos Restored by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures. (Facebook group) Click above to view on my YouTube Channel. I recently discovered the Facebook group Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures. So I have been re-scanning and photographing many of … Continue reading

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I ❤️ Hats.

“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.” Philip Treacy

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Steampunk Hat.

“The game is afoot.” – Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

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