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Yvette Hess -My contemporary art journey at the AVA gallery in Cape Town 2018

Yvette Hess -My contemporary art journey at the AVA gallery in Cape Town 2018

I want to tell you a bit of my journey this past week (which focuses on me exploring contemporary art in South Africa). But, let me provide you with a short, uncomplicated definition of what “contemporary art” is according to Wiki: Contemporary art is the art of today, […]

What it feels like to be alcohol free – Sober for 227 days

What it feels like to be alcohol free – Sober for 227 days

When “they” ask “what it feels like to be alcohol free” When people ask  “what it feels like to be alcohol free”. I can immediately answer and say, “You already know. The last word you said says it all.” FREE. I am free of the […]

Find out who is my survey competition winner here!

Find out who is my survey competition winner here!

It’s time to announce the survey competition winner! OH YES! The backstory behind the survey Surveys are designed to assist the creator to collect some important information. It’s more than about giving away awesome prizes, even though that is fun too! I wanted to know […]

Featuring Scott Eric WIlliams – Local Creatives in South Africa

Featuring Scott Eric WIlliams – Local Creatives in South Africa

Local creatives in South Africa – Introducing Scott Eric Williams One of the local creatives in South Africa I admire and look up to and who I have been promising to feature is Mr. Scott Eric Williams! He can be found on my Creative Colleagues […]

A round-up of my latest commissioned oil paintings – Yvette Hess Art

A round-up of my latest commissioned oil paintings – Yvette Hess Art

When you take on a commission, you’re initially filled with a sense of buzzing energy. When I do commissioned oil paintings, I like to get excited by the client’s story and of course, I think I’m invincible and tell myself things like: “You got this!” “Come […]

Treating scalp psoriasis with a detox- What is a detox treatment?

Treating scalp psoriasis with a detox- What is a detox treatment?

“What is a detox treatment?” is something I’m asked often when I tell people that I’m on a medical detox to treat my scalp psoriasis. Sometimes I can sense they’re rolling their eyes on the inside, because “another detox, Yvette?!” Yes, another detox people! But this […]

Can art help with Depression? – my interpretation of surviving suicide

Can art help with Depression? – my interpretation of surviving suicide

“Can art help with Depression?” was one of the first questions I asked myself when I was admitted for my very first hospitalization for a depressive episode a few years ago.  I couldn’t understand how painting or gluing things together would help me express, let […]

A guide to survive the festive season without alcohol- for the newbie alcoholic

A guide to survive the festive season without alcohol- for the newbie alcoholic

This is my tried and tested guide to survive the festive season without alcohol. This is especially useful if you are a newbie alcoholic. You know that phase on your journey when people if you question if you really have a problem, and uhm, then […]

3 months free from alcohol ROCKS – An Update

3 months free from alcohol ROCKS – An Update

I’ve been 3 months free from alcohol. That’s right, 101 days! I find it hard to believe that I managed to last 3 months without alcohol. I say this because I know how deep in the doo-doo I was. I drank daily. But I hear […]

I’m NOT a soccer mom

I’m NOT a soccer mom

This is a touchy subject for moms in general. I believe there’s space in this world for EVERY type of mother. Moms teach us, protect us and even smother us. More often than not, everything they do is out of love! So, in light of […]


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