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    Women and suicide – Kate Spade leaves us and I am not surprised

    Mental health is not a new topic for me I started blogging in 2011 with Yve’s Corner. I only started writing about mental health, specifically women and suicide, with my own experiences as the focus in 2012. In that same year, I started Our Lived Experiences, a South African blog that documented the experiences of others with my dear friend Ulla. She committed suicide in 2016. In my last post, I touched on the intrusive thoughts that have been plaguing me. And we know that intrusive thoughts are normal and very common. But it doesn’t feel that way when you are experiencing them. In fact, I know I feel guilty and I feel…

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    Review of Yvette Hess AVA Western Cape ArtReach Solo Exhibition – Yvette Hess

    For me, as an emerging female visual artist, there’s so much more to just creating art. The process of creation itself is multifaceted and the complexity of being everything to everyone adds to it. If we include living with mental health issues and all that comes with that, it becomes much to deal with. But it also becomes richer and the journey much more fulfilling. Hosted by the AVA gallery as a female visual artist When I wrote about my experience at the AVA gallery in April this year, never had I imagined that I’d learn and be pushed so much in such a short time. And at the same time,…

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    Featuring Jo Petzer from Cosmic Creations – Local Creatives in South Africa

    Graphic design in South Africa When I think “graphic design”, I used to think “Photoshop”, “ag, come on, this is easy” and “Can’t I just do it myself?”. Now, graphic design in South Africa holds new meaning and understanding. This, especially since I move heavily in creative spaces.  With the influx of small businesses on the rise, business owners need to be fully aware of everything that has the potential to differentiate them and understanding graphic design is just one of them. Local Creatives I love Following my last feature post with the brilliant visual artist, arts writer and curator, Scott Eric Williams (who now is an assistant curator at…

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    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 on, of course, you can do that. Pshhhhhh.” The ego is in charge. What they don’t tell you about commissioned work It can be scary as hell when it’s time to show the client! Why? Because you had to create what the client expected or obviously exceed those expectations. And some clients don’t always explain themselves well, so just like a project team needs to…

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    What is Yvette up to?

    Hello! Yes I’ve been busy. I know someone is out there rolling their eyes thinking, “Aren’t we all?” I guess so. I think the difference comes in how we react to what life throws at us and our capability (at any given moment) of dealing with it. I have Bipolar Disorder and I’m an extremely sensitive person. Does this affect my business? Yes. And No. I’m often driven by the surge of energy that comes from within to create! I also need to take time off to recuperate from activities of high stress or too much activity. How does this affect my business? I delay the admin side as much as possible…

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    Works for Sale

    Hello hello! Welcome to my new site! I decided to just do a short post and create a gallery for you check out my more recent work that’s for sale. They are mostly for the Darling Wildflower festival happening the 16th-18th September in South Africa. I am however willing to put them on sale now in case you really, really want them!  

Please free to enquire about any works of art or products in my shop! Dismiss