The Crafty Crow is having a virtual world tour this month, you have to stop by and look at it!!! With a goal to writing a post on a local craft we went on a quest, photographing street art wherever we visited this past week. Now street art here is bright, colorful and mostly recycled. It is made from very easy to find materials, how often I have thought – I wish I had thought of that!!! So here you go a photographic tour of street crafts:
Our street art really goes beyond postcards and t-shirts!!!
There are vendors on almost every corner and this is where you learn the masterful art of bartering. Heckling to take their photographs and more important paying in cans of Coke (mid-summer currency) to take photographs of their merchandise. Mostly wire and beads. There is metal and creatures made out of soda cans, there is a reason for their currency!!!
And you have to love the beaded bowls:
We couldn’t find all the crafts we were looking for, they are seasonal and trendy, a craft you loved last week might well be so last week and so not on this weeks street corner. So we headed for a store that sells street crafts in Noordhoek Farm village… and has so much variety that you could probably spend a year there and still find new products to oooh and aaah over…
This man was fabulously friendly – offered the opportunity to photograph his products and entertained the kids while I photographed away. Not to mention letting eight kids loose with his merchandise and then being kind enough to let us test drive.
And this is what my kids loved on the day – pull the string and the arms and legs fly!!!
We had to take these two home with us:
That’s it… Hope you enjoyed our whirlwind tour!!!