New Beginnings from the Rolling Green Hills of South Africa.

in GEMS2 days ago

Hello Hiveans , this is Cheryl Wink from the Green Hills of Durban, KwaZulu Natal,South Africa.

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Acrylic painting of lady by the dam.

My husband Peter, artist and sculptor and I, moved to the once peaceful small village called Waterfall, which over the years developed into quite a busy little town.

Our three daughters, all talented in their own way, have left the nest to their own nestlings, leaving us with empty nest syndrome.We now have three Labradors who keep us very busy indeed,
Between the grandchildren animals and art, life can become quite hectic in our household at times,but I would never want to change it at all.

Peter is a full time artist and sculptor, I, on the other hand do a bit of acrylic painting, I like cooking, gardening, homesteading, natural healing, eco living and writing as well as many others, too many to mention.

I did teach pottery for awhile a few years ago,after that, did nothing for a long time until, my dear friend @lizelle nagged me to get back into blogging,this is my first time on Hive. I used to be on the old platform Steemit for awhile, but my art distracted me as I was busy with classes and other life issues and never really got into blogging.

Would like to share some of my paintings

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Koi Sand people of the Sahara Desert in Africa.

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Acrylic painting of Fishing boat and fisherman in Cape West Coast South Africa

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Acrylic painting of boat on River.

I am grateful to @lizelle for introducing me to Hive . I am super excited to learn about the different communities which I will explore in the days to come.

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Thank you Hive for giving me the opportunity to share
a bit of my life with other Hiveans

Original Content by @artywink
Thank you for stopping by


Welcome dear Cheryl and thank you @lizelle for onboarding.
to the Hive blockchain and platform, Yes its happening you are a hiver or Bee as we are calling ourselves now. This is the moment to warm welcome you as a new user. And you receive this message because you used the #introduceyourself tag!

I was welcomed with good advice too when I started so here I am returning the favour. I know that Hive may seem very overwhelming right now but don't worry. After a few blog you will be a great blogger and contributor.
If you have any questions just ask your questions on any of my blog posts and I'll be more than happy to assist you with whatever questions you may have! I may know the answer. If not I will know someone who does.

Very important I recommend you to never give up any off your passwords they are yours.
To blog i use Peakd, to control your account use Ecency, also an App I use is great, it gives you insight on what is happening in your account.

Maybe great to join the terminal in Discord and visit @heyhaveyamet to See more newcomers onboard.

Good Luck, Have fun and I wish you loads of success on here! :)

GREETZ from Holland
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Good luck to you as the new arrival, may hive become your new life !

You guys are awesome with guiding newcomers, thank you @brittandjosie:)

Tnank you so much @brittandjosie for the warm welcome and advise, I truly appreciate it and will take heed.there is so much that I still have to learn.

Good luck to you @artywink from another south coaster here on the bottom end near Port Edward. Enjoy the journey.

Hey @artywink, soooo glad you finally took the leap, it's great to see you here on Hive! Can't wait to see all your & Pete's artwork here, welcome my friend:)

thank you so much @lizelle , I am really feeling good about it, thank you for all the encouragement my friend. I feel alive again.

I delegated some HP to you to help you keep going on the blockchain, vote, write, comment, etc.

thank you so much @noloafing that was so awesome of you,much appreciated, i just know i am going to enjoy this platform.

That's really so generous of you @noloafing, this is what the Hive community spirit should be all about!

Greetings from the Garden Route, I see you have been here since Jan 2018 but seldom used this account. I also make amateur art via paper collage images. Happy to be in touch with a fellow SAffer on Hive.

thank you @julianhorack , I was on steemit for awhile then my dear friend @lizelle nagged me to come over to Hive, still a bit wobly, but sure I will get the swing of things, love the garden route, one of my favourite parts of SA.

Exelente pintura muy bien desarollada, gracias por compartir.

Thank you so much , much appreciate your comments.

Welcome to the Hive community @artywink!
We sincerely hope you find everything you are looking for and have found a new home here.

Seven suggestions to consider:

  1. Guard your passwords carefully, and only publish with the posting key,
  2. Use your active key only for wallet transactions, keychain and Peaklock,
  3. The owner password is only used to reset compromised passwords,
  4. DO NOT lose your passwords; copy and store offline,
  5. Do not publish other people's work, be it photos or written, without credit, and be sure to source all of your work, even if it is your own.
  6. An introduceyourself tag is used only once , and
  7. Do Not open any links in memos or comments that you do not know who they belong to. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is, so the old saying goes. There is nothing free here.

I found you because @brittandjosie and @jamerussell from @heyhaveyamet presented and promoted your publication to get more exposure and help you grow faster.

If you find yourself overwhelmed and need some guidance, or if you have any questions, there are informed Hivians available who can help you; you can click to go to The Terminal in Discord here:

Have fun and happy Hiving!

Thank you so much for the warm welcome and advise , much appreciated.

Enjoyed seeing your work.

I saw your second post before this first one and said I bet living with an artist was never boring and now see you are an artist too !

I look forward to see more of your posts.

Thank you @jacey.boldart for your kind comment, much appreciated.

Thank you for sharing this amazing post on HIVE!
  • Your content got selected by our fellow curator @hafizullah & you just received a little thank you via an upvote from our non-profit curation initiative!

  • You will be featured in one of our recurring curation compilations and on our pinterest boards! Both are aiming to offer you a stage to widen your audience within and outside of the DIY scene of hive.

Join the official DIYHub community on HIVE and show us more of your amazing work and feel free to connect with us and other DIYers via our discord server: !

If you want to support our goal to motivate other DIY/art/music/homesteading/... creators just delegate to us and earn 100% of your curation rewards!

Stay creative & hive on!

Thank you so much very humbled by your comments, I will most deffinitely take heed of your advise.