Getting into Head with Aleta


October 2022


October 1st, 2022|

 ‘Lock down Labyrinth 2020’ is rather modest in size, although that which prompted me and acted as the catalyst for its existence, was paradoxically the monumental and global, yet highly personal and traumatic ongoing event

September 2022

Secrets of Paris: Yeti the iceman

September 25th, 2022|

Secrets of Paris Yeti the iceman Extracted from one of my Parisian Diaries 18/1/08 I walk around the chilly alleys of Paris. Runny eyes blur my vision and a r(f)unny nose, my dignity!  A heavily

July 2022


July 5th, 2022|

 I can hardly believe I wrote this 10 years ago: 24/12/2012 It's high time I start to seriously practice what I preach. HUMANS=CHEMICALS Humans equal chemicals. There are pollutants, toxins, cleansers, refreshers, detergents, activators, abrasives,

March 2022


March 7th, 2022|

I wrote this piece on the 12th September 2013 and it's clear that I was still thinking intensely about the remembrance and anniversary of '9/11' the previous day. 'DENIAL'  (knowing so much yet understanding so

February 2022

July 2021

September 2020


September 30th, 2020|

BRAND OF LOVE - AROMA - TRICKERY  I've often wondered about love, and what exactly the ingredients are, that attract or repel people from each other.One often encounters couples or friends, who enjoy each other's

August 2020

Interview in Afrikaans on Radio RSG (SA)

August 6th, 2020|

Ek het Dinsdagaand 4 Aug 2020, met Christelle, van Radio RSG (SA) gesels en 'n paar dinge wat gewoonlik verborge is, vertel. Daar is persoonlike verhale van agter die skerms, asook moontlike insae in van

April 2020


April 20th, 2020|

'COMMON SENSE (Leaning by example)' 'As a child, my father (a visionary as well as an astute businessman) always pointed out the difference between that which was theoretical and that which actually worked in practice.

November 2019


November 5th, 2019|

'I did not sleep much last night. I was hyper alert and found it fascinating to listen to and distinguish between the infinitesimal sounds on our roof and the gutter.  I heard little thuds on

October 2019

MORE OR LESS (Too much of a good thing)

October 1st, 2019|

The ultimate paradox - Increased abundance equals accelerated loss. The more things you have, the less time and opportunity you have to interact with it. Choosing the best from an abundance of ideas, immobilizes and

September 2019


September 3rd, 2019|

Aleta Michaletos 1970 Although creatives may hold no creative tool in hand and there's no trace of fresh paint on a dusty palette, they are able to fill sketchbooks with intricate drawings, complete large canvasses and

July 2019


July 19th, 2019|

She may have been youthful once but nothing beats a lifetime's development, transformation and experience. Our rather adult Camellia dropped one of her voluptuous blooms a while ago and under close scrutiny, the sensuality of


July 11th, 2019|

  Aleta Michaletos 'At Odds-Imperfect Perfection' 2005 (355x455) oil on board.'Weeds are tenacious and whether they multiply quickly or slowly, it is always surely. They are powerful and deliberate in their quest to strangle, overpower and survive.


July 10th, 2019|

I'm starting to think that the more my vision deteriorates, the more my actual 'painting' improves. Precision is no longer possible and consequently the freer result and unexpectedness of my mark-making, pleases me

June 2019


June 13th, 2019|

'I think the best thing to do when you feel like you've 'painted yourself into a corner', is to stop! You may think that by squeezing out fresh paint onto the clean spots of your

June 6th, 2019|

I think we all suffer from procrastination to some degree. However I really identify with and am inspired by the way Srinivas Rao not only clarifies the problem but creates a vivid image that sets

May 2019


May 21st, 2019|

'Sometimes you happen to witness an unexpected little miracle, when the light falls 'just so' and awakens a thing of beauty that would have remained undiscovered if you had not been in the right place,


May 18th, 2019|

We were never meant to reach a point where labor and all our toiling ends. The ultimate destination one would think, would be when you are at last in the fortunate position, or blessed with

March 2019


March 12th, 2019|

The accumulated clutter on your cellphone and your computer is invisible to the eye.You only 'see' the problem the moment your functionality is abruptly and negatively affected and you are instantly forced to take action.

February 2019


February 21st, 2019|

No one may even suspect, but sometimes you sense that you have started to falter and you have to gather all your strength to fight really hard, just not to lose the battle.

July 2018


July 4th, 2018|

Sometimes I get the distinct feeling, that all the ideas I spawn (but never find the time to realize or complete), are not lost to oblivion.To accomplish the painstaking materialization of any idea, one needs

June 2018


June 13th, 2018|

I rest my case.... Over the years, I have developed an uncanny sense of, as well as a severe allergy to people who neither understand the concept of 'margin' nor the concept of 'timing'. These 2 precautionary

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