Watercolour Workshop Port Elizabeth 6 June, 2012

Lovely Landscapes

East Cape Watercolour Association will be hosting a workshop in Port Elizabeth ARTEC – EPSAC on the 6th June 2012.

Visit their site at EpsacCommuntyArtCentre@southafricanartists.com

This is going to be a full day of wonderful watercolour adventures designed to allow for the unique flow of creativity from novices to the more experienced artists.

The cost per person is R130 and participants to please bring their own lunch and snacks to keep their energy levels up.  Chocolate is always a good idea.  Hmmmm! and drinking water.

The workshop will begin at 9:30’ish and will be a mix of demonstration time – learning some fun techniques – and work time.  Please bring your art supplies and view the recommendations for colours to please bring along as this will help us with the first exercise.

What are we doing together?

Lovely Landscapes

If you have a scene that is calling you to paint, please bring a picture and we will work on it in the later part of the day.

Here are some photos from our farm beyond Rustenberg which our family owned some years back.  This beautiful place is my Nature Home.

The Joy of Art Sings in my Soul

What to bring?

  • Watercolour art materials – Look at the suggested basic materials here http://joytruscott.co.za/category/supplies/
  • Several sheets of watercolour paper from A4 to A3 size
  • An old towel
  • Sprayer for water
  • Paper Towel
  • An apron or old shirt – we are going to be messy
  • Plastic wrap
Exploring some colour combinations

If you would like to play with these colours and learn an effect that can be created with them then please bring the basics which are:

Aureolin yellow

Raw Sienna or Gamboge

Purple Lake

Ultramarine Violet

Sap Green 

This is the effect one can achieve with these colours

Single Rose – still to be completed

evolve and Ethembeni Workshop





Working with this incredible staff was simply unlifting.

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Port Elizabeth – now it is your time – Experiencing Life Creatively Workshop

Thank you to the participants of this workshop and Jean and Charles Wildervanck for hosting the event at their Integrated Health Centre – 104 Walmer Street, Port Elizabeth.

Intergrative Health Centre Port Elizabeth
Intergrative Health Centre Port Elizabeth


This is the place to go if

Medical drugs, which do not heal…, which can be dangerous…?
not being heard…, being treated like a statistic…?

I was also fascinated to learn about the M-Water and Core Water which is also known as primordial water / perfect Living Water, which is a source of electrons (i.e. energy!) and has profound effects on oxygenation, acid-alkaline balancing, detoxification and the balancing of positive–negative charges of cell membranes.

Charles can tell one in detail about the quantum science behind this refreshing and re-hydrating water. To read more click on the link below


Also contact the centre if you are in the PE area and wish to learn more about health and wellness.  Inspiring talks offered regularly.  Now where have you seen this kind of intelligent and enlightened approach to wellness ?

Core Water
Core Water
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Leo, Antony and Tanya

PE Exp Life Wkshp March 2012 (2) PE Exp Life Wkshp March 2012 (3)

As we move through this life we experience so very much and it is our uniqueness, ingenuity and creativeness that allows us to interpret the meaning of our Life Journey.  This ability is the gift we give ourselves – to make sense of this amazing Life.

Blessings to Jill van Brecht, Antony Aspeling, Marleen Reid, Mark Mans, Tanya Hemmings, Leocadia Meiring, Colleen and Jean Wildervanck

Anthony has kindly shared his favourite book and movie list with us.

Just a few Movies:

Tiger and the Snow – also Roberto Benini (from Life is Beautiful) (sub)

Shawshank redemption

Le Placard (The Closet) (sub)

As it is in Heaven  (sub)

The Big Blue

Jean de Florette (sub)

Manon of the Spring (sub)

As it is in Heaven

Amelie – arty offbeat movie. Brilliant

Bagdad Cafe 

Cinema Paradiso 

Eat Drink Man Woman 

Mao’s last dancer

Little chinese seamstress

Monsoon wedding – Bollywood – very little singing dancing, human drama

Koi.. Mil Gaya – science fiction Bollywood style – shot in Canada, long movie and is rip off of ET, Dancing in the Rain and Rain man combined

Water – Bollywood – drama about widows in Hindu culture.

YouTube Gabriella’s song



 ‘Mister God this is Anna” and “Anna and the Black Night”. by Fynn

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

Fooled by Randomness/The Black Swann by Nassim Talib

The Trachtenberg System (Maths)

The Seth books  – there are a lot of them

Molecules of Emotion

Like water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel 


Inspirational photography by Fran van Rooyen
Inspirational photography by Fran van Rooyen

This two day workshop is coming to Port Elizabeth, Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th2012.  If you are ready to untangle your life and make sense of the journey, de-stress and re-align with your life purpose, then you are invited to be one of the ten participants to Experience Life Creatively. 


 For those who desire to make an authentic, empowering change in their lives, Joy is offering her tuition and guidance in this dynamic weekend that will give you the step you have been waiting for in your Life Journey. 

Experiencing Life Creatively is a program that was designed to help you find creative ways to live your life in a more meaningful and delightful way.

What others have said about the experience:

“Feeling Great.  So much happier! Handling things better at home”. 

“I gained a sense of perspective, renewed purpose to honour my hearts desire.  This workshop was a blessing”. 

“Through this workshop I have gained a deeper insight into myself and the life path I have travelled”.

The exercise with the child photo showed me that the child within is still there; eager to explore and quite happy being just as ‘she’ is – confident of other’s approval”.

“This workshop has given me insight, encouragement, love and support as well as new hope and energy”.

“I have accepted the fact that my purpose is not static and I am able to identify my behaviour patterns as a result of the exercises.  I am beginning to recognise negative thought patterns”.

“Thank you for the journey and for re-igniting my enthusiasm for life and all its potential”.

Revive Mind, Body and Soul as you work in alignment with your inner compass.  This weekend will empower you to begin making changes that will enable you to live a more relaxed, happy and authentic life, regardless of your life situation. 

Gain insight into your incredible Being Why not begin your gentle journey back to you. 

·         Begin to understand the rhythms and patterns that often block progress and limit our sense of inner peace

·         Learn to trust your inner guide – your Intuition

·         Find the Bliss that empowers us to be the best we can be in all life situations

Joy Truscott is skilled in guiding participants towards higher self awareness and release from the trauma and stress of everyday living.  Joy has a teaching background and lived in Colorado, USA for a few years where she gained her Masters Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counselling and studied Integrated Health Care, Healing Therapy, at Mercy Medical, Durango, Colorado.  Joy worked with Hospice and continues to study and work in the field of Energy Therapy, Energy Alignment and Trauma Release. Joy has presented this course to both American and South African participants, all who have testified to the value of this course in their lives.

This is a workshop that you will not want to miss.  The number of participants will be limited.

Each participant to bring a photograph of themselves at about two to five years of age, (this is a vital part of the program so please ensure you remember this as it begins our journey work). Also a few pens, pencils, hardcover book, clipboard for writing exercises and any other comforts and refreshments that will make you feel relaxed, “at home” and nurtured.

Workshop hours from 9:00 to about 5:00 each day. 

Integrative Health Centre, 104 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth – will be our weekend sanctuary space with our hosts Charles and Jean Wildervanck.

Any queries about the venue, please speak to Jean or Charles at 041 581 1206

Contact Joy at 079 180 7639 or email at joytruscott@gmail.com to book your space

Guideline of Work

The Journey of the Inner Childconnecting with the insight and authenticity of the inner child

·         a glimpse into our inner soul-self

·         sensing the rhythm and patterns  of our life

Clearing the Clutterseeing through the clutter we accumulate along the life journey

·         insight into our thinking mind and how we can be the master of our thoughts and intention

·         the opportunity to look at the emotional and physical burdens that hold us back.

Re-think, Re-pack gaining perspective about emotional energy and energetic drains

·         how to remain emotionally in control; to view from enlightened perspective

·         methods to use Left / Right brain functioning to stabilize emotions.

·         how to work with the mind to set positive thought processes in motion.

Setting Sail for your Destination steering through to alignment of soul’s purpose.  Mapping the life path to find perspective and meaning

·         the formula to find your heart’s desire and work towards it.

·         the ability to see our lives in a more creative way, even in the “menial”.

Honouring the Journey of Pain and Disappointment the greatest gift we can give ourselves is that of Release, but how do we do it?

·         guidance on how to use energy to release blockages so that the system can flow.

Sorting out the Ego Mind and the Whole Mind Perspective understanding Mind perspective

 ·     how to harness the thought processes that enable us to make the changes that will sustain us and bring greater harmony in our own lives and into the lives of those with whom we share this life path

·         Connecting our walk through this life to our authentic guiding light

 “A course that will change your life!”

Experiencing Life Creatively - Joy Truscott - SoulAwakeningSA

Colour Theory Workshop in Jeffreys Bay

Group of watercolourists from the Eastern Cape Water Colour Society spent a day at our Jeffreys Bay home discovering some fun colour concepts.  Marvelous shared lunch and beach walks in between cups of tea and scones, and happiness with our colours.