APPLES FROM THE SOUL
Apples from the Soul is a collection of poems and pictures by 84-year-old Eastern Cape artist Wendy Barker, a grandmother who lives alone in a beautiful old cottage in Bushman's River Mouth, near Port Alfred.
Wendy discovered her talent for poetry when the presenter at a life-skills seminar she attended some years ago placed a basket of apples on the table and said: “Write a poem about these.”
As Wendy says: “The Floodgates opened!”
Wendy says she discovered that she had a lifetime of thoughts and observations that she would like to share, so she has brought some of these thoughts to life in the form of poems about the past, present, family and life in this her first little book of poems. However, her talents do not end there - being an artist, she has whimsically and lovingly illustrated each poem in soft watercolours and crayon, in a beautifully naive style which matches her poetry perfectly.
Wendy has produced a collection of short poems which range from the deep and dark to bright and sunny pieces about life, children, animals and people - there is even a tribute “To Oprah”!
!Her first love and huge talent is and always has been, art and painting.
A lovely little gift book for someone near and dear!
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