In my atelier

Here is where my art happens…at least most of the time. It is my little niche in the world, my refuge,  where I dream my dreams and where I try to paint them. Here I am surrounded by reality, as well as sentiment, tender reminders of my past and inspirations for the future. Here I hide from the world, but here I also take on the world.  My sketchwork is posted on Africantapestry. Welcome to my atelier.

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23 responses

  1. sandyzeb

    Well i am so envious. This space of yours is beautiful! I really enjoyed seeing it.


    18/10/2007 at 17:56

  2. Bec

    This looks sooooo wonderful! I liked your paintings of it from your other blog ….. but, I just had to come here to see the photos. hmmm…..Maybe I should get busy and paint my space….

    20/10/2007 at 02:33

  3. Ronell, I am so so sorry that we did not connect in Paris. Our return to Paris was shortend by a day (I goofed up the dates) so there just was not time to get together. I love your atelier, it is so beautiful and inviting. I would have enjoyed a day with you and Casey. Perhaps another time. Take care, Deborah

    20/10/2007 at 17:14

  4. Lisa at Greenbow

    Your atelier is an inspiring space. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    27/10/2007 at 04:20

  5. your studio looks beautiful. and you’ve take great pictures. now i will be able to picture you sitting at your desk and working or standing at the easel. thanks for sharing.

    28/10/2007 at 18:26

  6. I am so eenvious of your beautiful space, and of your talent. Keep painting

    27/11/2007 at 09:37

  7. Wow, wow and wow, what a beautiful space in which to create!

    Ek is skoon jaloers nou…

    28/11/2007 at 10:27

  8. Oh my gosh….this is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. You are living (and working) in my dream world.

    12/12/2007 at 21:52

  9. Ronell

    Die sketse is pragtig!! Jou ateljee is baie mooi.
    Ek voel soos Robert “skoon jaloers”.


    Martie Manley

    23/02/2008 at 17:54

  10. Wow! What a beautiful space you have created. I am daydreaming.

    22/05/2008 at 11:08

  11. ICE


    04/02/2009 at 12:50

  12. Oh I really wish I had an atelier like yours it’s great!!

    20/03/2009 at 18:45


    Thanks for sharing all of these… Your blog is very inspiring and sincere… Seeing these gave hope to me…

    03/10/2009 at 07:50

  14. What a wonderful creative space! I am so envious!

    11/01/2010 at 23:11

  15. Oh what a wonderful spot to dream your dreams and create your magic, it is so perfect, rustic and homey, I wish I could curl up on your sofa, share thoughts as you paint and we drink some tea! Hmmm, to dream.

    27/04/2010 at 05:46

  16. Hi Ronelle,
    I popped in to see your Atelier.
    At the moment I am looking for a studio workshop to paint in, so I needed some inspiration as to how storage etc should be.
    That looks perfect.
    Will see what I come up with. maybe the shop front I hope is still available will be my new place, and you can fly in for coffee.
    Hope you are feeling motivated again.

    28/06/2010 at 02:25

  17. Tannie Martie


    Ek geniet jou resepte en sommer jou hele blogg so baie


    Tannie Martie

    19/07/2010 at 12:58

  18. I love your site!! I was sent to you by Gatsbys Gardens. She said I would love your site. So off I went to visit the French Kitchen……….You are wonderful! I love anything French even your snow! Traveled there many times and dream about living there in my next life!

    I am going to do your Root Vegetables for Christmas Eve! They look yummy! Also love the Chocolate Mousse idea as well. My son is a chef and I hate for him to always have to be in the kitchen……he will like the root vegetables….I have done them before, but not like yours. He studied in France and worked with Pascal Robert in Limoges at Amphitryon. He now has a cooking school and no longer has the restaurant. When we visited him, we also went to Paul Bocuse and he personally took our son through his kitchen. He spoke at our son’s graduation from the Culinary Institute in upstate New York. His son was also there. So already there was a little connection.

    Merry Christmas and blessings in the new year to you and your family. So happy to have met you!

    21/12/2010 at 17:48

  19. I would love to have feedback from you when you are able.

    21/12/2010 at 17:50

  20. Joanne

    Happy Birthday Ronell – I can picture you in your atelier – my memories are still so clear of days doing “art” in Mount Louis.

    17/08/2011 at 05:31

  21. Sandy & Richard

    I have just found your site through ‘Faire-garden’.
    You are to be admired, a truly inspirational person….a stunning environment, a dream of a
    studio….congratulations I just love it all, plus the recipes, Thank you for sharing. Sandy

    02/11/2012 at 22:47

  22. Dear Sandy

    Thank you for your very lovely comment..I feel very flattered, but also honoured that you find Myfrenchkitchen inspirational. Thank you, I am touched and truly appreciative! Warmest Ronelle

    06/11/2012 at 12:05

  23. Sandy & Richard

    Just dropping by after a long absence, as usual everything you put your hand and mind to, is truly impeccable, you enrich peoples lives with your diverse talents. Sandy.

    19/03/2013 at 05:11

I appreciate your visit and comment, thank you!

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