365 Postcards for Ants: Tiny Paintings Created Daily

By | September 17, 2014

365 Postcards for Ants is an ongoing project by Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots wherein she produces miniature paintings every single day for an entire year. The project started on the 1st of January last year (2013) when she started to challenge herself to commit to the project. Since then, the project evolved and people started booking sentimental dates making suggestion for the painting to be done on that day.

After enjoying her daily challenge for a year, she decided to continue the project this year solely dedicating this year’s works to Cape Town in celebration of the city’s designation as World Design Capital 2014.

People interested in purchasing her works can book a painting and make suggestions on themes, places, and ideas that are directly related to Cape Town. You may book them here.

365 Postcards for Ants Day 259

Day 259 : Inspired by a snake skeleton, and informally called “The Boomslang”, the 130 m long Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway in Kirstenbosch gardens winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum

365 Postcards for Ants Day 258

Day 258 : The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is run by 940 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.

365 Postcards for Ants Day 257

Day 257 : The bench on the corner of Kloof and Nettleton road.

365 Postcards for Ants Day

Day 256 : Vespa. 27 x 35 mm.

365 Postcards for Ants Day 254

Day 254 : Pincushion Protea | Leucospermum cordifolium | ‘Yellow Bird’. 28 x 12 mm

365 Postcards for Ants Day 253

Day 253 : The Woodstock Academy of Music offers lessons for all levels and ages. 17 x 30 mm.

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Day 246 : Danie (Doc) Craven is mostly remembered as one of rugby’s greatest dive-passing scrumhalves ever. He played his last game ever against the British Lions in Newlands, Cape Town. A statue of him and his dog, Bliksem, stands within the Coetzenburg sports complex in Stellenbosch. 26 x 20 mm.