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365 Postcards for Ants is the second phase of a project which started on 1 January 2013, where Lorraine Loots challenged herself to created a miniature painting every single day for the entire year.

The project evolved and people started booking sentimental dates making suggestions for the painting to be done on that day. Every day, Lorraine posted the completed picture online, and unsold pieces could be reserved by commenting on the picture. In January 2014, all 365 pieces were exhibited in Cape Town and Johannesburg, after which they were distributed to the owners.

In celebration of Cape Town’s designation as World Design Capital 2014 Lorraine has decided to do it all over again for 2014, and this time all the paintings will be Cape Town themed. In addition to the original framed painting, there will also be a limited range of 5 “postcards” (archival art prints of the daily paintings) for sale.

A personal message can be included which will be handwritten on the back of the piece, and postcards will be sent out once a month. To book the original painting or a postcard version of it, buyers can view the calendar on her website to see if their date is still available and if so, proceed to book it online. People who have booked an original painting can make a suggestion of at least 5 themes/places/ideas that are directly related to Cape Town. (The Taproom would look amazing as a miniature, just saying…) Lorraine will pick the idea that resonates with her, and the buyer will only know on the day which one she has chosen.

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