SERVING CREATIVELY

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ” 1 Peter 4:10

Hi, I am Amanda!

In short, I am a flower-holic, passionate about creating and being creative.

In long, I was born and raised in Cape Town but spent most of my young life (well what I can remember) in the Koue Bokkeveld and Tankwa Karoo with my Dad and his side of the family. The smell of gravel roads, fynbos bushes and the sound of sheep bleating always take me back to a very happy place. I took a photo of one of the bushes at Kareekolk and the amazeballs Susan Brand created Kadou’s logo from it. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of what is important to me. Family, laughter, faith.

I worked in the legal sector for over 10 years, but my heart ached for more and God opened a humungous palace door. I am still learning but most of all, appreciating this creative life.

Who is your ideal client?

You are, yes you, reading this question right now! I sound just like that lady on informercials selling a six pack in 10 minutes , right? Seriously, my ideal client… The person who loves my work, who really sees my passion. Simple as that.

What do you LOVE?

When it comes to being creative, I love going with the flow. The thing is, I work with living things. Beautiful flowers who each need their own stage, so when it comes to creating, I basically do what they want me to do. I love timber and linen. Styling has always been a passion and I feel the one cannot go without the other – beautiful florals and gorgeous styling.

When it comes to being me… I love coffee, I love my two dachshunds (they are actually my kids, ask their piano teacher) and I am passionate about my family. BUT my biggest two loves in this world is my husband (who definitely needs a cape and laser vision and endless awards) and my Creator. Everything I am and everything I have, I owe to His grace and mercy over my life.

What sets you apart from the “competition”?

Kadou gives me not only a massive amount of joy but also purpose, it sets my soul on fire and it pushes my heart into a ministry of love. The creative hand of our Creator overwhelms me when I am surrounded by sweet scents and beautiful coloured blooms. Whether I am surrounded, creating or even admiring the works of my super talented peers I cannot be anything other than grateful for the beauty I get to experience daily.

It’s passion that drives Kadou, not competition!