My love hate response to Toni Morrison’s Love

One book each month. I wanted to read more books this year, so I set a flexible aim for myself. I started with a book from one of my favourite authors. Love by Toni Morrison. Love is difficult, you are forced to read between the lines of Morrison’s poetic prose… and then read between those…

How I aim to have a more restful year

Last year was quite definitive for me: my first gallery exhibition, got my speciality job, built up my closest relationships, and continued to journal through it. So as the year wrapped up there was a lot of clarity as to what I wanted 2019 to be.  I want it to be a restful year, and…

Working on…

06/2018       Recently bought the ProCreate app. And so far I am loving so here is little of what I have been working on. I am looking forward to having more fun with my illustrations. Bye for now.

Simien Mountains

The Simien Mountains national park is home to Ethiopia’s tallest mountain (Ras Dejen -4,533m). Its dramatic peaks, sharp precipices and valleys lend it the nickname of Africa’s Grand Canyon. Dotted around this vast mountain range are pockets of stunning endemic species such as the Gelada baboon, Wahlia ibex (mountain goat) and the Simien fox. I…

My amazing two month stay in Bahir Dar

I spent almost two months in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia towards the end of 2015 as part of my medical elective. It is a beautiful city – the capital of Amhara (one of the regions/states in Ethiopia). The source of the blue Nile; beautiful Lake Tana is the big tourist draw. The lake is inhabited by island…

Gondar

Gondar is known as Africa’s Camelot because of its impressive castles. It was the capital of Ethiopia and the residence of its kings and queens. Our tour of Gondar started at a church. However this is not just any church, Debra Birhan Selaisse is an UNESCO world heritage site. According to local legend the vibrant paintings and…