Tsodilo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in northwestern Botswana. It was inscribed in 2001 due to its unique religious and spiritual significance to local peoples, as well as its unique record of human settlement over many millennia.Read More
Flutists are a common sight back at home in Nigeria. They "spice up" every traditional occasion and they also add color to traditional ceremonies. The flute comes in different sizes and shapes even though quite frankly my subject is a Kaakaki Flutist. The flute/horn is usually made from cow horn. They are common sights in the Northern part of Nigeria and they often accompany Emirs.Read More
This is from one of the several pictures I took while on a trip to Shakawe, a town near the border between Botswana and Namibia.
There were children fishing in the small pond but I left them out in this painting. Will put them in the bigger one I intend to do someday.
What caught my attention were the reflections the vegetation at the side of the pool made in the still water. I don't know why I am always fascinated by reflections seen in water.
They almost always look very surreal and still. Qualities I long to imbibe.
This is another painting of a strange dog that came up to me and felt so safe and relaxed beside me as I stood at a bus stop.
I see a lot of beauty in these creatures and I sometimes wish all human beings can be like dogs. Dale Carnegie, in his book: How to win friends and influence people; used a dog to describe how we ought to be in other to win people over. And I couldn't agree with him more.
I love it when they wag their tails in joy and anticipation. And no matter what you do they will always come running to you anytime you get home....always happy to see you. Come to think of it: why can't we all strive to be like that? Wouldn't the world be a much better place to live in?
I am so excited.......finally sold a work on Etsy. It has taken some time but it finally came to pass. Looking forward to making more sales.
The Fine Art of Painting, which is the bastard of alchemy, always has been, always will be, a game.The rules of the game are quite simple: in a given arena, on as many psychic fronts as the talent allows, one must visually describe, the center of the meaning of existence.Read More
Things have been a bit slow with my blog and the number of times I post has reduced drastically...not that I've ran out of steam or content but just finding the time to post has been very difficult lately. I am pretty sure that I'll soon find my rhythm again.
Turbans are worn commonly by men in the Northern part of Nigeria and can come in various colors with white being the commonest color. During festivals like the Durbar festival. They dress colorfully and mount of colorfully dressed horses and walk down the streets. I have never personally been to a Durbar festival but it's a major event in Nigeria.
Quite interestingly these turbans are becoming a big fashion trend for a lot of women who wear them as hats. I have seen some made from great fabric even feathers but I can never seem to understand why they are considered fashionable. And they cost quite a fortune.