Africa has always held a
certain fascination for me. From my first step on Kenyan soil more than
thirty years ago, I knew I would experience a life-long love affair
with the continent. Over the years, I discovered a world of wonder spending
about five years in East Africa. Then with a 16 year hiatus I returned
to Africa but this time to South Africa. The bug was back and last year
I spent almost 3 months travelling from Nairobi to Cape Town, including
Uganda and Congo. I bought as much African art, jewelry and beads that
I could carry and so begins this segment of my life.
I have spent
the last twenty years in some aspect of Customer Service from Representative
to Senior Manager. Due to the downsizng and merger trend so prevalent
these days I find myself finally able to work for myself doing what
I love. It's all about creativity--creating jewelry designs, traveling
to Africa and helping those artists spread their creativity. Each sculpture
fills me with awe-how these artists can convert a piece of wood or stone
into such a thing of beauty. If I had the means, I would never sell
any of the African pieces but... live I must!
New items (Shona
stone carvings, batiks, textiles and baskets) from Zimbabwe have arrived
and I am diligently unpacking, cataloging and photographing each one
to post on the website. With close to 400 items, it will take some time
to post everything so check back every month for something new.
I recently opened a store on ebay. Click here
to enter the store and have a look around.