Report from Zambia
After a very busy rewarding and exhausting two weeks in Kashikishi I am home with much good news to share. We arrived to a joyful welcome by the ladies in... Read more
On Our Way to Zambia on Friday
We leave Friday for Kashikishi with happy hearts. Our program is not only fully funded (thank you Backers!) we also received a generous donation of art supplies from RileyStreet Art... Read more
We Did It!
I am so grateful to you all. We made it to over 100% funded, which means all extra funds go directly into micro loans. I leave for Zambia on April... Read more
Last Drawings before we go live
Sketching to my favorite mask: another potential graphic.The women in Kashikishi are so excited for our visit in April. Thank you so much for your help.
Remind your Friends: Still three days left to Invest!
Thank you so much for your generous donations, I know we will get there. I have been collecting some wonderful design inspirations, now I just need to work with the... Read more
Women At Work
One example of the wonderul work created by local women. I cannot imagine the potential of these women who are already able to do so much with so little. This... Read more
Buffalo Beans & their Antidote
A terrible thing happened one day when we were visiting the Mioma Beekeepers: I touched a beautiful, fuzzy bean growing by the path. It instantly felt like a thousand bees... Read more
Possible name change in the future
I received an email from Matilah this morning, she says I should name the venture "Strong Woman", which is "Banamayo Bakosa" in Bemba. I really like that.
Matildah is our... Read more
Chitenge Design: Table Linens?
This is a design from a hand-tie dyed chitenge cloth I found in 2010. Brilliant colors: could make a beautiful border to a table cloth or napkins.
Possible Design: Children's Bedding?
This is a line drawing of a child's home-made toy. It's made of found materials: seed pods, wire, beans, beads, sticks, bottle caps, and an old shoe polish tin. Everything... Read more
Travelling April 13, Village Celebration April 20
Jody Staehelin, the founder of Jumpstart and Chair of the Board, had the wonderful idea that we turn the art-making into community celebrations for all of the women working with... Read more
Beginning Design Planning
Although I do not have images of work by the Zambian women yet, I can share images of my own printmaking. Enjoy!