Arts and crafts in Mozambique This post is part of the Mozambique 2011 series. The previous post in this series is Daily life in Mozambique – hardship and happiness. As I mentioned in my previous post in this series, the local Mozambicans are artistically talented people. Their art takes many forms including wood carvings, pottery, paintings, locally made and dyed fabrics, as well as bead and shell jewelery. [caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″ caption=”Fish carvingRead More

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Inside the Artist's Studio I had the wonderful (and rare) opportunity to venture around the studio of a world famous painter. For privacy purposes I am unable to reveal his name (Sorry Folks!). You have probably seen his work around NYC at various art exhibits and street murals. His work is fun and charismatic, and it was a joy to walk around his Brooklyn work place. Enjoy! … Read More

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Tattoos: A 21st Century Perspective. via I have a fascination with tattoos. I’ve gotten really into reading the Tattoo Tuesday feature on Sometimes Sweet, and it’s so interesting to see so many different tattoos on so many different people, and to read about their significance and the process of being tattooed. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the stigma surrounding tattoos and how silly it is. Quick anecdote: toward the end of high school, I told my mom that I wanted to get a … Read More