Easter Resolution – getting back to my sketchbooks.

Coming home from market in Mwanza, Tanzania.
Coming home from market in Mwanza, Tanzania.

Over the last few months I have been so horridly busy, both at work and at home looking after my three children, that I have barely had enough time to sleep, let alone sketch. So I have set myself an Easter Resolution of doing more art work, initially in my sketchbooks and later moving onto boards or canvas.

Here is my first attempt; it is done in oil pastels and acrylic and is of a woman carrying her baby and a bowl of bananas, on her way home from market in the Isamilo district of Mwanza, Tanzania.

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  1. I support a little girl in Tanzania. Love your sketch!

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    1. alidunnell says:

      I am glad you like it. It really is a wonderful place. In addition to teaching at an international school in Mwanza, I also volunteer to teach at a Saturday school, where we teach street children and orphans – I love it and the children are wonderful.

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  2. ann curran says:

    Just SO Africa to me. And she’s probably singing too. Mass African singing is truly wonderful. I’m sure you’ve heard them by now. So pleased you had such a ‘successful’ safari. All these images will stay with you, they, to me, are so powerful.

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    1. alidunnell says:

      Thank you dear Ann. I am sure she was singing. We actually live next to a bishop’s house and early in the morning, following the bird song and the call for prayer, a chorus of voices begins. It is indeed magical. Much love, Ali x

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    1. alidunnell says:

      Thanks so much. Ali

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