No my Swaziland series isn’t over yet. I must admit I’m glad I have this to write about. I’m at a stage where I’m thinking about changing my blog and trying many new things with it. I’m starting to feel a bit frustrated with the quality of work I’m putting out and I am ready for a change.
So while I was in Swaziland I had the opportunity of going to an opening night for a exhibition at Yebo gallery. I must say that I was very impressed and very inspired by what I saw. The exhibition was basically showcasing art work by local designers using recycled stuff such as old furniture. If you are ever in Swaziland you should visit Yebo gallery you will be impressed. A lot of the pieces I saw where for sale at reasonable prices. I loved this particular exhibition and Yebo itself because of what it represents : encouraging local enterprise through art. People often underestimate the power or creativity and what it can do for not just the economy but also how people see themselves.
The theme / dress code was creative / artistic or traditional. I chose to be as creative as my vacation wardrobe allowed me to be.
|me, bestie and the US ambassador Makila James|
|Me ala bestie bunny joe ( her real name is Khetiwe)|
|Me and Khulekani|
I really enjoyed myself as I got to meet some amazing people with great vision and interesting ideas. My personal highlights include meeting the ambassador of the United States to Swaziland. She was a vivacious and interesting woman and she loved everything me and my friend had to say about creativity and our personal projects. My second highlight was finally meeting Swaziland’s best fashion designer Khulekani Msweli of Jerem Paul. He was lovely and we connected instantly. The third highlight was meeting the owner and curator of the gallery Aleta Armstrong whom we got to have an extensive and interesting chat with; she introduced us to some important people which was great. The best highlight was spending time with one of my best friends, she invited me to share this experience with her and I can honestly say it was life changing.
I will leave a link to the Yebo galley’s page here. All their art work is for sale.
Love and light