Browse Heidi’s watercolor paintings that mark memories from each year of their marriage.
Tanfiok-Naamaa Rock Paintings of Jilik, Ghana
One of Ghana’s five known ancient rock art sites. This one features men, crocodiles and other animals.
Rock Paintings on the Gambaga Escarpment (Tusugu, Gingana and Kpatritinga)
Learn about the incredible ancient rock paintings found along the cliffs of northern Ghana’s Gambaga Escarpment. In addition to the Tusugu (Tusik) and Gingana sites, a new site at Kpatritinga (near Sakogu) has been documented by William Haun.
Great West African Music from 2017
Here are a few of my favorite West African albums that came out in 2017.
Sirigu Pottery & Arts Center
On our trip up to Burkina Faso with Heidi’s parents we made a stop at SWOPA – the Sirigu Women’s Organization for Pottery and Art. Just outside the village of Sirigu, the arts centre offers tours, workshops and a gift shop where you can learn about this traditional art form of the Kasena people. Women […]
Reunited with Boyz2
The last two times I was here, I connected with a young man my age who is the town’s resident artist. His name is Mahamadou Mumuri but he goes by the nickname “Boyz2Men.” His art work is seen all over town in the form of commercial signage. He paints murals, signs, and does hand lettering […]
The Mindful Eye Photo of the Week
I often visit a great website called “The Mindful Eye.” It is an online photography community that features articles, tutorials, podcasts, and forums on all things photographic. One of their best features is The Daily Critique; every couple days they post a video where a professional photographer offers constructive criticism on a photo that was […]
Finding Folk Art
I went on an excursion today with Dr. Femke Veldman, Elisabeth Faile, and two nurses. We headed to Nakpanduri to meet two local healers (herbalists, witch doctors, what ever you want to call them) and find out about their medicines and techniques. I’ll write more on that later. This post is about the amazing art […]
Advice for Pregnant Women
This image is dedicated to my expectant sister-in-law, Annie.