Thursday, June 28, 2012

African influence

If I had a lot of money to spend on a trip, I would go on a safari, possibly in Botswana, Zambia or... Kenya?  Africa is one of those places  that I want to visit but am intimidated to do so.  I suppose a popular place like Tanzania might be better to go first - but I'm guessing that with all of the tourism comes higher prices and the feeling of visiting an amusement park.  There have been times when traveling to other countries where I don't feel as vulnerable or out of place when I'm with other tourists.  However, most of the time I want the opposite - I don't want to see other tourists and at least feel like I am getting an authentic experience.  Though sometimes that's absurd because when I'm traveling, I am in fact a tourist and I suppose I would be getting an *authentic* tourist experience.  Here I go talking myself in a circle again... One day a safari will happen in my life!

I LOVE animals.  I can't help to think {when I'm observing my cats} how similar they walk, run, and jump like the big cats in Africa.  At least from what I've seen in the zoos and on the Discovery channel.  To be able to see the big cats and all of the other animals in the wild would be *amazing*.  Oh, and aren't these African Pygmy Hedgehogs cute?


For now, African influenced clothing will have to do.  I found this amazing kanga fabric at the Dekalb Market last weekend by Yamerra and made a summer dress out of it.  The fabric is really air-y with a dry {but soft} hand which keeps me cool in this summer heat.  I love the bold print and intricate border too.



1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! The top you made looks SO GOOD! Sending light to you, Zach, and your kitties

    xoxox

    Yamerra NYC

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