Emily Sambou with my children I have just left Dakar, Senegal to move back to the United States.  The last two years in Senegal were very rich years and I wanted to publicly thank many of the local people who made a real impact on my life.  So let’s pretend you have a glass of

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Fiber on fabric at the Terroubi Hotel Every other year Senegal has an amazing celebration of the arts called the Biennale. This year the Biennale was May 9th thru June 8th.  I managed to visit more than 20 exhibitions, only about 10% of the exhibits around Dakar. The Biennale began in 1989 and began emphasizing visual arts in 1992 and sometimes is

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This is my first work inspired by Suzi Blu’s mixed media style and a trip to Goree Island.  I was introduced to the style in a swap-bot swap.  This picture is a mixture of paint, oil pastels, color pencil, ink, collaged paper and sequins on watercolor paper. 

Theme today is Red and my entry…. For those of you curious about life in Senegal, check out the photos posted on the 15 Days of Senegal group on Facebook that started yesterday.  It will provide plenty of visuals about life here in Senegal. 

Goree Island scene ‘floating’ on glass with reclaimed wood frame Souwere artist Abdoulaye Barry  “Souwere” is glass painting.  There is an explaination of the process on the Senegal Soul blog.  I went to Goree island as a committee member of the Dakar Women’s Group annual art show and visited with Abdoulaye Barry, a Senegalese Souwere artist who has been

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Senegal is a feast for the senses in every way.  Living in downtown Dakar was definitely overwhelming but also very interesting and exciting.  We stayed in downtown August and September until we moved to a house in a quieter suburb.   The weather this time of the year is sweltering with humidity in the 80 –

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