Monday, August 04, 2008

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Kenyans are pretty dramatic and being away made me forget how interesting Kenyans can be: Amidst the bra clinics (I'm sceptical about these by the way); rioting high schoolers; the random guy who was being charazwad by a mob off kenyatta avenue; 300 (or more) flats that seem to have popped up everywhere; the gossiping watchmen at the gate; the weird topics on radio; Kencell changing its name yet again!; matatus trying to avoid cops; the cops themselves; the most interesting social events ; people hustling-only last week did my brother tell me that he has a friend who exports frogs!…heh! how interesting life can be! And thats what I've found out after being home for just a week. Will the 'novelty' soon wear off'?.


Anyway, despite my fears , I’m really glad to be back home, though having said that I'm currently boiling in Uganda. Everyones been asking the usual questions …what did you study?what now? are you going back?what now?are you going back? what now? ...And my answer usually remains the same…
I don’t know.

My life plan seems to have shrunk to something that covers the next 24 hours or when I've got my happy socks on , it may even extend to a week. So yeah, here's to whatever the next few months will bring...I will not panic...I will not panic!I will not Panic!





Oh, heres a few more drawings that I've done.












14 comments:

egm said...

Welcome back!

Monday will be my first anniversary being home. Like you, I faced the exact same questions. I told people to ask me all that after I'd been back about 4 months. Take your time, enjoy it while doing so, and just do what you like.

The drawings are super! We should link up, as I have a friend who wants to do a collabo exhibit of different media later this year. He's thinking of having paintings, sculptures and photographs as part of the exhibit. Your drawings can be a part of it.

mama shady said...
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mama shady said...

That would be great!Thanks!will email you!

Prousette said...

You draw very well artsy indeed. When you do have that exhibition make sure you invite me.

31337 said...

mazee, those drawings as superb! about what to do, do as egm said. :-)

mama shady said...

Thanks Prou and 31337. Will see what to do.

phassie said...

Welcome back home. Go with your instincts even when you don't trust yourself. You will be fine!

ps: I am loving the drawings. Good Work!

R said...

Nyarshady, remember NOT TO PANIC.

A belated welcome back to Kenya. And, why lie, I'm loving your drawings like a nonsense. All the best with that.

Look forward to an announcement about an exhibition.

no-spin said...

Great art! When and where is the exhibition. If one can't make it, can we get these directly from you? By the way - welcome back home!

Anonymous said...

hi

Love your pictures, is there any chance I can talk to you about them?

Please get in touch, my address is
email.steve@8t4t.net


thanks,
Steve

gladys said...

i love your drawings u got talent...
i havent been away....just the local unis but people started asking me such questions during my first year and nowadays i nearly blow a fuse everytime some asks me!!!
most people do not understand the kind pressure they cause with such questions like we aint already worried without having people make it obvious that we havent planned much into the future lol

unique said...

This obviously much later after the post..but i really dig your drawings..i am not usually into art..and i tell my pals that i don't have an artsy bone in me..but yours are good....and i can relate to being asked questions which don't add value to your life..i graduated last year and am yet to be employed and every time someone asks me those pointless questions..i get closer and closer to stepping on their toes with my pointed boots literally

mama shady said...

I totally understand! those questions can be a bit naff, but i realised how easy it is to acutually fall into the trap of asking those questions, especially when conversation is lacking, so my patience is growing, pole pole. Thanks for the compliments unique.

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