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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Africa smiled .......

Hello friends,

My project today is one that is very near and dear to my heart.  

My inspiration came from the challenge 'WORDS THAT ARE SPECIAL' at A Vintage Journey.  Whilst going through the gorgeous creations from the DT, I came across Jennie's amazing project.  I was so inspired, and I set off to look through my napkin collection and then I saw this one ...... 

....... and I knew immediately what my project would be about. Africa.

I tore sections of the napkin (which traveled with me all the way from Cape Town, South Africa) and transformed a wooden plaque into this:-

Here is a close-up.  Unfortunately I don't know who wrote this so I can't give them credit.
It's so beautiful I get the chills every time I read it.

(click to enlarge)

Thank you for popping in and sharing a part of my story with me ....

Zelda x


  1. So mooi Zelda! En nou verlang ek sommer vreeslik huistoe!
    Mooi bly

  2. Oh, WOW, how great, Zelda!!!! Love your beautiful Africa creation and I can believe that those words would be very special to you!!!! Wonderfully done!!!
    Geniet die dag!!!!
    Groete, Petra XX

  3. This is breathtaking, Zelda, and so moving because it is so personal for you! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Zelda, this is beautiful and has such special meaning - I love this beautiful creation you have made!

  5. There's no doubt about it, once Africa gets in your blood you never get over it. Still missing SA!
    Beautiful work, Zelda!

  6. Absolutely beautiful, in creation and verse! Lovely piece of artwork! I did a little *googling* It's a poem by Bridget Dore dedicated to Mandela.

  7. What a beautiful plaque and gorgeous design using the napkin as background and lovely poem! My husband and I went on safari in Kenya - and I agree - you cannot leave Africa! What a gorgeous place and wonderful people! - not to mention the awesome wild animals! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge Zelda! Julia xx

  8. What a beautiful design, congratulations x

  9. Oh wow, Zelda! What an amazing poem and how beautifully and artistically you've incorporated it. Biggest congratulations on being chosen as Pinworthy at AVJ!!! Hugs, Autumn