Sunday, July 06, 2008

A Page from the Journal, Uganda

What an amazing adventure! Greetings!,.... and as they say in Uganda, you are most welcome! Thank you for visiting "In Plein Air" and for all the comments........It's good to be back even though I am experiencing some jet lag and a bit of post trip depression. My time in Uganda at New Hope was an awesome experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life......The people , warm and welcoming, the kids, despite the challenges that they face, full of joy and laughter.....and the land of Uganda, spectacular in it's beauty, diversity and wildlife........the very atmosphere, rich with the exotic heartbeat of a nation full of the hope and promise of Gods blessing....
Ann and myself at the top of Murchison Falls in northern Uganda. It was great to be able to spend time with Ann and to be able to encourage her in the work she is doing at New Hope. Ann serves as a nurse in the clinic there along with her coworker, Roget. There is always a steady stream of kids and villagers, coming in for various treatments,......malaria taking it's toll on many.

I am anxious to get started working on the images and sketches that I did in Uganda and will post more about my trip as I have time. Thanks again for stopping by!

3 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

Robin, looks like you had a terrific time in Uganda. I love the freshness and spontaneity of your sketches and I am sure you will be able to develop some terrific work out of your visit. I am off to Ethiopia again tonight but I get little chance to sketch even as I am working all day every day. Welcome back anyway! But Africa is like a magnet. I bet you go again!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Sheila! Yes, Africa does something to you once you have been there.....Gods speed on your journey....

redchair said...

This is such a great post Robin. I found myself reading it twice. I’m really anxious to see the painting that are going to come from your trip.
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