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Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt @ Matatu’s T-Stop

Zebras are definitely in for kids this year! My zebra in a bag design has been the most popular item in my cafe press store this season! want one???? go get it! still available and a HOT SELL!

zebra in a bag kids t-shirts and clothing. available for adults too!

Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt > Zebra in a Bag > Matatu’s T-Stop.

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The Standard | Online Edition :: Two charged over human organs

2 Men charged with cutting off a male sex organ from a dead body in a Kenyan Mortuary… chilling story… seems these organs are used for Voodoo rituals throughout easterna nd central Africa….. brrrrrrrrr…..

The Standard | Online Edition :: Two charged over human organs.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in Africa, Kenya

 

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Tattoo Painting Series Finished… at last!

I started a series of miniature acrylic paintings about a year ago and am happy to say they are finally finished! They are 9 canvases in all and done entirely by hand, without using trace lines underneath, to maintain a “primitive art” feel, raw and untamed.

The inspiration for this series was African tribal scarification, which leaves bumpy scars on the skin’s surface, like a texture. Many of the patterns used for scarification (dots or lines) are evident throughout the series, but I expanded them to include other forms of  “decoration” since I realized that so many different objects used to adorn the body are also similar in shape, texture and form. Some of the paintings are reminiscent of Masai beaded jewelry and also Henna designs, used by many of the Islamic and Hindu populations of Africa. Each object, design, tattoo, form and shape comes together to accomplish one goal: beautification and adornment of the human body…. to celebrate its mystery and it’s unique beauty!

While I do not wish to sell the originals shown below, I am selling this series on commission. Available on gallery wrapped canvases, at any size you require. prices will be based on canvas size and design/s chosen and will include labor and materials. shipping based on client location. If interested please feel free to send me a message by going to my website’s contact page:  http://madmatatus.com/contact.html

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Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt > Zebra in a Bag > Matatu’s T-Stop

cute! zebra in a bag!

Cute little baby zebra in a hot pink tote bag! stylish black and white stripes with pink bow and a heart shaped silver charm

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Jungle Fever Zebra Tote Bag > Jungle Fever Zebra > Matatu’s T-Stop

Jungle fever tote bag

Take a walk on your wild side! from t-shirts to bags; mugs to caps! his design is for the zebra lover in you!

Jungle Fever Zebra Tote Bag > Jungle Fever Zebra > Matatu’s T-Stop.

 

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Matatu’s Tee Stop Launched!!!!

Hi all! Am so excited to announce the launch of my new cafe press store! I have been busy designing T-shirts, posters, Sigg water bottles, mugs, framed art and wall clocks with original artwork and photographs from my trips around the world! You’ll find some of my old favorites as well as new humor tees for adults and kids alike! Be sure to have a look and sign up for my newsletter to recieve notices of new products available! Happy shopping to all and thanks again for reading my blog! 🙂

Matatus Tee Stop @ cafe press

Matatus Tee Stop @ cafe press

 

The Sea Will Take Small Pride…

My true love....

My true love.... photograph by Francesca Cornell, copyright 2007

“Like all oceans, the Indian Ocean seems never to end, and the ships that sail on it are small and slow. They have no speed, nor any sense of urgency; they do not cross the water, they live on it until the land comes home.”

Beryl Markham, West With The Night

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2009 in Africa, authors, books, Kenya, Photography

 

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