Ghana Weaving Journal

I had the opportunity to visit Ghana, West Africa in May 2011 through North Carolina State University.   The trip took me through craft villages around the country where I observed pottery, bead making from recycled bottles, stamp batik, the lost wax process, house painting and so much more.  Our objective was to create a sketchbook and journal to capture imagery as we travelled the country.  These images would later be used to develop new batik designs for an organization called Global Mama’s.

 I chose to include weavings as well as text and drawing to capture my experience.  Here’s a sampling of the journal work.