Ethiopia, Day 10: Mesmerized



It’s a vast country, Ethiopia — not in terms of actual land mass, but in variety. I feel like I’ve visited several countries, not just a small slice of the southern lands. The landscape keeps changing with me, mesmerizing me.

This morning we left the lush lands of the coffee growing region, a place I have thought of often — every morning, in fact, when I make my morning cup o’ java. It always reminds me how connected we all are. With each and everyone of us following our DNA chain back far enough, you will end up in Africa, and our morning “wake up call” reminds us that thinking and acting globally truly reaches beyond our hometown.

Here are some more pics from over the last few days:

I’m back in Addis Ababa now and ready to get back in the classroom, where the joy I experience is in fact priceless!

Peace, love and creativity,

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About Stephanie Schlatter Art

Stephanie Schlatter is an Artist who draws from the world for inspiration. While she calls Grand Rapids, Michigan, home she’s often off on new adventures. For more than a decade, her journeys have taken her across the globe. She has studied art both locally and abroad, including time in Mexico, where she decided to shift her focus from photography to painting. Stephanie's travels led her to found Absolutely Art: A Project for Change in 2006. Through this non-profit organization, she brings art instruction to the children of Ethiopia while supporting their education. Stephanie's work reflects an expression influenced by other cultures which resonates a variety of influences that have given her work direction.

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