Friday, January 14, 2011

Tanzania Portrait Framed by the Goddess of Glass!

Post and photo by the Hawthorne Hawkman

So the highlight of my trip to Tanzania this summer was visiting the historic housing district of Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar. The painting above was the one souvenir item that spoke to me and said, "Jeff Skrenes, you and I belong together."

Even bringing something this large back home was a challenge (although not as difficult as getting hula hoops past customs in Arusha). Once I had it here though, I began to look for a local place where I could get this framed. Connie Beckers, the Goddess of Glass, came through, with quality work at a great price. And I'm told that the person who did the framing is also a NoMi resident. Thanks Connie! You have a very satisfied customer here at NXNS.

(Editorial note: this post was done on the fly using only my new phone. Hyperlinks may be added later.)
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  1. I am glad you like it!

    Erika (the framer)

  2. Cool...I picked up some art too when I was in Jamaica.

  3. HC, I have another painting from my time in Honduras, and that one has been without a frame for 10 years because I kind of liked it that way. I'm thinking of getting that one framed over at the Goddess of Glass as well.

  4. I was just in Zanzibar this past July myself and saw this exact painting. I was also impressed by it and debated purchasing it. I photographed it and walked away with the intention of going back to buy it. I never went back. I see it found a home with you. Enjoy!


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