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Give a Cheer
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As seen in the May issue of the Artisan Notebook in the 'Live the Lyrics'. You may purchase copies at

These are a selection of photos taken from the time I taught in Africa in the mid 1990s. I lived and worked in a very remote part of Namibia for almost two years. It stole my heart away and gave me memories that will live with me forever. I knew straight away what song lyrics I was going to use this month. All my life I wanted to ‘make a difference’ and have an adventure. Little did I understand that when I went to Africa on a two year teaching assignment, it would be me who would learn so many lessons – a true reflection of all I had become? Africa changed my life forever. These lyrics by Tina Arena are very sad as they describe a parting of the ways; an attempt to build something together that was never going to be successful. I lost my courage and left before my contract was up, we came from different worlds and the challenges were many and at times insurmountable. However, without a doubt in my mind, it was THE most life changing adventure I have ever experienced.


Kit – Lost in Translation and Lost in Translation Add on freebie by Joanne Brisebois (Oscraps)
Paper elements – Centerpieces Vol.1 element pack by Joanne Brisebois (Oscraps)
Staples – Leiko Beck Designs (retired)
Font - chalkie
Lyrics - Tina Arena Wasn't It Good lyrics in the Don't Ask Album