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Portrait of Zaida

These works by Isabel Fiadeiro are beautifully executed across a wide scope of styles: close-ups, quick sketches, full scenes and more.  Have a look at her blog, Sketching in Mauritania.  The texts that accompany her work are as compelling as the art.  She is today’s sketchbook inspiration.

A big group of japanese tourists came to visit and stayed at Ouadane it seems Japan imports a lot of octopus from Mauritania and these as the Italians, the German, Dutch and Americans we met didn’t seem to think that travelling through this wonderful landscapes where the locals are so friendly was a threat to their lives more serious than just living.

-More music and parties, December 2011

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