Hitting the Ground Running

I’ve been back in Malawi for two weeks now, and it was time to get back making to work straight away. This past week I made five new murals after my recent USA and Germany trip to see family in July.

My team of former digital media students and I created murals for the United Nations Primary Care Clinic.

Alain Bull’dor Bonane from the DRC is our lead painter with some beautiful designs he created. His designs included the main “Ticheze” (community) image. I set up the three smaller health symbol murals and the community collaborative garden mural. We also invited medical staff to join us in painting and drawing. These were all finalized last week.

Our team members also include Malawians, Nataliah Govati, Ronard Kachaje, and Prince Kachiwanda.

new murals team in Lilongwe, Malawi

In total there are 5 outdoor murals. These will be joined by two outdoor banners and a selection of wall art from Ma Kalulu Studio for the interiors.

a sample of new murals in Lilongwe at the UN Primary Care Clinic
a sample of new murals in Lilongwe at the UN Primary Care Clinic

Have a look at all five finished new murals in the video below (video by Nataliah Govati:)

If you’d like to see more photos and videos from the project, you can see the album here.

Meanwhile at the Hands of Hope Feeding Center… 

My sons, Nico (above) and Lukas (below) have been helping Wilson Mvinya who runs Hands of Hope Feeding Centre.  *That’s a lollypop in Nico’s mouth, not a cigarette!

The boys were so excited to help out.

Did you know that a generous portion of proceeds from every art sale at Ma Kalulu Studio goes to benefit worthy causes? These are in Malawi, Myanmar, the USA, and more.

Hands of Hope Feeding Centre is one of those causes. You can learn more about all the charitable projects we support here.

One more Thing… Live Social Media and Web Workshop (FREE)

Boost Your Online Presence

There’s a new live meetup on Tuesday, August 15th! Join us!

This interactive talk and demo will help artists make quick and easy tweaks to their websites and social media pages to help more easily and effectively reach their online and offline art and business goals. For those building an online presence, there will be a lot of “ah-ha” moments to get the online creative juices flowing. All levels welcome. My Mastrius info page: https://www.mastrius.com/kristen-palana-mentorship/

Tuesday, August 15 at: 9am PDT / 10am MDT / 12 Noon EDT / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST Zoom Link: https://mastrius.zoom.us/j/83368805199?pwd=dTNJQzZwRFZvZWpDNWNYd3lLbU91QT09 If you can’t join live, the recording will be posted on Mastrius’ YouTube channel.

**Note: By participating in this event, you consent to be included in the published recording.

That’s all for now. Thanks for keeping up with my art and courses.



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