Hard Working Hands

The further away from civilization you go, the more things you will see that are made by hand. It is interesting when you live in a town where all the signs are either carved from wood or hand painted. Below is a picture of the painters in our town. You can tell how fast Kitale is growing in size. There are painters painting buildings everywhere.

These specific banners will probably be hung in trees, like all the other advertisements in town.

4 Responses to Hard Working Hands

  1. Nora says:

    Some beautiful lettering. Hand made is usually better than all the cookie cutter bought things.

    • elizabeth says:

      I agree! No cookie cutters here either. I had to make my own biscuit cutter out of a plastic bottle the other day before I was able to teach Caroline how to use one.

  2. Rebecca says:

    The wall behind the banner looks like it has served as the background for many paintings. Not so very long ago our signs and banners were hand painted; names on office doors were hand painted and gold leafed; highway billboards were painted “by hand;” all before computers. Thanks for showing how it is still done in your neighborhood.

    We are all looking forward to seeing what your dad is going to get into when he arrives!

    • elizabeth says:

      It is interesting how many visitors have likened Kenya to the 1950s. Which is interestingly around the time that Kenya fought for it’s independence from Great Britten.

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