Gorillas in the Mist

Hola a todos mis lectores, gracias por vuestra amabilidad (=thank you to all my readers, thanks for your kindness).

My dear friend and colleague Janet (she is the nurse in the organization where I work) is going to Rwanda to visit the mountain gorillas next month.  The love for the gorillas is something we both share. 
Janet has been going to Africa (Uganda) a few times (her second home as she call it!!) visiting the local school and helping in the supply of all the first aid kit, while working as a volunteer nurse. 
Coming back to the love for the gorillas, a long time ago I made this hand painted book mark for Janet and she loved it. It was a watercolor little painting, I did not finish it as a proper tag, I just laminated it at the time, but I will probably be making another tags with this image in the near future.
This time I wanted to make a little ‘accordion book’ for Janet to take with her and use it exclusively for her brief, but amazing, visit to the mountains gorillas in Rwanda.
A long time ago I watched the famous and true history film (1988) called ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ starring Sigourney Weaver as naturalist Dian Fossey. It tells the true-life story of Dian’s work in Rwanda with Mountain Gorillas. Her history deeply touched my heart… There are so many women making a difference in this world… Dian was certainly one of them …
With this though in mind, I proceed to create the mini book..
 As you can see, I changed my mind as I felt it needed to be green, I wanted the colour to fuse with those in the jungle…  So I decided to make another one…

Here is the front of the mini book:


and the back:
I added some pretty tags for inside the pockets




Today, I gave it to my colleague and she absolutely loved it.. I was very pleased as this was my first finished mini book and I put a lot of work and emotion into it..

I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed making it… On the making my heart was linking is someway with Dian so I sent her and the gorillas a lot of love thoughts to whichever dimension they maybe now…
I couldn’t finish this post without sharing with you one of her famous quote:
When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate on the preservation of the future”– Dian Fossey
Thank you all for taking the time in reading this post.
Love and light always..xx

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