It’s been several weeks now since artist Clara returned from a brief leave-of-absence from the studio that included a trip of a lifetime to Africa! After gathering up a selection of her photos from the trip, she wanted to share some of that experience with her fans.
[I went to] South Africa and a little bit of the West. [I went with] my sister, my father, my stepmother.
[The weather was] really warm. You know, it’s funny, it is warm there, but the breeze was kinda chilly, It was really nice and warm, though.
The food was really good.I did a lot of walking, We saw the elephants, the elephants and the giraffes and the zebras… Also a hippo, and the real ugly ones, rhinos.
I really wanted to see a cheetah but we didn’t see one.
[Seeing penguins was] pretty awesome. If I go back I want to see an elephant or a cheetah more. The baby penguins are cute, and the adult ones. The seals were awesome, though. [My favorite animals were] the elephants mostly, and the giraffes and zebras. The ostriches are pretty but they kind of scare you.
I’d rather spend more time in Africa, but I’d rather spend my life in South Carolina more, or Richmond.
Yes [I felt inspired by my trip]. Well, I did have a lot of fun.