Connecting to Nature
One of the memorable moments where I connected with nature like never before is when we were asked to stay alone for three hours and connect, talk, observe and listen to nature. At first this was not practical and on a quick judgment I didn’t see any value in the process. After some time elapsed I was totally convinced that I was wrong and the fears in me were creating roadblocks of impossibilities which when I conquered them I appreciated the value and positive feeling in me. Now I’m full of energy and creative ideas on how I can translate that which seems impossible to something tangible that shall create a big impact in the future.
|Picture by Jerry Zhu during the Bio-Empathy course|
As a design enthusiast I was able to design two T-shirts that adds to my collection. ‘Twende Safari’ is a Kiswhili phrase that says let’s go travel. The idea is derived from the great appreciation of our beautiful country Kenya and the urge for local tourism in Kenya.
Look at the bigger picture, this is a an idea that is derived from perception especially how human beings connect to the animal world and what relationships exist if any, and how we can learn from them and be innovative.