Create • Inspire • Journey
by Rachelle Eason
Tinogona…It is achievable.
Tinogona…it is achievable. Tinogona is a word in Shona, a Bantu language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The phrase took on worldwide exposure after Tererai Trent discussed it with Oprah years ago.
Tinogona has resonated with me all of my life; even before knowing this term that has been translated into Swahili and shared across cultures. I have often revisited it throughout my professional journey. It is a phrase that is simplicity in statement but presents complexity in fruition. It is a topic I have used many times in my art journaling classes over the years, often in combination with inspiring audio from Allen Watts.
As I travel toward new goals and stumble on roadblocks along the way, Tinogona has once again come to be my mantra.
Please enjoy this journey in creating with the inspiration of Tinogona in the video where I show how I use transfer paper to carry a screen print image I drew years ago into a starting point for a journal entry. Then I flesh out the design with watercolors and ink and finish with reflective writing.
Create with me!
The materials I used are…
Classic Journal from the Rachelle Eason Eco-stained Collection
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This 20 minute video takes you through my creative process for Tinogona…
I hope you enjoyed that stroll through creating with me! It would be fabulous if you would post comments below! Conversations about Tinogona are some of my favorites!