Bob and I were on a trip to South Africa this past December. We happened to be there during the funeral of Nelson Mandela. There were journalists everywhere from all parts of the world. We saw them translate between languages and cultural differences. I realized that a direct translation of language from one to another would not necessarily give you the real story of what was going on. There were so many nuances in speech and use of words that were different than my initial assumptions when hearing someone speak about their beloved leader and healer. I snapped this picture on my trip and so I decided to print it from my computer on using June Taylor inkjet fabric sheets. I appliqued it on. Then took some of the batik fabrics that I bought in Africa and used them in my design. I also incorporated some hand dyed silk ribbons that I made during a class at the Houston Quilt show, I did some thread painting as well as some embroidery stitches on my machine. The photo was so strong that I decided a lot of embellishment would not work. It was a fun theme!