I had the privilege of meeting Divine and his family and I have been so blessed by this new friendship. Divine is a man who passionately loves his family. He and his wife, Augustina, have beautiful twin girls, Mary & Messy, who are under the age of two and are probably the cutest things you’ll ever see. Really. If you’d like to catch up on the first installment of Meet the Faces and read Divine’s powerful story, check it out here. I’ll be posting the full update on Mary & Messy’s conditions in my next post. But today I want to focus on Divine’s art.
As an artist, I appreciate the time and effort it takes to master a craft. Divine does beautiful art with his hands and I want to showcase that today. If any of these pieces interest you, I’ll be happy to bring them back to the U.S. and mail them in May. Win win.. buy a piece of art, help a man pay for his little girls’ malaria medication.
Before I show his art…I just had to show you his beautiful little girl Mary. She is strong. a fighter.
These are the bookends that Divine made for our home.
Here are a few other bookend styles he makes. The stool is a symbol for the Ashanti tribe here in Ghana. The symbol on the back of the bookends means “Gye Nyame” which translates to “except for God” – and is a very popular Ghanaian symbol representing the supremacy of God.
Divine also makes the elephants with their trunks up – symbolizing good luck.
Divine’s other daughter Messy – who was also diagnosed with Malaria this week.
The beautiful Augustina and the girls in their Sunday best!
*One custom set of bookends cost $20 US plus shipping (will be shipped from Colorado). Contact me for the full list of pricing and information about the art available and custom pieces made upon request.