Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Printing the 2015 NATC Season's Greeting Card

by Farzana Rasheed

We are printing our 2015 Christmas card. We used the same paper as we did last year and the result is great. 

It is a real sense of accomplishment to arrive at the printing and distributing of cards knowing the journey we made with local artists. 

Our friend Luca designed the card which is a framed painting. Our message inside is: 

"If you want to go quickly, go alone. 
If you want to go far, go together."

(African proverb)

Go far with us, NATC and you.

I must admit that I don't know how authentic this proverb is and I found it online. In the quest to be as authentic and true as possible (organising a technology-themed art contest, working with local artists, preferring original paintings in oil and water colour as opposed to graphic art, inviting external judges), we lagged behind coming up with some interesting text. I guess finding something online is OK but wish we had some words from a Liberian poet or writer to go with the theme of the year. 

Nevertheless, I hope the card is well received and appreciated by everyone. A lot of work went into it!

We enjoyed the process so much that we hope to do it again next year! 

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