For awhile now I have been talking with Dr. Susan Beebout, from the Clinic Olivia here in Niamey, about coming and doing some kind of mural on their walls of their new clinic. But when I realized that my sister-in-law Jessica was going to be coming for a visit, I thought it would be a great opportunity for us to work on something together.
Dr. Beebout and her family are really great, and they do amazing work at the Clinic Olivia, providing excellent healthcare for those who really need it. Dr. Beebout also teaches at the medical school here in Niamey. You can read about it on their blog. Jessica and I met with Dr. Beebout to talk about the painting, and we tossed around some ideas. In the end we decided to do a decorative trim in the waiting room, and she gave us a quilt made from a pagne that she likes, so we sort of drew inspiration from it and came up with our own design.
It was a lot of fun working on it together with Jessica (even though it was hot!), and I am so thankful for the opportunity to make the (already beautiful) clinic a little more inviting. Here are some pictures: