JMV Munezero, Isakari Umuhire , Dolph Kayitankore, Jean Baptiste Rukundo,
Abraham Nuru, Bonfils Ngabonziza.
Artwork painted by Abraham Nuru, Ivuka Art Center Kigali / Rwanda 2015
Acrylic on canvas
On my trip through Africa, I always came back to my own limits.
I never thought that I can ride as far, but I did it. I will therefore also create the second stage, passing through West and North Africa, but one thing I learned and it is very important. -
- Peace -
The own peace, but peace with the people, the animals and nature through which I cycled every day. I respect all people, whether small, large, thick, thin or goofy.
Everyone has something unique, every one is special. Especially the children are in my heart, because they are so sweet, peaceful and they can tell very great stories.
So people go peacefully to each other. Have love in the heart, and freedom in the thoughts.
with much love regards from somewhere. (Hihi)
NALA is missing cycling.
Artwork painted by Bonfils Ngabonziza, Ivuka Art Center Kigali / Rwanda 2015
All the best regards from Kassel in Germany send your NALA.
As you certainly remember, had my journey be interrupted on the basis of repeated burglary and theft of my whole stuff in Kenya. That's why I'm here now with André in Germany.
We just have to be here to open the first NALA Office ... hui is a lot of work, but soon everything is ready, and then we go to Paris in France and collect all the other NALA Artworks. That will be another exciting journey, but this time with the car, and not by bicycle.
I miss cycling very much. I miss the colors of Africa. I miss the dirt tracks in the desert in Namibia, the animals in Botswana, the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia, the lonely evenings at Lake Malawi, the mountain passes and tea plantations in Tanzania, the turquoise blue sea and the delicious fish in Zanzibar, the bustling city life Nairobi, Kenya, the coffee culture in Ethiopia, thousand hills of Rwanda and the always friendly and open people I have met daily.
I am looking forward to the Congo and the jungle, and what is behind it.
West Africa must be great and super interesting, but until then it will take quite a while.
I hope to see you here on day at a NALA lounge.. be curious
I send your a wonderful evening
NALA in Kigali
Artwork painted by Baptiste Rukondo, Kigali / Rwanda 2015
Hello my friends,
Just a quick hello from Kigali in Rwanda, the country of 1000 hills, also considered the African Switzerland. I am standing here in the middle of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda and I am surprised how clean and neat the place is… unlike the other African countries I had visited so far.
There is no garbage in the road, every place is clean, no traffic jams, no pitch-black exhaust emissions and no noisy busses. I rode in the back of a motorbike twice and I even got a helmet to wear but it was 8 sizes too big. It kept spinning on my head while we were driving … hihihi.
But you know what the best about Rwanda is? You can buy cheese here, very delicious cheese and I stocked up on a lot of it. Yummy …cheese!
Otherwise it’s pretty quiet here; the people are very friendly, relaxed and calm.
The locals even call Kigali “the sleeping city”.
The last Saturday in the mounth is "Public Cleaning Day" All the shops are closed until noon and the People have to meet in Town to clean the City. What a nice event. I was always to tired to attend....
I am going to sleep now as well, it’s already dark outside. Tomorrow I plan in going to the country side … visiting a typical Rwandan village.
I will write you again when I am there.
Take good care,
NALA Painting by Dolph Kayitankore, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
NALA Painting by Isakari Umuhire, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
NALA Painting by JMV Munezero, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
latest update: 22.08.2021
NALA Artwork from CUBA
Title: The Farmer
Size and Medium: 120cm x 80cm, Oil on Canvas
City: Cienfuegos, CUBA
The Farmer talks about the daily struggle of a peasant and the social commitment that his work represents for Cuban society.
Habla de la lucha diaria de un campesino y del compromiso social que representa su trabajo para la sociedad cubana.
More Infos about the Artist see here: Artists from CUBA
Hello friends of Nala.
In all the years when I traveled the world with my doll, NALA, she got always new clothes in every country, which were sewn for her in numerous countries.
Now she even has more clothes than me, and today I present you exclusively, NALA's new dress from Cuba.
The artist Yailin Morales from Nuevo Paz, CUBA sewed the new dress for NALA with a lot of love, devotion and arrangement.
It was created with absolute love and perfectly handcrafted.
Many Thanks, Yailin for this wonderful Summer-dress.
Hola amigos de Nala.
En todos los años en que viajé por el mundo con mi muñeca, NALA, siempre consiguió ropa nueva en todos los países, que le cosían en numerosos países.
Ahora incluso tiene más ropa que yo.Y hoy les presento en exclusiva, el nuevo vestido de NALA desde Cuba.
El artista Yailin Morales de Nuevo Paz, CUBA cosió el vestido nuevo para NALA con mucho amor, devoción y arreglo.
Fue creado con absoluto amor y perfectamente hecho a mano.
Muchas gracias, Yailin por este maravilloso vestido de verano.
NALA in Valencia, Spain (español abajo)
Hello my Friends,
many greetings from Valencia in Spain.
Today I visited ,,Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciéncies,,
( Science Museum) in Valencia, Spain.
The weather can not be better for my little city adventure.
Soon I sent more photos from this amazing City.
Come and visit Valencia.
I wish you all a great week.
Take care and keep in Touch.
NALA en Valencia, España
Hola mis amigos,
muchos saludos desde Valencia en España.
Hoy visité la Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciéncies en Valencia, España.
El clima no puede ser mejor para mi pequeña aventura urbana. Mañana les envié más fotos de esta increíble ciudad.
Ven a visitar Valencia.
Les deseo a todos una gran semana.
Tenga cuidado y mantenerse en contacto.
Hello Friends of NALA,
Here I present you another unique NALA Artwork from Ecuador.
Nala explores nature while riding a llama.
The Artist is Mika Játiva from Quito in Ecuador.
Thank you, Mika for this extraordinary Artwork.
Hola amigos de NALA,
Aquí les presento otra Obra de Arte NALA única de Ecuador.
Nala explora la naturaleza mientras monta una llama.
El artista es Mika Játiva de Quito en Ecuador.
Gracias, Mika por esta extraordinaria obra de arte.
This NALA Artwork is now exhibited at Zeitz Mocaa Art Museum
in Cape Town / South Africa
22. October 2020 till 10. January 2021.
NALA and Graffity Ana by Richard Scott
Richard Scott is a very well known international British artist who lives in Cape Town. He refined my 2013 NALA painting with his Grafitty Ana.
I visited Richard in his studio in Cape Town in 2019.
He was immediately enthusiastic about my NALA Project and enhanced my little NALA painting with his art.
This NALA painting is now hanging from
22. October 2020 - 10. January 2021 in the
Zeitz Mocaa Art Museum in Cape Town in a special exhibition. "Home is where Art is"
A Big "Thank you" goes to Andrea Schachler. She helped me so much, that this Painting found the way to the Art Exhibition at Zeitz Mocaa. Thank you, Andrea.
Hello friends of NALA.
please see Article here: Nala helps
You will surely remember the NALA Corona Art artworks by Joan Otieno from Nairobi, Kenya.
With the help of my NALA Project, the Kenyan Artist Joan Otieno sold small NALA artworks for over 400 euros. (40,000 ksh)
Many thanks to the buyers from Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Each sale ensured that everyone had enough rice and beans or corn porridge and vegetables to eat, and the Warembo Wassani Art Center continued to help underprivileged children improve their future.
Unfortunately, these small NALA artworks are still in Kenya and could not yet be sent to Germany due to Corona and high-cost transport costs.
DHL asked for an amount of 300 Euros for 6 kg of recycling art.
If you are flying from Kenya to Germany or Switzerland in the near future, please let me know.
Maybe you can bring the NALA Art package with you.
Thank you for reading.
The NALA Art Project.
The Ecuador - Peru cyclingtrip is cancelled because of the current CORONA pandemie.
I start as soon as the situation is getting normal and no risc for health and life.
I wish all my friends, website followers and all people i dont know yet, good health and stayed strong.
NALA visits Ecuador and Peru.
Long-distance cyclist André Pilz from Kassel, Germany will be visit with his NALA art project the countries of Ecuador and Peru.
André and Nala cycled approximately 16,500 km in 3 years
from South Africa to Ethiopia.
On the road, they met 119 artists from 15 countries, who
supported the Project with more then 160 NALA Artworks.
Now they going to South America and looking for painters
and sculptors support the NALA project.
NALA is a little African girl who had the dream
traveling behind the mountains and escaping from home
to explore the world by bicycle.
The artists tell NALA's travel story through
works of art that are shown in traveling exhibitions.
There have already been 8 Art exhibitions in Africa and Europe.
If you want to participate in the NALA global art project,
write me an email or a message on Facebook.
only 5 more available ( 15 NALA Art Memory sold )
The Nala Project presents,
The NALA Art Memory Game.
#StayHome - limited edition 2020
36 selected NALA artworks by artists from 15 countries now enrich your gamenight at home.
Stay at home and play; The NALA Art Memory Game.
More Infos here: NALA Products
Das NALA Kunst Gedächtnisspiel.
#StayHome - limited edition 2020
36 ausgesuchte NALA Kunstwerke von Künstlern aus 15 Ländern bereichern jetzt deinen Spielabend zu Hause.
Bleib zu Hause und spiele; The NALA Art Memory Game.
The Nala Project presenta,
The NALA Art Memory Game.
# quedarse en casa - edición limitada 2020
36 obras de arte seleccionadas de Nala de artistas de 15 países ahora enriquecen tu noche de juegos en casa.
Quédate en casa y juega; El juego de memoria de arte NALA.
NALA ART Booklet ready for Download
The NALA ART Booklet is now available as PDF File for download.
Selected Artists show amazing NALA Artworks from southern and east Africa.
NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Germany.
This Video shows André´s and Nala´s artistic bicycle Journey through Africa.
The titles are in german language, but there are very nice photos to see.
Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSkB-UHgOeo
It will be lovely if you can leave a comment about the NALA Project here: Opinion about The NALA Project.
Thank you very much
Yours NALA and André
I am currently in: Aarau, Switzerland
Tel. +41 76 823 1367
+ André and NALA are back in Germany to promote
The NALA Project and their Artists. Searching new Exhibition Space.
We will start to our NALA Art Project Cyclingtrip through Ecuador and Peru as soon as Corona Pedemie is over.
Cycled kilometer: 16.425 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
You can also find NALA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNalaProject
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