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By yletshou, Dec 11 2017 07:00AM

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” – Author Unknown


I was inspired to create the Zemi-Pregnancy cards because I wanted to introduce a contemporary African inspired pregnancy card to complement my Motherland greeting card range. I kept getting asked whether I had any suitable cards also incorporating African print fabrics which may be a great fit for giving out as ‘Thank you’ cards to attendees at baby showers or even just to congratulate a new pregnancy. So after several sketches and ideas the Zemi-Pregancy card was born.



So what does Zemi actually mean?


I get asked this quite a lot actually but Zemi actually means ‘Pregnant’ in Lingala which is a Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo, as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic. It has over 10 million speakers.


So there you have it! I hope you have a better understanding of the inspiration and meaning behind the Zemi – Pregnancy cards :)


Yolande x



Purchase the Zemi Card here


If you would like to stock the Zemi card at your store please get in touch with us here

By yletshou, Dec 3 2017 07:54PM

We're excited to announce that we will be exhibiting in Manchester next Saturday!


We will be exhibiting our Motherland range next Saturday 9th December at the Z-Arts venue, as part of the Louise Da-Cocodia Education Trust & Cariocca Enterprises Event.


The Motherland collection consists of contemporary African inspired greeting cards and frames . All products are reproductions of Yolande’s original artworks and incorporate beautiful African print fabrics to add that unique touch.


Feel free to pop by if you're in the area :)


Date: Saturday 9th December 2017


Address: Z-arts , 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA Manchester, United Kingdom


Time: 11:00–17:00


Free entry for all




x



By yletshou, Mar 9 2016 06:00AM

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Generation success (www.generation-success.com ) & BT women’s network event for International Women’s day at the BT headquarters in London.


I met some fantastic women who have certainly inspired my current Art project which I hope to be able to exhibit at the end of the year.


The event featured a panel of truly inspiring female leaders who included:


• Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE - Founder of Choice FM and Author of 7 Traits of Highly

Successful Women on Boards

•Alison Wilcox - BT, HR Director

• Catherine Possamai - Capita Plc, Director of Talent and Resourcing

• Lisa Ashworth - PR Newswire, CEO

• Lt Col Lucy Giles - First woman commander appointed to lead at Sandhurst


Below: Me with key note speaker Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE (www.7traits.co.uk )



Overall the event was fantastic and very inspiring. My current Art project is focused on ‘empowering women’ so as you can imagine I have a lot of ideas to sketch after last night’s event :)


About Generation Success CIC:

Generation Success CIC are a not for profit organisation, focused on creating social and economic change via professional development, mentoring and networking events which bring together Londons most talented and forward thinking individuals. For more information visit: www.generation-success.com




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