Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kumeu Art in the Garden

Chill out in a garden, listen to live music & look at ma jewels...


I will be exhibiting pieces from the Spirit Midas Jewellery Collection at Kumeu Art in the Garden, Auckland. NZ. 



Venue: Dragonfly House, 130 Muriwai Valley Road, Waimauku. NZ
Exhibition Times: Saturday 6th / Sunday 7th November 2010. 10am-4pm

This event is one of New Zealand’s leading and fastest growing art in the garden events, a festival over two days showing almost 100 of New Zealand’s fast improving, most sought after and talented Artists and Sculptors within the gallery of four of Kumeu’s award winning gardens.


Tickets are $20. Click here to buy online. 


See you there!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mother Nature Strikes Again...

I must be jinxed (and lucky)... Firstly, I narrowly escape the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 Thailand and now, the Christchurch Earthquake, 7.4 on the Richter Scale. Mother Nature isn't joking when she shows up!

At 4.35am this morning, I was dazed and confused as I awoke to everything in my house violently shaking,  my first thought....discombobulated, my second, earthquake!
After an intense few minutes and many more tremors, I got up!  Fortunately there was very little damage to my house but I quickly released how fortunate I really was, when I stepped out of the front door.  It was carnage, some building were missing roofs and big cracks were visible, one shop in particular had lost a whole side and many other shops were in turmoil.

A particularly distressing sight came when I peered into the window of  REAL Gallery and saw many beautiful pieces of art smashed into a thousand pieces, littered all over the floor! There were a couple of Peter Viesnik's wonderful glasses in the rubble, what a waste....

It was only yesterday that I was chatting about insurance and how I must insure my work, after all, work on consignment is not necessarily covered by the gallery.  This is a good example of what CAN happen and if your work is not insured, that's many, many hours down the drain. This is a kick up the arse for me to get on and organise insurance for my jewellery. I will post my insurance findings up here shortly!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Brand New Spirit Midas Jewellery Collection is launched today!

The new summer 2010 Collection from Spirit Midas is now available online
Spirit Midas artisans, Holly and Linda Budge, have officially launched their new range for the southern Summer 2010.

Unique and offbeat, this thoroughly modern Collection takes it's cues from the fluctuating rhythms and paradoxes of nature's  five elements - Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Space. The result is bold and independent designs that run the length of the Collection.

To receive your special 10% discount off all Spirit Midas Jewellery, simply enter the following code at our online checkout: 10launch
* This offer is valid until 10.09.10

You can view our latest Collection online at