Wow, how time flies when your fulfilling orders, holding exhibitions, dodging earthquakes etc...
It feels as though Xmas festivities were only a couple of weeks ago, so what has been happening since?
I have moved from Christchurch in the South Island to Lake Taupo in the North Island of New Zealand. The first thing I would like to report is my lucky escape from Christchurch, just 10 days before the city rocked, shook and fell. It's a terrible tradegy for those who have lost family, friends, homes, livelihoods but also a tradegy to see 'The Garden City' crash and burn. It is heartbreaking to see my local haunts; shops, restaurants, parks and all so familiar places in piles of rubble. To make a contribution, I will be donating 5% of all my sales to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal this month, as well as continuing to donate 7.1% of sales from the 7.1 Collection.
35 NZ artists joined together to illustrate that art is truly 'Borderless'.
|Holly Budge Jewellery @ Academy of Fine Art, Wellington|
|Vibrant ceramic & fine silver beads|
|Vegetable Ivory beads fresh in from Peru|
|Great looking new business stationary!|
|My happy & productive place!|
|Eco Chic Collection: Hunter Bracelet|
|Eco Chic Collection: Hunter Pendent|
|Eco Chic Collection: Jungle Fever Bracelet|
A thought to leave you with - I read a wonderful quote the other day from a truly inspirational lady.
"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito"
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