Launched May 1st, 2009 with a tentative start... this blog evolved into a space to bring things I'm curious about or fascinated with whilst adapting to life in a new city, a new direction with my work and in the online realm. Early on postings were frequent and wide-ranging in focus. Attention slowly spread to new online engagements as ideas developed and formats trialled to extend those ideas. However, this blog has always remained at the centre of all that followed ...the conversations, journeys and glimpses into creative worlds generated here have long enriched my days beyond all imagining and I return always to pick up the thread with gratitude for the experience and for those who've passed through, perhaps joined up or stopped to converse!
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Monday, February 28, 2011

following on from the last post.... a thoughtful gift offer!



The previous post started with text from the Te Papa Museum in Wellington NZ


Tīkoki ana te waka o Aoraki!
Ko Rūaumoko e ngunguru nei!
He parekura! He parekura! He parekura e!
Ko te motu whānui tonu kua pani.
Kei te hunga kua riro ki te pō, moe mai rā.
Kei ngā makorea, he aha rā he kōrero mō koutou?
Ko te Atua hei whakawhirinakitanga atu mō koutou
hei aupehi i te mamae, ā ngākau, ā wairua.
Kia piki te ora, piki te kaha ki a koutou katoa.

You can read the translation of this lovely Maori language at the  post below. What i wish to let you in on here is an offer from our wandering botanical alchemist India Flint over yonder in the southern part of this continent ... she has a very soft spot for the people across the Tasman and tonight popped in to add a thought.


Just to put you in the picture the talented India writes about this image of her work in progress above:

"...and here are the delicious greens slow brewed from a cocktail of green plants. the deepest colour [top right] was taken up by [drum roll] a scrap of wool fabric.

i love wool. it's a miracle fibre. sucks up plant colour, keeps one warm even when wet, can be knitted/woven/felted/stitched or a combination of any of these, is fire-resistant [EXCEPT when superwashed - grrr] and is a sustainable renewable resource [when the sheep flock is managed properly]"
                                              read more here!


Last week India posted here and offered one of her exquisite pieces... a milky merino travel blanket... in order to make a donation to the Earthquake appeal. Here's the update from India about how it works:




"i'm asking people to make their donation to the appeal and then email me a copy of the proof
the highest donor will receive an ecoprint blanket as a gift from me and i'll make a random draw from all the rest and send the winner a gift as well
           so far about $750 AUD has been donated..."

Sounds wonderful ... and if you know anyone who might be interested do spread the word... 
S x


8 comments:

Mary Zeran said...

Sophie,

Such a wonderful image. Thank you for sharing and thank you to India for being so thoughtful and generous!
I am off to India's blog right now!

Sophie Munns said...

It is very appealing... makes you want to stick around to see what the results are don't you think Mary?
India's blog is wondrous... enjoy!
S

grrl + dog said...

of course green is my fave -ourite color,

and i do love what India has to say, especially about teaching.

Sophie Munns said...

Im also drawn to that green Grrl... so fresh and springy!
Know what you mean about her words and teaching!
S

layers said...

Hi Sophie, I do follow India's blog too-- love her nature based art works-- I am so sorry about New Zealand and Christchurch, I have been watching the news here in the US. I will head over to India's blog post now.

Sophie Munns said...

So glad you popped in Donna... its a wonderful offer from India...and always goo to visit and see whats shes up to!
S

iNdi@na said...

thanks Sophie...but small correction.

i'm asking people to make their donation to the appeal and then email me a copy of the proof

the highest donor will receive an ecoprint blanket as a gift from me

and i'll make a random draw from all the rest and send the winner a gift as well

so far about $750 AUD has been donated...

Sophie Munns said...

Thanks for that India... was melting and a little distracted when posting last night... Ive quoted you now...its much clearer!
Good result to date... here's hoping it keeps climbing!
S