i don’t remember how i originally came across feature shoot, but i signed up for their mailing list, then discovered they do a fun photo swap called the print swap. it’s free to submit work, and $40 per image to participate in the swap if the curators select any of your work. this cost covers […]
+++ there’s a flower farmer on waiheke island who opens her flower shed to the public on saturday mornings. last weekend i bought a bunch of poppies and, over the course of the week, have watched them emerge from their fluffy cocoons into the light. their petals are so beautiful, like scrunched up tissue paper. […]
2020 has been a tough year. but one positive that has come from it has been remembering the power in supporting local businesses. we are shopping more thoughtfully now, doing what we can to keep the lights on for locals. i want to celebrate the makers and artisans, to support the writers and photographers, to help them continue to create such beautiful work.
i have cupboards full of ceramics collected from my travels around the globe. they make great (if somewhat fragile) souvenirs, each one reminding me of a place we visited. now some of my favourite ceramics are made right here on waiheke island. here’s three locals worth following / supporting: 1 // thea ceramics esther’s work […]
+++ A couple of Sundays ago I went for a walk around the coast from Little Oneroa to Fisherman’s Rock a few bays around. It was a stunning morning, sunlight glinting on the water making the hormosira banksii (Neptune’s necklace) shine like jewels in the rock pools.