Friday, March 16, 2012

St Patricks Day Treasure Hunt.

Have you ever found a 4 leaf clover before? Try your luck and search. I love giveaways, and especially love treasure hunts!

It starts at 8am on Saturday 17th March - which is of course St Patricks Day! I'll be hiding 4 images of a Four Leafed Clover throughout my store - once you find all FOUR of them, you just need click on the St Paddy’s day TAB on my website and you'll find all the details on how to enter. 

I'll be adding the FIRST clue on FACEBOOK at 8am, then you'll need to go to to get the rest.

So get thinking and get clicking and find those clovers. There will also be a chance to get 2 extra entries - find the sneaky clover hidden somewhere on my website - If you find that you'll get an extra entry, and also if you SHARE the Treasure Hunt post from my Facebook page you'll get another extra entry.

And because it's the weekend, you've got until 8pm on Sunday 18th March to get your entries in! Good luck. Winner will be announced at 8.30pm Sunday 18th March.

Terms and conditions:

  • The winner will win ONE of my new Green Leaf Dishes.
  • The information collected from your entry will be used to contact you if you win. All entries will be put into a random draw and the winner will be drawn out of a hat ( green if I can find one).
  • Entries open to all New Zealand and Australian addresses only.
  • This is in no way associated with Facebook.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

In Honour of My Father, 1 March 1940 - 19 September 2008

Today is the 1st March 2012, and it would have been my Dad's 72nd birthday. I'd just like to take a moment to honour him, and even though he doesnt know I am making ceramics now, he is strangely linked to my new passion.  He was a very clever and incredibly intelligent man, and I learnt alot from him about excellence and his 'can do' spirit. We used to have weekly hangout times & projects when I was at high school, and he'd let me pick the idea. My favourite time was when we built a bookshelf that I still have today. I think that without his passing away in 2008, I wouldn't have rediscovered my love of clay, I might never have gone back to it. I was devastated and I took it pretty badly (as I'm sure most would grieving the loss of a parent). 

My husband suggested I take some time out and do a course or something, just for me and to give myself a new direction. My youngest at the time had just turned 2yrs, and so I thought I'd do a nightclass. I found working with clay to be very therapeutic and was quite a healing time - to start being creative again after what seemed like a long drought.

I remember in the early days making some personalised hand-stamped tags and bits and pieces to take to his grave (in Auckland) and they are still there tied around a potted succulent I planted.

Somedays I feel sad he can't see what I am doing, and I can't share with him my successes, stories and new designs,  but I know he'd be pretty proud of me :-)

Dad & I - Geoffrey Jenkins, taken about 2 weeks before he passed away from cancer.

Happy Birthday Dad, I miss you so much xxx