30 October 2009

A mention in the local paper

Newspaper cutting from the East & Bays Courier - Friday 30 October 2009

23 October 2009

A Review of October 2009

I am writing this early, as we are going away, to Tauranga, for Labour weekend – a much deserved break! I have worked really hard this month to complete my first 20 Art-Brooches (in addition to the first one, which I am keeping for myself) for my first New Zealand craft fair on 1st November. I have had to use bought frames for displaying my brooches, due to time time constraints, but I intend to work on the idea of designing and casting my own display frames in the future.

CF001 - I will keep this one for myself

To save space, the following photos have been cropped, so the frames are not shown, but hopefully they give an idea of what my Art-Brooches look like.

Art-Brooch Designs CF002 - CF021

01 October 2009

It is now seven months since we emigrated from the UK and one month until my first craft fair in New Zealand (St Heliers Art and Craft Market), which is booked for Sunday 1st November. This will be the first showing of my Art-Brooches, to gauge public reaction to my idea for a new concept in jewellery. When I left home this morning, there was a rainbow – so I hope this is a good omen for things to come.

I have bought the domain name www.clairefairweather.co.nz, so I can develop a website to start off my Art-Brooch venture here in New Zealand. Looking to the future, with a view to selling internationally, I have also bought www.art-brooches.com.

I really need to stay positive and focused – and hopefully, my determination to succeed will make my Art-Brooch idea a success.