• Tohe Puku - Silent Protest
    This tohu has alot of meaning for me. Abused children don't always have the outlet or ability to stop or speak out against their abuser, and often find a way to disengage. The two feathers represent arms being crossed in the front as if in a foetal position, a position of nurturing and safety, and going to that space. Here it is used as a symbol of protection and a "Silent Protest". At the time this was being created, Ihumatao was also under protest, and it is appropriate also as a "Peaceful Protest", with the feathers reminiscent of Te Whiti and Tohu's use of the Raukura as a symbol for peaceful resistance against the confiscation of Māori land in 1881.
    Posted: Monday 25 October 2021
  • "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata"
    Posted: Monday 25 October 2021
  • Tie-Dye Tips - P1
    Last year i had great fun making a bunch of tie-dye tees for whānau for christmas and later heard about other friends making them for their whānau and friends too, but, that they had a bit of a failure with the dye not setting and the colour running out as well as colours not setting vividly enough .... so i thought i'd share a few basic tips ..... so come check it out
    Posted: Sunday 24 October 2021