Jewellery + Activism + Art
We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.
~ Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai (1940 – 2011) – Kenyan-born environmental, political, and women’s rights activist.
Wangari was the first woman in East Africa to earn a doctorate degree.
In 1977 she launched The Green Belt Movement to reforest her country and aid women in need of income. The movement is responsible for over 30 million trees being planted and about 30,000 women gaining new skills and opportunities.
In 2004 Wangari Matthai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace. She was the first African woman to receive the prestigious award.
We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own – indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. This will happen if we see the need to revive our sense of belonging to a larger family of life, with which we have shared our evolutionary process.
~ Wangari Maathai
The Wangari brooch
The coiling sterling silver tendrils that resemble roots, branches and buds are symbolic of the trees planted by the Green Belt Movement that Wangari Maathai founded in 1977.
“What a friend we have in a tree, the tree is the symbol of hope, self-improvement and what people can do for themselves.” ~ Wangari Maathai
Today I'm sharing three videos by brave women artists who aren't afraid to share with the world what they feel is important. *Warning: course language*
On the day that man first set foot on the moon my grandmother lamented. She worried that the mystique of the moon would be destroyed. But, knowing that the moon is just a big rock orbiting around the earth doesn't deprive us of our imagination, or desire to dream....
Summers on Deer Bay Christmas, Thanksgiving you name the holiday, and you can be sure that I am available to my customers and working in my studio from about 8 am to 10 pm. Design, bench work, assembly, filling orders, taking photographs, or updating my...
Like a newly hatched gosling stumbling and fumbling in the dark for words stuck to the roof of my mouth like peanut butter and jelly sweet and delicious Canada Geese Pose for Photographs This year is Canada's 150 anniversary with big celebrations all...
Five Kickass Women Inspire Jewelry Collection Inspired by women who have made this world a better place, the Solidarity Collection goes beyond just jewelry – it’s a symbol to remind us that we have the power to create positive change in this world. Having been touched...
Happy Holidays! Here's a little gift from me to you The period approaching the holidays is the busiest time of the year for me work wise. Making and shipping all those lovely gifts for you and all the special people in your lives keeps me so busy that I...