Hey there everybody,
How you all doin?
I hope you are enjoying these beautiful days we have been so blessed to have and making the most of the opportunities in front of you. If there’s anything I can be grateful for today is having family and friends or associates that help to make everyday awesome and well worth living as well as us on the recieving end making the most of the little seconds there are left. This is something I have constantly been reminded of lately and I thought I would share it with all of you out there working hard, having a break or getting ready to get back into it. Ka pai e hoa ma.. Kia kaha!!
Today I am going to share with you some of the images I took throughout the holiday period till 2 weeks ago when I was working on my last project – a 21st Key for my cousin Emma Rose-Quirk who by the way did not know of this as it was organised by her mum Aunty Hopara Quirk. A big congradulations to you and your whanau as this is a huge milestone to overcome and as far as I know you have worked hard to be where you are and continue to do so. All the best for your future successes.
This was the first time I attempted to create a 21st key – but I must say I am lucky that the previous 3 works I had made at Toihoukura prepared me for this project. Thank you to Steve Gibbs, Tina Wirihana and Denise Te Hau for your support throughout these processes and helping me to define and achieve my goals.
I also want to thank my tane Tom for removing the old rusty screws out of my wood – which gave me more wood to work with and save me time struggling to remove them..lol and also a big thank you to my father-in-law Gavin Nickerson who sandblasted the wording and design onto the wood after my failed attempt of woodcutting..lol.
I will leave you to observe the processes that took place to complete this project.
Nga mihi nui