I am thankful for the many things that I have collected as a military child and military spouse from the many countries that we have lived ....or for the gifts from my dad, husband and brother whenever they had deployed with the military ...or for the gifts our children have picked up on their travels.
Places such as Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Germany, Poland, Turkey, China, Honduras, Holland, Portugal, Spain, Egypt, Iraq...
This week, I was introduced to & would like to share with you:
a Unique website.
After Ricky from NOVICA contacted me with information of "one of the leading fair trade artisans websites", I wanted to take a look first to see what it was all about.
This collage I made are of just a few of the many amazing pieces I really liked on NOVICA.
batik scarf created by Mayda of Bali ~ Sterling silver pearl earrings created by Buana of Bali ~ 3 colorful woven boxes created by Wayan Genep of Bali
Hand blown glasses by Javier & Efren of Mexico ~ Kashmiri chainstitched rug by Sajad of India ~ Cotton Hammock, "Manaus Majesty by the women pf Ceara, Brazil
Ceramic vase, "Sowing Fields" by the Huaman Paucar family of the Andes ~ watercolor painting "Girl with Bucket" created by Carlos Morales of the Andes ~ Sterling silver cuff bracelt created by Ploy Intha of Thailand
Unique Fair Trade Artisan website:
So many beautiful handcrafted items created by artisans from various countries
around the world.
(image taken from NOVICA website)
& I loved reading the stories of the artisans that are featured. Some of them are the sole bread winners for their families.
& for any of you interested...
a Unique opportunity:
Be a Consultant!
(image taken from NOVICA website)
As a consultant, "...getting in early is a big opportunity in direct sales. ..a lot of promotions going on for...early consultants, including anyone that becomes a
Director this year will go to Bali next year."
For more information on how to be a consultant, please go here: Novica Live
And if you become a consultant, please be sure to let them know you heard about NOVICA from my blog. Thank you so much!
& a Unique Giveaway:
$50 gift certificate
NOVICA also gave me $100 to use as I choose on NOVICA's great website. So I am looking forward to using $50 and also give away a $50 gift certificate for one of my blog readers to shop and use towards any of their many beautiful items on their website.
Giveaway ends midnight September 29, 2011. And winner will be announced on September 30th.
Here are the ways to enter:
Mandatory entry & in one comment for Entry #1:
Please go to at least three of the following 5 sites and let me know an item from each of the three that strikes your fancy :o)
Novica has items from jewelry to home decor, so be sure to peek around at all they have to offer.
& for more chances to win...These are additional entries (if you choose to enter with these additional entries, please leave separate comments for each and your email address):
Entry #2 Follow my blog
Entry #3 Follow my facebook art page, by "liking" it :o)
Entry #4 Post about this on your blog and let me know which post, so I can visit.
Thank you for stopping by and entering. I've only done a couple of reviews before, and I really have been so pleased with those, as well as the opportunity to share this Unique company today.
...Free Pretty Things For You's Whatever You Want Wednesday.
...with Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday's "U"
..with Mel for Fancy Friday Blog hop.
...with Maria and Nicole for http://www.mariashandmadelove.com/2011/09/circle-of-friends-weekend-blog-hop-4.html#more
*******One last thing, I usually post something about my family or the things in my neck of the woods, so that you can get a glimpse behind the art that I do...this week, I am not, but as always, I try to share some past art orders on every post. If you are new to my blog, every drawing that I do is drawn entirely with an individual's name.
These are a few landmarks from various countries.
This is the Arc de Triomphe. An order for a customer's daughter-in-law who loved this structure when she visited France.
This was from a windmill in the Netherlands. This was drawn for a customer for someone that became a dear friend of theirs while stationed in the Netherlands.
This is the Neuschwanstein castle in Schwangau, Germany. This was ordered for a son who also was intrigued by this beautiful castle when visiting it years ago.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and comment. All the best to those that wish to participate in this Unique giveaway :o)