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Excitement, Adventure & Exploring!

NEVER STOP EXPLORING

As some of you may know I work full time as a Graphic Designer at a furniture store called EDITO, as well as working on my art, blog & design for Clouds of Colour. EDITO is SUCH an exciting new business in Nelson – filled with international flavour, beautiful furniture & homewares. It is suuch a creative environment & works perfectly in with my already jammed packed life – which I totally enjoy and cant get enough of.
Last night I had a phone call from my bosses asking if I would like to go on a buying trip for the store …..wait for it…..to Los Angeles!!! My reply… Ohhhh YES!! Followed by a lot of dancing around the room with excitement.
Its amazing – when you set goals and dreams and then they become a reality your whole soul is overwhelmed with emotions. Im big on setting dreams, its what moves us forward and when we achieve them – well I cant even explain my feeling right now – just the biggest WOW!
So guys – Im off for the next 2 weeks on an adventure of a lifetime. It will be quiet on the blog but Ill be sharing fun creative images on Instagram & Facebook so you can follow along & see whats happening.

Bec - summer fields

My words of advise for you all would be…
♥ NEVER STOP EXPLORING
♥ NEVER STOP CREATING
These two sentences are what get me to each amazing point. Life is beautiful!

xobec

PS: My ETSY Shop will be closed until Im back. You can still place orders & they will be shipped ASAP =)


Nelson to Christchurch, New Zealand

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand Landscape 1 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 2 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 3

These photo make me want to go on another road trip exploring New Zealand! The only problem is that every corner you turn, you want to stop and take another photo – its all sooo beautiful!
On our road trip to Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch, we went through the Lewis Pass and spent a night in Hanmer. These are the pics from this…

Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 6 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 7 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape Flowers 6 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 1 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape Snow 4 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 5

We were so lucky to have sunny weather as it had been snowing and the roads were crazy slippery. Snowing in summer?!

Snow - Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 2 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape Trees 1

The image above is from one of my favourite pieces of road – lined with a forest of beech trees with their black trunks and bright green leaves. You can smell the fresh forest air as you drive past…sooo good!
This is such a beautiful drive to take – especially when the sun is shining, theres snow on the hills & your favourite tunes are playing =)
xobec


Twenty 14

New Zealand Landscape

It’s time to think about new goals, dreams & wishes for 2014! I’m excited for this year with so many things I want to achieve.
Each year I choose a word to live my year by. Last year was ‘bravery’ – so each decision I made was based on this word. I achieved a lot with it. So this year I’ve decided on the word ‘adventure’. I want a year full of fun, laughter, exploring and adventures with friends and family.
What are a few of your goals this year? Anything you’d love to achieve?
Here are a few of mine…
♦ Have another exhibition
♦ Design 5 fabric patterns
♦ Attend 2 market stalls
♦ Collaborate with local artists on fun creative projects
♦ Road trip the North Island of New Zealand
♦ Visit America
♦ Take a roll of film photos each season & print them
xobec


Arthurs Pass, New Zealand

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Arthurs Pass has to have been my most favourite drive of all. The most stunning New Zealand landscapes – sweeping mountains, blue flowers hug the sides of the roads that lead down into stunning valleys. I could have stayed here for my whole holiday!

Arthurs Pass, New Zealand - mountainsArthurs Pass, New Zealand - Landscape Arthurs Pass, New Zealand - valley landscapeArthurs Pass, New Zealand - railway

There is a train called the TranzAlpine which runs from Greymouth to Christchurch, passing through Arthurs pass. The shot above is of the railways which has blue lupins along it. One of my goals this year is to take this train ride through winter when the mountain tops are coated in fresh white snow.
An absolute MUST when visiting New Zealand is to spend time going through here.
Amazing.
The BEST. xobec


West Coast, New Zealand

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Part two of my mini South Island road trip:
We then drove further down the coast stopping in a few small towns and eventually ending up in Hokitika. The drive down the West Coast is full of beautiful native New Zealand flax bushes, Nikau Palms & Ferns and crazy wild coastlines.
I loooove this photo above of the seagulls – the third bird from the left is so gansgter! haha!

West Coast, New Zealand - Waves West Coast, New Zealand - Sunset Point West Coast, New Zealand - Sunset Point 2 West Coast, New Zealand

The locals in Hokitika are the absolute coolest. You’ll never find more chilled out, cruisey kiwi’s! If you visit Hokitika, get a pizza from Fat Pipi’s Pizza and take it down to the beach at Sunset Point. Here, you can watch the sun go down & the crazy waves crashing on the beach.
A short drive away is the glow worm dell – which is sooo cool! xobec