ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT 100 DAYS?

100 Days Project. © Mahani Del Borrello 2017. Thousands of hours of fun, frustration and hard work were celebrated on the weekend, as creatives from all walks of life came together to show their 100 Day Projects in Auckland.

From photography to typography; felt to food art; digital art to dolly pegs; pop-ups to plastic; and about every kind of pen, pencil and paintbrush you can imagine—this exhibition had it all! The one thing they had in common was the commitment to create one thing every day for 100 days. The range of projects, level of skill and dedication on display was astounding. And while this short but sweet show may be over, there isn't much time to relax, registrations for the 2017 100 Days Project have opened! So if you like the sound of this project, it's time to sign up and start planning. Remember, one thing, every day, x100.

Good luck!

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WINTER IN THE GARDEN

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Don't worry! This hasn't suddenly become a gardening blog, I just wanted to share this amazing oasis with you. While winter in Auckland hasn't been as bitter as I suspected it might, it is still a relief to escape the chilly air and rain. And this is the perfect place to do just that. Consisting of two glasshouses—one temperate and one tropical—a fountained courtyard  and a quarried fernery, the Wintergardens are a world away from the concrete and chaos of city life. I found the tropical garden especially tranquil... and warm! So warm, compared to the cold air outside, that I had to wait for my camera to 'acclimatise' before I could take any photos! The Wintergardens have definitely made my list of favourite places in Auckland and I will certainly be visiting again.

P.S. Who else thinks purple and green were made for each other?

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VIA INSTAGRAM

Picturette on instagram I have been a bit quiet on Instagram this past year, so I'm trying to get back in the habit. This is what I have been up to lately: makin' maps, frolicking on the Te Ara I Whiti (Lightpath), taking in the view at the top  Mt Victoria, looking for fairies at the bottom of these  Falls, printing scarves and trying to ignore the cold weather in the Wintergardens.