Content Tagged: Artisans

A PICTURE OF HAITI’S BRIGHT FUTURE: Day Three

We began the day by visiting Shelly Clay, a truly inspiring woman behind the Apparent Project. The Apparent Project is an organization that uses recycled materials like cardboard and cereal boxes to produce gorgeous beaded jewelry; the result of this… Read more »

RETURN TO HAITI: ART AND SOUL – DAY 3

Today, many artisans come to meet with us at our hotel, The Karbie in Port Au Prince. Nothing makes me happier than working with artisans. And this was a particularly great group: Christelle Paul who designs horn jewelry; Joelle Bonay,… Read more »

RETURN TO HAITI: ART AND SOUL – DAY 2

We drive to Leogane, which is the stone-carving community where Urban Zen’s “Million Hearts for Haiti” come from. The people and their work is breathtaking. Raw, simple and expressive. Everyone there is eager to learn and help any way they… Read more »

RETURN TO HAITI: ART AND SOUL – DAY 1

Haiti speaks to my heart. It embraces everything we seek to accomplish at Urban Zen – the need to preserve culture, a crisis of healthcare, and a way to educate children to help secure a future of sustainability. I traveled… Read more »