I hope everyone is doing great! I know that so many people right now are having a hard time on the East Coast and our positive thoughts and Aloha goes out to all of them!
Currently we are running a special on our website, www.heatherbrownart.com where all profits from all sales through Monday will be donated to the relief effort, so if you were looking for the right time to order, this would be a great time! Get some new art and help some people in desperate need! Let's all help the East coast recover as quickly and smoothly as we can. If you are not looking for art, you can still help by visiting any number of sites taking donations. Two of our favorites so far have been:
Please help as we have all been in positions around the World in the past years where we have needed help or assistance and through the charity and good hearts of others, we have been able to start making positive steps, The East Coast needs your help now, please help do what you can as every little bit helps! Please spread the word too!
So, we have just returned from a 3 week tour showing art in Japan, Bali and Australia! Such a fun trip meeting so many new people and new experiences.
Our tour ended in Australia for the 2012 Byron Bay Surf Festival. I was so honored to be invited to the festival this year as a participating artist, and by all accounts this years festival was HUGE! It was so nice to see and meet so many surf art fans that came out to the opening night reception and the show was a great success. Mahalo to everyone at the Byron Bay Surf Festival, participating artist, surfers, bands, educators for making this event so enjoyable!
This was my first trip to Australia as well, so it was so nice to be in a place that is similiar to home but also different at the same time. We had a great time surfing the local areas, eating fresh organic local foods, touring around a bit and just relaxing in Byron and Lennox Head. Here are a few pictures from the event. Everyone Have a great weekend!
|Hawaii Surf Artist Heather Brown at the 2012 Byron Bay Surf Festival in Australia|
|The first show I ever got to ride a bike to!! Heather Brown in Byron Bay|
|North Shore Oahu Surf Artist Heather Brown 2012 Byron Bay Surf Festival Art Display|
|Heather Brown art at the 2012 Byron Bay Surf Festival|
|With the Incredible Tom Wegener, Heather Brown and Chris Viverito|