With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite online companies to find unique gifts from the heart. So, I couldn’t help but show you this beautiful hand-carved piece I found at Novica.com. It reminded me that no matter how far we are from our children or how old they are, we are still connected and nothing or no one can take that away. I was able to find this amazing piece very quickly because of the special Mother’s Day collections Novica put together in one place. I’ve always loved the attention to detail on their site and how easy they make shopping for just about any gift or special piece for yourself. This particular “Heart Power”carving comes from Indonesia and is made out of the native sugar wood (Heart Power,$44.95 at Novica.com). Because we love to promote and help women from all over the world to shine, I wanted to also share the artist’s touching story with you here.
“I am Eka, and I was introduced to Novica by my husband Putra Suteja. Unfortunately he passed away in 2009 after a long illness, leaving me with a 3 year old daughter and a 10 day old son. I decided to honor his memory by continuing carving, something I learned from my father from a very young age. Dad would carve and my mother, brothers and I would finish the pieces. We worked this way until I married Putra Suteja.
He liked to carve coconut shells and we enjoyed developing new styles and designs together, then I would make the samples. Now that I’m the sole provider for my children, I continue to carve coconut shells, and I also carve statuettes from wood.
My children are my biggest motivation to work and to move on. Even though now I am alone, I always keep my spirit up and go on strong for my children. Thanks to them I do not falter, and thanks to all of you for always supporting me.
Being associated with Novica means I can feed my children – I will always do my best to provide a good future for them. Thanks Novica and thanks to you all, because you encourage me to continue developing new ideas and designs for the sculptures so they will be always liked.”
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