This statue is truly a spectacular sight to see in person. The tour of the Jade Buddha commenced in Vietnam early this year and it will depart from Australia early next year to travel throughout America and Canada. Tour dates and locations can be found here. The aim of the tour is to inspire everyone who sees the Buddha to reflect upon peace. A fascinating short film on the making of the Buddha can be found here. I'd be keen to see photos of the Jade Buddha in various locations around the world. Hopefully somebody will start a Jade Buddha for Universal Peace group on Flickr. Maybe they already have? I'll go check on that.
And how adorable are these!?! I won this cute set of gocco printed blank notebooks from talented artist and designer Valerie of Cabin + Cub. I can often be found lurking around Valerie's beautiful blog and Etsy shop admiring her artwork, so I was very delighted to win these! Oh happy happy joy joy! Thankyou Valerie xo