Kia ora koutou. Ko Michelle Peat toku ingoa. He uni ahau o tangata te Tiriti.
A very warm welcome to the work I love: Creating safe spaces for individuals and teams.
With over 10 years experience working in the area of alternative dispute resolution in Waikato, Hauraki and Lakes District area.
I believe in the power of supported conversation which find creative ways to move issues forward. Using restorative practices I build into relationships which are ongoing; Family, Workplace and in the Community.
For the past few years I have been working on illustrating two children's books. It has been Fun!
This picture book was developed for Matariki: The Naughtiest Stars.
My first run has sold out, now is available as a downloadable pdf renamed The Rascally Stars.
Finding Grandpa's Song purpose is for children to gain understanding about what dementia is, and how they can support their loved ones living with dementia.
Finding Grandpa's Song will be printed soon.
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Make a Splash is an interactive hands on art journal aimed at teens who struggle.
Topics include: Being Wonderfully You, The Power of Apology, Changing those Non Helpful Inner Vows, Self-harm,
Stigma, At Risk Friends, Daring to Dream and much more ...
Make a Splash invites the reader to explore issues using collage, paint and print. I offer light but thoughtful enquiry.
Kahurangi Heta is working on the design of this art journal as part of her Bachelor of Design study at Wintec.
Make a Splash should be ready for print early 2021.
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Make a Splash
Hey, it's great you came to visit! I made this page for you to enjoy so have a rest, make a cuppa and look around.
I love to create space in my life to write and make art. You will find some of my work here.
In my day job, I meet with people in conflict as a mediator. There my goal is to bring the korero to a place where exploring
the conflict issues can happen. Then find ways to move forward.
Within this site you have the ability to shop, contact me, keep up to date with my latest creative project, follow my blog, link into my social media and generally keep in touch.
I like to think about life within community. Even when I feel like hiding away, I have found my own standing place within the sharing and hearing of story.
Arohanui Michelle x