Restless Press Write-Up
The wonderful folks at Restless Press have been kind enough to post a wee write-up about Jane and the story of Gozo Bonkers - Gracias Amigos!
Read More: http://www.restlesspress.net/gozo-bonkers-prayer-cards-with-a-difference/
Xt3 video interview
The amazing crew at Xt3 featured us on their advent calender on Dec 13th - *nana fist pump*
Muchas Gracias to them. If you would like to learn about how and why the saint cards have been created you can view the interview with NZ designjane here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM3HC22vIH4 + http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=18056
The good folks at Smile Magazine in Tauranga (New Zealand) have featured us in their October edition.
It's this kind of community support that we need to grow and are very grateful for the support.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
If you know of any publications that might want to features us, then please share our information, or let Jane know who she should contact. "We're in this together - it's a community effort."
Publication; Smile Magazine -- Date: October, 2014
We have been kindly featured by the good folks at Xt3.com -->> *high fives* -->> Please click on the link below to have a wee read...
Source; Xt3 website -- Date: September, 2014
EMAIL NEWSLETTER FEATURE
We have been kindly featured in an email that zoomed out to students of the Good Shepherd Theological College in Auckland.
We pretty much rely on this kind of amazing community support - So, if you have any ideas or if you have an email newsletter and would like to feature us please let us know!
We are 100% for charity. Together we can #thinkBonkers, zoom funds to Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand & help those in need....
Source; Good Shepherd E-newsletter -- Date: 18th August, 2014
Prayer cards have a happy style
Gozo Bonkers was kindly featured by NZ Catholic in a recent edition of their newspaper. It's a snap shot story about my journey 'so far'...
Credit & thanks to Rowena Orejana -- http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/
Publication; NZ Catholic -- Date: May, 2014
ARTICLE TEXT - by ROWENA OREJANA
AUCKLAND - They are cartoony, colourful and happy - and they are prayer cards of saints.
Graphic Designer Jane Maisey was inspired to do the cards when she was seeking the intercession of St. Rita for personal reasons. She looked at what was available and found seriously gloomy cards.
“The imagery out there is quite depressing and very old fashioned. It’s not enticing to people, it’s not joyful,” she said.
Earlier this year, she printed a couple of her saint cards and received a lot of positive reactions from people. “Inspiration took over,” she said.
She found herself inundated with requests for her to do different saints. “Saints are patrons for different things. As people asked me to do them, I started learning about the saints that I didn’t know anything about. You just kind of journey along the way, and providence takes care of it,” she said.
Ms Maisey said she found a lot of saints are quite joyful. “St Padre Pio, for example, went through incredibly painful experiences, but many people said he was funny and he was joyful. So there was that side of him as well,” she said.
This brought her to Pope Francis’s call for Catholics to be joyful in living their faith. “It seemed like a way I can do something to make people happier. So really it comes down to making people happier and spreading joy and knowledge through my crazy cartoons,” Ms Maisey said.
One of the comments she received was to make the prayers simpler. She made them simpler consulting at-least 3 well informed, religious people before printing the copies. Except for St Francis’s prayer and St Patrick’s breastplate, she wrote the prayers for the saint cards based on her research of their lives.
“I guess you could say it’s my way of being a missionary. That’s what i can do. There are a lot of things i can’t do, but this is what i can do.”
She said it’s her way of spreading love, joy and knowledge while raising funds for Caritas too. “It’s all donation based. I’m basically not-for-profit,” she said.
Ms Maisey explained that she gives people a guideline on the cost involved in printing the cards and they can decide how much to give beyond that. What ever they pay beyond the print price goes to Caritas. If she has cards that people want but can’t afford, she gives them for free.
Her next step will be to contact schools and see if they have a need for her cards.
“I think it would be great for Holy Communication gifts or Confirmation gifts,” she said.
“If people would like to have some cards and donate, they can go to the website or send me an email,” she said.
“I’m open to ideas. It’s a providence based growth thing for me”.
Jane Maisey: website (www.gozobonkers.com), email (email@example.com).
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