Winsome Easel – changing the world

As you all know, I love art. Art is transformative. It helps us to see the world in different ways. Art can move people, it can rally people, it can be the catalyst for great change.

Creating social awareness through art is something I believe in and support which is why I want to share the work of Winsome Easel with you.

Winsome Easel believes that beautiful words and authentic relationships can transform this world. Because of this, 10% of all proceeds go to ending human trafficking and modern day slavery through an End It Movement partner organization called Made in a Free World. Your purchase is helping make a difference in the global story of freedom!”

Oh and it also helps that Kristin’s work is gorgeous too. You can buy beautiful art and help change the world. Win win!

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Adventure time

We went for a drive into the hills over the weekend and saw the gorgeous tulips at Araluen Botanical Park. Spring is everywhere, all around us, at the moment. From the new shoots on our grape vine to the warm easterly breeze that carries the smell of the bush into my office window. It’s my favourite season.

I thought these prints by Beloved & Co summed up our little weekend escape.

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Brittani Rose – paper portraits

Aren’t these paper portraits cute?! They are the handiwork of paper artist Brittani Rose. She can create a personalised portrait of you, your family and even your pet. You can have a say in the scenery/background – she’ll bring your thoughts to life.

I think this would make a really cute Christmas present, don’t you think?

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Connect with Brittani
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BrittaniRosePaperArt
Instagram – http://instagram.com/brittanirose

Yes, yes, yes washi!

Oh my, do you love washi tape too? I’m obsessed. I’m a little embarrassed to share how many rolls of awesome I have in my collection. Lets just say that I have enough…for now.

All tapes pictured below are from Washi Tape Love. Aren’t they gorgeous?!

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Book review – Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

Ruby is despondent after finishing the book

I’m going to start this post by telling you that you really must read Lost & Found by Brooke Davis. You must. It is a profoundly beautiful book and you should get your hands on a copy and read it post-haste. Don’t wait. Buy it.

It took me a little longer to read this book because, well, I found some of it a little emotional. Davis created characters that got under my skin. They are all, in some way, broken and when I read broken characters their innocence/naivety/resignation/soul crushing grief seems to stay with me for a long time. It’s almost like a well written book can cause a transference of emotions – Freaky Friday-style. I feel emotionally sodden afterwards. Spent. Exhausted. Good fictional characters make you feel these things.

I took a highlighter to this book so many times. I just didn’t want to forget the importance and beauty of some of this writing. Here are two of my favourites bits.

She sat on the bed and cupped her knees with her hands. How do you get old without letting sadness become everything? Her mother had been young once, with her easy limbs and pretty fingers, but then she had saddened, and shrunk.

 

Maybe when you let out your last breath, you let out everything, your memories and thoughts and things you wished you’d said and things you wished you didn’t say and the pictures in your head of hot coffee steam and the last look on your dad’s face and the feeling of mud between your fingers and the wind when you run down a hill and the colour of everything, ever.

Thank you Brooke Davis for giving the world this book. It is such an amazing gift.

Follow Brooke on Twitter.
Thanks to Hachette Australia Books for my copy.

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