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    Hello and welcome! I am Joanna, a wife, a mother and the artist behind the olive bird store. This blog is a space to scribble notes on a life filled with creativity and joy. Along the way I'll share arty endeavours, things that inspire me and other random streams of consciousness. I hope you enjoy and come back and visit often!

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    Flyers and posters for Melbourne Hide & Seek Market

    I’ve been having fun designing the flyers and posters for the Hide and Seek Market’s new Melbourne location, have a look!      Please contact me if you would like to commission an artwork!

    A wall mural for Archie

    I spent today creating a wall mural for my little friend Archer. It was so much fun, I can’t wait to see the room finished!   I’d love to hear from you if you would like to commission a mural!

    New creations

    Take a peek at a few scribblings that will be in my Etsy store soon!

    Lessons for my baby boy #1. Live mindfully

    I’m creating a list of life lessons for my baby boy. One day (some time after he emerges from teenage-hood) he might read through this and benefit, even in some small way, from the road his Mama has travelled. I can’t wait to see what this little man has to teach me about life. #1. Live mindfully. […]

    Our Christmas market

    I know I must have been busy over December, as I still haven’t posted the pictures I took of our Christmas market at Hide and seek. It was great to have some new products out on display and to wander around the other stalls. I’ve already started sketching ideas for next Christmas! If you stopped […]

    Christmas designs!

    Here’s what I’ve been up to during nap time today. It’s starting to feel like Christmas round here! We’ll have prints and gift cards with these little guys on them at the December Hide and Seek Market on the 19th! Prettying up the place for Christmas

    Our first market

    On Sunday we packed our car full of prints, frames, cards, clothes and bags (and a baby somewhere under all of that) and headed off to hide and seek markets. It was our first market so it was great to meet other stall holders, chat to market goers and sell some things! We can’t wait for the […]

    To market, to market!

    I can’t tell you how excited and nervous I am to be holding my first stall at a market next Sunday (21st November). I was so surprised and flattered to be accepted to be a part of the hide and seek market in Kellyville. I’ve been working on lots of new little creations to tote along with […]

    New designs available!

    Here’s what I’ve been up to lately! These will be available in the etsy store as prints and greeting cards soon!  I’ve started playing around with inks. I’m loving how bright the colours turned out.

    Note card love

    Here are a few of our new note cards! I’m so pleased with the finish on the cotton paper. The colours are so clear and beautiful. Keep an eye on our etsy store, they’ll be up in no time! – Joanna