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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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    A first birthday party for our little man

    One year ago we met our Julian for the very first time. This wild, sweet hearted boy with the firey hair and everlasting smile, who laughs like crazy and never stops moving. We threw a ‘Manly’ bash for our little man to celebrate his first birthday. Here are a few pictures of his day: Happy […]

    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!

    Christmas at our place

    I thought I’d share a few brief glimpses of our first Christmas with our baby boy. It was crazy as usual with seven family get togethers to rush around to over a few days. I thought Christmas at six months pregnant was exhausting, Christmas with a nine month old bub is insane! From our family […]

    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 […]

    Covet Garden Magazine

    I stumbled across the gorgeousness that is Covet Garden at desire to inspire and I am so excited to see a digital mag full of  such beauty. This sweet little magazine is the creation of Canadian writers Lynda Felton and Rhonda Riche, and art director Jessica Reid. Their vision was a magazine that made them feel as though they were invited […]

    Alphabet love print

    This bright love note is now up at our etsy store! Click on the big orange etsy button to have a look around our little shop! I’m loving this shade of yellow at the moment, maybe because summer is approaching! The original painting hangs in Julian’s bedroom and watches over his cot. The print is […]

    A baptism celebration

    What better way to christen a blog than a post in honour of a baptism party?! Not just any baptism party, but our baby boy Julian’s baptism party! To be surrounded by people who love this boy as we made our dedication to raise him to know Jesus was a beautiful thing. Definitely a day […]