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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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    Packing baby clothes for a holiday

    Julian had his first holiday this week! He coped so well with long car trips and sleeping in strange places. It was lovely to get away from home and show him some more of this beautiful world. When packing for the trip I decided to put Julian’s outfits in separate sealed bags. I’m so glad […]

    This moment

    One photo capturing a moment from my week. A simple, beautiful moment that deserves to be soaked in and cherished. No words, just a picture. Feel free to share a link to your moment in the comments. 

    Blissfully unproductive evening

    Evenings around here normally consist of baby in bed around 7pm, then the paints, pens, paper and whatnot emerges cautiously whilst they are safe from tiny fingers. Tonight however, they can stay packed away. The last three nights I have averaged about four hours sleep. Last night it was about two. In a life pre-Julian I would have […]

    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 […]