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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 snapshot of the past few months

    I finally decided to sit down and write a post. This year has been beautiful but intense. Between being a mum, a wife, starting a business, working and trying to sell our home, there hasn’t been much spare time lately. Unfortunately the first thing that gets left behind when my life is busy is always […]

    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 […]

    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!

    Cookie mix in a jar

    I’m not sure where I stumbled across this idea, but I’m happy I did. This Christmas I made a few jars of cookie mix for gifts. I found some 1 Litre glass jars, filled them with layers of the dry ingredients, printed labels with cooking instructions and attached some of our gift tags. These are […]

    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 […]

    Some Christmas cheer for your day!

      . Over 3 days the Foster family took 6000 photos and created the cutest Christmas video ever (yes, ever). This gorgeous family forgoes sending Christmas cards in exchange for video greetings . This years whimsical, vintage Christmas inspired video ooses fun. What a beautiful way to share some Christmas joy with your kids whilst inspiring creativity […]

    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 […]