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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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    The making of a toddler’s wallet

    Last week my lovely nephew Benjamin turned two! This little man has a penchant for rummaging through wallets, so I thought I’d make him one of his own. I’ve put together a little ‘how to’ in case you know a wallet rummager too (click on ‘read more’ below).